Apple Ginger Turmeric Parsnip Juice

January 28, 2013

This parsnip juice with apple, ginger, and turmeric is rich and creamy, really delicious, and is like fire in a glass for immunity and inflammation.

Apple Ginger Turmeric Parsnip Juice

This apple ginger turmeric parsnip juice from Julie Morris is rich, creamy, warming, and delicious. This blend is like fire in a glass.

Juicing during the colder months can be a challenge when our bodies are craving warm foods. Luckily, there are many foods found in nature that have an inherently warming effect on the body, which is exactly why Julie created this juice. It’s softly sweet with just a hint of spice. If ever a juice were to be described as comfort food, this would fit the bill.

The Health Benefits of Parsnip Juice

For whatever reason, parsnips are like the underdog carrot … a shame because they offer their own set of sweet and spicy flavor notes that make carrots seem boring in comparison (do note that you can always use carrots for this juice if parsnips are unavailable). Parsnips also contain many additional vitamins in comparison to carrots, and are an especially good source of potassium.

The Health Benefits of Apple Juice

Apple juice has extraordinary nutrition and cleansing powers. Tasty, able to break down toxins, lower cholesterol, and enhance digestion, this fruit is a popular, versatile, and cost-effective go-to for juices. With phytonutrients, powerful antioxidants like quercetin, vitamin A (in the peel), vitamin C, and significant potassium, apple is a prime detox food that’s available year round.

The high pectin content in this fabulous fruit makes it a great bowel regulator, able to slow the colon down or speed it up, as the body needs for detox. Apple is a cooling food, and so I include it in juices to balance the bitterness of leafy greens and other vegetables.

The sweet tang of apple blends with almost all fruits and vegetables; our preferred variety is Granny Smith, which has a tarter flavor and lower sugar content than common reds like Fuji, Delicious, and Honeycrisp.

That said, this fruit is versatile, and our recipes will work with any apple you have on hand. I recommend coring apples before juicing, as the jury is still out as to whether the bit of cyanide occurring naturally in the seeds is detrimental to health.

The Health Benefits of Turmeric Juice

Turmeric has a litany of medicinal benefits. Turmeric can increase circulation, decrease inflammation, and stave off illness, just to name a few. It is regarded as a warming spice, and when used in fresh form has a surprisingly milder flavor than when powdered.

The Health Benefits of Ginger Juice

Ginger is a brilliant health-promoting juice booster gives beautiful back-end kick to blends of all kinds. In one serving of juice, as little as a half-inch slice of washed, unpeeled root packs a powerful punch.

I rely on ginger as a warming agent for juicing, to counteract the cooling effects of fruits and vegetables, and to promote healthy sweating, beneficial to the cleansing process and fantastic for battling colds and flu.

This sensational herb-and-spice is an overall anti-inflammatory agent that stimulates the lymphatic system, provides cardiovascular and respiratory support, aids digestion and tones the intestinal tract, and relieves gas, bloating, nausea and gastrointestinal distress. It helps make blood platelets less sticky, and reduces risk factors for atherosclerosis. Ginger’s powerful antioxidants and anti-tumor agents can also protect against free radicals.

There’s no need to peel ginger before juicing. Much of the nutrients are in the skin or just beneath. Scrub the root, lop off a piece, and juice away. In our experience, people either love ginger in a juice, or hate it. Starting slow’s a good way to go if you’re unsure which camp you’re in.

The Health Benefits of Nutmeg in this Juice

Often associated with cozy treats, the inclusion of nutmeg fools the tastebuds a bit, providing an expectation of “warm treat.” Just a sprinkle helps balance and bring together all the unique flavors.

Other Vegetable Juice Recipes For You

Anti-Inflammatory Carrot Turmeric Juice
Cinnamon-Spiced Apple, Carrot, Pumpkin Juice
Bell Pepper and Sweet Potato Juice
Spicy Tomato Vegetable Juice
Breuss Juice

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Apple Ginger Turmeric Parsnip Juice

This parsnip juice with apple, ginger, and turmeric is rich and creamy, really delicious, and is like fire in a glass for immunity and inflammation.  

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Tess Masters


  • 4 parsnips
  • 2 fuji apples
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger root plus more to taste
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh turmeric root
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg, for garnish


  1. Push the ingredients through your juicer, and strain with a fine mesh sieve. Top with nutmeg, and enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Julie Morris 
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Photo by Trent Lanz; styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 21

  1. Great one, thanks.
    The Twitter button doesn’t seem to be working though. Would love to share it on Twitter too, but can’t ; ) xx

    1. Thanks Ana,
      I really appreciate you letting me know about the Twitter button. I will my web team on that right away.

  2. I love ginger…but turmeric? Hmmmm. Never tried it in a juice. I’m curious. Will have to grab some at the store tomorrow and try this one.

    Currently I blend my ingredients with a bit of water in a blender and strain the solids out with a nut bag. A real juicer would be much loved and appreciated by me and my kids.

    1. Yes, please give this a go Bec. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. The giveaways are chosen with a computer program randomly. I wish I could give one to everybody. But blending and straining is a fabulous way to juice without a juicer.

  3. So I made MB’s Beet detox juice. It was our of this world.. The remaining pulp I created a soup for my son by browning some onions and garlic in a little olive oil and seasoning adding the pulp with two cups water. He ate it and told me he told his friends who could not imagine purple soup.
    (They don’t get out much) Haha!


    1. Oh, I just LOVE that. Thankyou so much for sharing your experience. Would you mind posting this comment on the Breuss Juice post? Others could really benefit from your experience of using the pulp. Just wonderful 🙂

  4. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Exactly what I need! The cold weather is making me sick and lazy..warming juice might help perk me up.

  5. Hi Tess,
    You think I could use my Vitamix and strain the mix? I don’t yet have a juicer. Sent the link for the Omega juicer I want to my honey as an hint for my birthday ;-).

    1. Ha! LOVE it. I will keep my fingers crossed for you. You can absolutely make this juicer in your Vitamix and then strain it. You will just want to tweak the flavours and quantities to taste. Enjoy 🙂

  6. You are very welcome. I always try to save a good blend of organic pulp. I freeze it untill i’m ready to use or sometimes I season in then freeze. I then de freeze and make burgers or no-meat balls adding some nut flour and put between two leaves of cabbage as a burger or the balls in a marinara sauce. Try it!

    1. LOVE this. I so something similar and it is FANtastic. Juice pulp is great for so many things isn’t it? Thanks so much for sharing.

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