I’ll bet you’re surprised that I didn’t choose something extra Chrismassy for December 2, but I need to slow down on the sugar intake. There’ll be plenty of delicious Holiday treats OTB this month, though, don’t you worry! But that’s why this refined sugar free juice is so perfect! This juice is full of Vitamin C, and natural sugar that is perfect for a refreshing morning.
Zip, Bam, Boom, and you’re out the door in the morning. So make the juice the night before, and have a delicious glass every morning of the work week!
I know that in about a month, there’ll be a huge trend of healthy eating and living. I wanted to get a jump on things and build the habit before we get there (but I’ll still indulge here and there). I know people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but let’s be real – sometimes you’d rather take the extra 15 minutes of sleep than get up out of a cozy blanket cocoon to make the eggs. This juice does a great job keeping me full until my mid morning granola around 11 AM. I love cool drinks, even in the Winter. Anyone else?
What are the health benefits of this juice (besides it being Refined Sugar Free)?
Vitamin C (obviously) comes from both the navel oranges and the grapefruits
Vitamin A from the grapefruit – this boosts a healthy immune system, and promotes healthy skin (yessss!)
Ginger treats forms of nausea (including morning sickness)
Ginger is anti inflammatory – if you want more ginger, add another grated half inch of it to the recipe
Bookmark this recipe for the Summer months – because you can freeze the juice in an ice cube tray and blend for a healthy icy slushie (sp.?)!
A refreshing and healthy way to enjoy "juice" in the morning without indulging in any refined sugar.
- 1/2 inch piece of ginger
- 3 large ruby red graprefruit
- 3 navel oranges
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- Grate the ginger finely and spoon onto a mesh strainer on top of a jug.
- Using a manual juicer, juice grapefruits and oranges together.
- Pour the concentrated juice through the mesh strainer, into the jug. Pour cold, fresh water through the strainer. Remove strainer and discard pulp.
- Use a wooden spoon to mix the contents of the jug together.