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Immune Boosting Grapefruit Juice


Lately we’ve been discussing food that’s good for you vs food that tastes great. Of course we both like it best when it tastes great and is nutritious, but sometimes we try a recipe that really contains a whole lot of good stuff and then the taste might feel less important.

Take this Grapefruit Juice for example. Red grapefruits, strawberries and ginger are some of our favorite ingredients, and they are also good for strengthening the immune system. We mixed them all into a sharp red-colored juice. If you make it on sweet grapefruit and fresh strawberries it definitely tastes great. But if you use frozen strawberries (the only alternative in Sweden 9 months a year …) the juice might become a bit sour, although it still is just as good for the immune system. So if you live in a sunny country where the fruit is always sweet – or wants to give it a try anyway – here is our Immune Boosting Grapefruit Juice.
Luise wants to add that she thinks the juice tastes superb, even with frozen strawberries, it’s just David being grumpy …

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Immune Boosting Grapefruit Juice
2 glasses

6-8 mint leaves
1 red grapefruit
2 handful strawberries (unfrozen)
1 small piece fresh ginger
½ tbsp vanilla powder
ice cubes

Mix it all in a juice machine or in a blender. If you use a blender the mint leaves should be muddled (like when you make a mojito).

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7 Comments

  1. Posted 7 Dec ’09 at 02:13 | #

    Stunning color, I bet it tastes as good as it looks!

  2. Posted 10 Dec ’09 at 19:47 | #

    Strawberries are now in season here in New Zealand so I will have to give this recipe a try over the weekend. Thank you!

  3. Posted 10 Dec ’09 at 21:10 | #

    Hey Emma. Oh seasonal strawberries sounds wonderful, let us know how the juice tasted! Hope you’ll love it! /Luise.

  4. Posted 19 Nov ’10 at 15:45 | #

    so Delicious

  5. Posted 1 Jun ’11 at 16:31 | #

    I made this as part of my breakfast this morning and it’s delicious! Thanks for posting.

  6. Posted 10 Jul ’11 at 06:52 | #

    Not only immune system, grape fruit juice, if taken on daily basis, can also helps in reducing the accumulation of arterial deposits, prevent breast cancer and reduce common cold. It is definitely a super fruit that bring many positive health effect.

    Simon

  7. Monique
    Posted 26 Jun ’13 at 05:00 | #

    Very nice to share. What is vanilla powder?

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