February 25, 2014

Squash & Sunchoke Juice

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This juice is unusual, but don’t dismiss the combination. It's a pleasant surprise. Squash juice is sweet and creamy, and sunchokes contain an important soluble fibre called inulin. Inspired by a recipe from Steven Satterfield, chef of Miller Union restaurant in Atlanta.

1 lemon, peeled, halved, excess pith removed
1-inch (2.5 cm) piece ginger
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut in chunks
8 oz (250 g) sunchokes, peeled

Process ingredients in electric juicer according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Makes 2 cups (500 mL).

  • For juicing tips and techniques, see All Juiced Up.
  • You can use pumpkin instead of squash.
  • Sunchokes are gnarly and dirty. I find it faster to peel them instead of scrubbing. Sunchokes are often called Jerusalem artichokes, or sometimes "fartichokes" because they can cause flatulence.

Tested in Imperial, using centrifugal juicer