Heard it through the Grapefruit

Summer is finally here, and I’ve been running around getting as much wedding stuff done as possible. Admittedly, I’ve been ignoring this blog, but I’m hoping to get back on track (and I have some sweeeet recipes comin’ at ya this week).

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It took forever to decide what this juice would be. After suggesting it a million times, I finally took Esrah’s advice and decided to use grapefruit in this recipe. I generally don’t like grapefruit juice – it’s bitter, not overly sweet, makes my tongue tingle (okay, so maybe that’s a slight allergy); however, this ended up being pretty good. This juice was bitter and subtly sweet. The cucumber added a nice touch, taking away from some of the bitterness of the turmeric. All in all, the flavours worked pretty well together, and I’d definitely make this again with some tweaks (I’d add orange next time!).

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  • 4 carrots
  • 3 grapefruits
  • 1 cucumber
  • knob of turmeric
  • knob of ginger

Turmeric and ginger have many health benefits, including being rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Grapefruit is great for your blood pressure, heart, and immune system as it is full of vitamin C. Carrots have a ton of vitamin A, making them great for your eyes and skin. Finally, cucumber packs a rehydrating punch, as it consists of mostly water. If you’re looking for something a little different, but still want something with a great taste, this one’s for you!

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Lime Yours

Can you tell I’m running out of citrus puns? The day I’m vitamin C deficient is the day I die. Oranges are the best. Ginger is the best. I want to put them both in every juice I make forever. Seriously.

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It was a beautiful day today, considering the horrible rain we’ve had lately (I’m a summer girl at heart). And! I’ve been having the worst allergies since I got back from Smithers – or maybe I’m just getting sick? Regardless, I thought I’d make a little sunshine in a glass to cure my seasonal woes, and this one was a kicker for sure.

This makes 2. Peel the citrus, remove the seeds if you want to save the pulp for muffins like me, and you’re set.

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  • 2 oranges
  • 2 really big grapefruits
  • 1 lime
  • 6 strawberries
  • big ‘ole piece of ginger

Of course, how could I not put ginger in this? At this rate I should start growing it. So spicy. So good for you. Are you tired of me talking about the health benefits of ginger? Good, here’s some more. It’s good for your digestion! Good for nausea! It reduces inflammation! What more could you want in a spicy lil root. Aside from the ginger, this juice is packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin A. There’s also some small amounts of folate, magnesium, and phosphorus. Good for your heart, and good for your metabolism, bones, and immune system. Get it in you!

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