I never liked ginger that much until I had it in my green juice (kale + cucumber + lemon + ginger). After experiencing it in its fresh form, I was massively disappointed when I started using ground ginger in my oatmeal and other meals at home. It just didn’t have the same effect. It wasn’t that I had “learned” to love ginger; it was that I simply preferred it fresh, not dried and ground.
When I found this ginger juice at a small grocery store in Williamsburg, I knew it was what I needed. It’s like having access to fresh ginger at a moment’s notice. I don’t like buying actual ginger (or fresh herbs) because it’s always way more than I need, and I either have to frantically stuff it in everything, or watch it rot in my fridge. 🙁 This little bottle was perfect.
Like I said before, I love lemon and ginger in my green juice. It’s such a solid combination. I’ve tried juice without those two ingredients, and I simply never like it. Naturally, I used both of them in this recipe.
I told you I had recipes with apples coming. I wasn’t lying; they’re coming. But for now, enjoy a plum recipe. I think I like plums just slightly better than apples… They’re smaller and less acidic.
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What you'll need:
- 3/4 cup milk of choice, or water
- 1/4 cup quick cook steel-cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 1 plum, diced
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp ginger juice OR 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- pinch of salt
How to make it:
- Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/4 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you’d like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
- Dice the plum and add to the oatmeal. Stir occasionally.
- Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add lemon juice, ginger juice, and salt. Stir.
- When you’re pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice and any other additional toppings (shredded coconut, nuts, fruit, etc.).