Minted Grapefruit Juice

by Sharon on July 18, 2014

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Juice, juice, juice! If you haven’t noticed I am still loving my juicer. I would definitely say it was worth the investment. I start almost every morning with this carrot and orange juice and new creations are made weekly. This particular concoction was born due to the fact that I actually don’t love grapefruit. I don’t hate them, I just don’t love them.

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However, grapefruit juice is sooo good for you. Some advantages of fresh grapefruit juice are:

  • chockfull of vitamin C which, among many other things, is helpful to your body in absorbing iron
  • a good source of lycopene, associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease
  • contains tryptophan, the compound in turkey that makes you feel relaxed, so sipping it before bed can help you sleep

If those are the benefits, I’m interested.

So what can take that bitter edge off of these grapefruits. I know that they are pretty awesome coated in sugar but that’s not what I’m trying to achieve here. This is not dessert.

Then it came to me. Mint!

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Well, it came to me because I had a bunch of mint leftover from the dressing for a Greek Salad I had made earlier in the week and was on it’s last legs. that’s one of the best things about having a juicer. No more fruit or veggies tossed out because we haven’t gotten around to eating them and now they maybe aren’t quite fresh enough. Toss ’em into the juicer and nothing goes to waste.

So mint and grapefruit it is. I threw in a whole bunch of mint and three big, ruby grapefruits.

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The result was refreshment at it’s best.

Let’s start with the colour. The most delicate, pale pink you could imagine. I’m a lover of pink and died a little over this juice. So pretty. Like a juice for a princess. Sigh.

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It’s a delightful juice, packed with nutrition.

And … it’s pink.

Done.
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So, as I mentioned in my last post – those tasty quinoa fritters – I’m headed west on vacation! I’m actually there now but I had this recipe in the chamber so I thought I’d share it with you. After this post I’ll be MIA for a week or so. See you soon with all the tales from my trip. 🙂

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Ingredients

  • 3 large ruby grapefruit
  • 1/2 bunch mint ( approx. 2 cups )

Instructions

  1. Pass the ingredients through a juicer , starting with the mint
  2. Serve over ice
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https://thehonoursystem.com/minted-grapefruit-juice/

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen @ Kama Fitness July 18, 2014 at 11:07 am
I LOVE grapefruit juice!! This one is perfect though - so fresh! so perfect! Is it bad that I'm wanting this with a shot of rum right now?11am on a Friday? I'd say no because in 1 hour I'm off for a weekend away, yay! Have an awesome trip Sharon, looking forward to more deliciuosness when you return! (and a sneak peak into your trip of course ;))
Sharon July 27, 2014 at 10:57 am
Thanks Karen! I'm sifting through my 300+ pictures now ... whew! And munching away on some chocolate peanut butter hemp balls. Recipe coming soon! ;)
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens July 22, 2014 at 7:35 pm
I actually really, really like grapefruit, so this is perfect! Plus, I'm currently sitting on my deck in the early evening warmth, watching over my kiddos and a yardful of neighborhood friends as they play all sorts of "night games" (which apparently include anything such as kick the can, ghost in the graveyard, tag, etc.) ... and I am sooooo thirsty! What I should do is just reach over and take a sip of my ice water, but now what I really WISH I could do is reach through my screen and take a sip of this lovely juice! Oh yeah ... you know I'm pinning it! Have an awesome time MIA (I've been there a bit myself lately! :D )!
Sharon July 27, 2014 at 10:53 am
If I was your neighbour, I'd pop by with a nice, tall glass for you! ;) Thanks Shelley!
Eyecandypopper July 24, 2014 at 6:18 pm
That sounds really good and refreshing, perfect for a summer juice. I'm not a huge fan of grapefruits either, in fact I only eat them whole, like an orange, or juice them, but I hate any kind of "grapefruit flavour" otherwise.
Sharon July 27, 2014 at 10:52 am
I'm glad I'm not alone on the grapefruit thing! Just so refreshing with the mint on a summers day...
Dearna @tohercore July 26, 2014 at 7:33 am
Mmm, minty grapefruit juice :) I used to hate grapefruit juice when I was little, but have slowly grown to love it. One day - when I finally get my own juicer - I'll definitely be trying this! ;) Have a great vacation my dear! x
Sharon July 27, 2014 at 10:51 am
Thanks Dearna! The trip was great. :)

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