The Juice Box LV is just under a year old, and growing very quickly. A single brick and mortar juice bar operation in Las Vegas, they serve primarily “the locals” and offer an extensive menu —raw, organic cold-pressed juice, smoothies, acai and pitaya bowls, wellness shots, salads, wraps, vegan and gluten-free bakery items, illy espresso, and newly added…avocado waffles. Wait, whaaaa? A savory waffle? Sounds amazing! Aaron Bradley, Owner & Founder of The Juice Box LV, said the demand for this new waffle is so great, they can hardly keep up! Obviously their ever-evolving menu is one of the reasons for their speedy success.
One of their popular add-on items at The Juice Box LV is the Pineapple Turmeric Wellness Shot and Aaron graciously agreed to share the recipe with our readers, thanks Aaron! When I asked him how they promote add-ons in-store, he said they really like to take the opportunity to talk one on one with each customer and educate them on the nutritional benefits. To make this recipe, they grind and press using their Goodnature X-1 Mini juicer, creating the highest level of nutrient-dense juice, and package the liquid gold in 4 oz bottles that sell for $4.95 each.
This small shot has mega health benefits, especially with pineapple, turmeric, and ginger being big anti-inflammatory agents. More specifically, the main active ingredient of turmeric is the medicinal compound, curcumin, which is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Pineapple contains the enzyme, bromelain, which boosts immunity and suppresses inflammation. Gingerol is the main bioactive compound found in ginger that has been found to possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer activities. Combined they make a powerful little booster shot.
Aids in digestion
Recipe is made in small batches on the X-1 Mini and it yields about 3 quarts / (24) 4 oz. bottles.
3 pineapples (about 3 lb ea)
10 oz turmeric root
8 oz ginger root
6 tbl apple cider vinegar
½ tsp sea salt
Weigh and wash ingredients
Trim tops and remove rind from pineapple
Add pineapple, turmeric root and ginger root to X-1 Mini; grind & press
Mix apple cider vinegar and sea salt