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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If you were a fruit, you’d be a fine-apple

The feature fruit in this one is – you guessed it – pineapple! I could put pineapple in every single juice I ever make, but they can be a little pricey. Luckily they were on sale this weekend (2 for 4!! Yes!) so of course, most of this week’s juices will have pineapple. I’ve also never juiced with golden beets (which were impossible to find), but was pleasantly surprised by their tame earthiness compared to red beets.

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I’m flying out to Smithers on Friday! As much as I love flying through Northern BC, there’s something so gross about being in a sealed cabin full of germs for 3 hours. So, I’ve been loading up on vitamin C all week to give myself a bit of a boost.

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This juice was a little spicy, a little sweet, and oh-so delicious. It’s packed with vitamin C, anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, iron, and potassium.

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  • 1/4 of a pineapple
  • 1 orange
  • 3 small golden beets
  • thumb of turmeric
  • thumb of ginger

Peel the orange and cut the skin off the pineapple. Wash everything, etc etc etc. This recipe made enough for two!

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Orange you cute

I desperately needed a midweek pick-me-up today. The weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind this week, meaning constant changes in air pressure. For me at least, this triggers the worst headaches! I am a huge baby when it comes to headaches, I get nauseous and dizzy. Someone suggested I try using ginger to get rid of the headache induced nausea, so I figured why not give it a try!

This juice is sweet and spicy (my favourite), with a bit of a kick from both the ginger and the turmeric. It’s packed with vitamin C, K and A, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Plus, it’s delicious 🙂

Peel the citrus, cut up the big stuff. I don’t really peel anything else but do what you like!

  • 2 oranges
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 lemon
  • thumb of ginger
  • thumb of turmeric