Grapefruit is an awesome detoxifier. Not only does it aid digestion, but it also can help the body rid itself of unwanted toxins. Alike other citrus fruits grapefruit contains a healthy dose of vitamins A and C, making it a perfect way to fight off those winter blues. Recent studies have shown that grapefruit juice ranks among the highest in antioxidant activity, even similar to cranberry juice. Additionally, grapefruit contains phytonutrients called limonoids, which can help inhibit tumor formations, thus fighting early forms of cancer.
Ginger is one of my favorite ingredients, it can add a punch to almost anything sweet or savory. For decades ginger has been used to prevent motion sickness, stomach aches, vomiting, dizziness and morning sickness during pregnancy. Furthermore, ginger's anti-inflammatory benefits might just be the most important. Studies involving arthritis patients have found that 75% of patients experienced relief from both pain and swelling. I can also vouch for this remarkable characteristic of ginger. After the removal of my wisdom teeth, I experienced prolonged pain and swelling near my jaw. Fortunately I found that a ginger paste (made by mashing fresh ginger in a mortar and pestle) worked better than any chemical medicine I had previously taken.
Pretty in Pink | Citrus Juice
2 - 3 lemons (I used meyer lemons)
3 large red or pink grapefruit
2 navel oranges
3 blood oranges
1 inch peeled fresh ginger (more or less to taste)
Peel and seed all fruits, then toss them in a blender (or juicer) along with the ginger. I usually try to get as much white peel off as possible, but it is okay if you do not. Blend on high for about 3 seconds. Be careful not to over blend or your juice will become very bitter due to the excess pulp.
Next, pour the juice through a cheese cloth or a nut milk bag (over a large bowl) in order to remove all the bitter pulp. You can skip this step if you choose to use a juicer.
Store the juice in a glass bottle for about 2 days. To serve, garnish with fresh rosemary and bee pollen. Enjoy the power boost!