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Ghost Pepper Juice Extract

posted Sep 19, 2012, 3:57 PM by Israel Torres   [ updated Oct 28, 2012, 8:55 AM ]

Disclaimer for the uninitiated: Do not try this at home

One of my friends recently brought me a couple of Ghost Peppers that he grew from his plant at home. When asked what I was planning to do with them I mentioned I was going to make a juice extract with them. 

I normally make juice extracts for taking with me when I hit the local juice bars as most don't offer any type of spicy peppers like habanero, jalapeño, serrano, or ghost peppers. Even though I love juice with a bang this would be the first time I'd be drinking this level of raw heat so I wanted to take my time and make it right. Below is how I make the Ghost Pepper Juice Extract (GPJE)- enjoy!

First and foremost I'll compare the three habaneros, serrano and ghost peppers in the picture below.  I usually have two of these habaneros per 8 cups of lunch or dinner juice. To be safe and make sure I wasn't wasting my juice I started by making the juice extract with one ghost pepper. I'll be saving the second one for later in the week.


I start with two large tomatoes and one ghost pepper.


So they fit in my Omega Vert VRT 330 (masticating juicer) I needed to slice up the tomatoes. I kept the ghost pepper intact.


I used a food strainer to make sure no additional pulp or seeds make it into the extract and I ended up with about 2 cups of ghost pepper Juice Extract.

I took a "half-straw" sample and it was quite potent but very drinkable - especially when it will be diluted with the rest of the juice. I will be enjoying this tomorrow for lunch and dinner. I juice ahead in batches during the work week. If you like a nice solid heat don't be shy about adding a ghost pepper to your juices. Remember I use one ghost pepper per 8 cups of juice - I am not sure I'd try it at any other ratio!

update (the following day): I drank a full 32oz of a new juice consisting of golden beets, cucumber, carrots, spinach, apples along with the ghost pepper juice extract and it was delicious and quite spicy - It almost felt as if I had put in 3 or 4 habaneros in instead of the standard 2. It wasn't undrinkable at all and I'll certainly be doing this again.

update (20121028): Just picked up this new batch that I'll be using tonight and this week!



Legacy 93 Recipes

posted Aug 20, 2012, 10:01 PM by Israel Torres   [ updated Aug 20, 2012, 10:05 PM ]

By popular request I have copied this link of the 93 recipes I used during my first 60 day fast here

I am also planning to update these recipes as I complete my 3rd 60 day juice fast. I've found that really focusing on a basic set of variables can make juice fasts simple and easier to complete. 

93 Juicing Recipes

20120703 Lunch with a Zing

posted Jul 3, 2012, 11:30 AM by Israel Torres

Ingredients:
  • 1 Beet
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Habanero
  • 2 Apples
  • 6 Carrots
  • 6 Sweet Peppers
Steps:
  1. wash, peel, clean, and cut produce to fit juicer (if necessary)
  2. put prepared items into juicer
  3. strain juice once
  4. makes for 4 strained cups
Taste:
  • Sweet, Smooth and Spicy
Calories:
Pictures:

Carrots, Peppers, Habanero, Apples, Tomato, Beet

Chopped up and prepared for the Omega Juicer

Just Juicing

Straining The Juice

4 Cups Ready To Drink

┌ರ_ಠ <just juice

20120701 Morning Fruit Juice

posted Jul 2, 2012, 6:02 AM by Israel Torres   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 6:08 AM ]

Ingredients:
  • 1 Large Grapefruit
  • 6 Oranges
  • 4 Apples
  • 1lb Raspberries (optional)
  • -or- 1lb Blackberries (optional)
  • -or- 1lb Blueberries (optional)
  • -or- 1lb Strawberries (optional)
  • -or- 2 cups of pineapple juice(optional)
Steps:
  1. wash, peel, clean, and cut produce to fit juicer (if necessary)
  2. put prepared items into juicer
  3. strain juice once
  4. makes for 8 strained cups
Taste:
  • Sweet and Tangy all around
Calories:
  • Estimated 1113 (946) for 8 cups *I make batches for 2+ people; our servings are currently averaging 3-4 cups per serving per person for a total of 9-12 cups per day per person. 
Pictures:
Oranges, Apples, Grapefruit, Raspberries
Oranges, Apples, Grapefruit, Raspberries

Ready To Juice
Ready To Juice

Ready To Strain
Ready To Strain

Straining The Juice
Straining The Juice

Ready To Drink

┌ರ_ಠ <just juice

20120701 Veggie Delight

posted Jul 1, 2012, 1:40 PM by Israel Torres   [ updated Jul 2, 2012, 5:29 AM ]

Ingredients:
  • 1 Habanero
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Beet
  • 1 Bunch Of Lacinato Kale
  • 2 Pounds Of Sweet Mini-Peppers
  • 10 Carrots
  • 4 Red Delicious Apples
Steps:
  1. wash, clean, and cut produce to fit juicer (if necessary)
  2. put prepared items into juicer
  3. strain juice once
  4. makes for 10 strained cups
Taste:
  • Sweet and Earthy with a sliver of heat.
Calories:
  • Estimated 994 (844) for 10 cups *I make batches for 2+ people; our servings are currently averaging 3-4 cups per serving per person for a total of 9-12 cups per day per person. 
Pictures:
Beet and Carrots
Beet and Carrots

1 Bunch of Lacinato Kale
Prep Complete - Lacinato Kale on right

Ready to Juice
R

Ready to Strain
Ready To Strain

Ready To Drink
Ready To Drink

┌ರ_ಠ <just juice

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