You may not be aware of the potential health benefits associated with potato consumption, having written them off as a junk food or as a special treat. Potatoes are high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients and can serve as a healthy addition to your diet. Juicing raw potatoes is a great way to include the vegetables in your diet without trying to find new and interesting ways to serve them with each meal. The steps to creating a tasty potato juice are quite easy to follow.
Things You'll Need
Scrub the outside of each potato with hot water and soap. Vegetable cleaner can be used, but regular dish soap will work as well. Just be sure to thoroughly rinse the soap from the potato surface.
Peel the potatoes and remove their eyes. Use a sharp knife to cut out any bruised or green portions of the potatoes. Chop the potatoes into smaller chunks. The portions should be small enough to fit in the opening of your juicer.
Process the potatoes through your juicer. Do not juice the peels. This should create enough juice for two to four servings. Pour the juice into a carafe and thoroughly chill before consuming. The starch in the potato juice may discolor as it is exposed to air.
Blend your potato juice with other vegetable juices. Potato juice goes well with carrot and tomato juice.
References and ResourcesLive and Feel: Potato
Dr. Lam: Potato Juice
Guide to Herbal Remedies: Therapeutic Properties of Raw Potato Juice