With an irresistible pink hue and a refreshingly tart taste, This grapefruit juice recipe is an easy way to add a ton of vitamins and minerals into your diet.
Whether as a pick-me-up first thing in the morning or to cool you down on a warm spring day, this juice is so simple to make and can be easily adapted to suit your tastes.
If you like, you can even add in some sparkling water for an extra healthy spritzer!
This pink-orange citrus fruit is not only beautiful but has a long list of health benefits including over 70mg of Vitamin C plus plenty of minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
With a high fiber and water content but very low calories, you’ll often see grapefruit incorporated as part of a weight loss plan and has even been shown to potentially reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
Early spring is the best time to use grapefruit as it’s when they are at their peak sweetness, resulting in the most delicious juice.
Do I Need A Juicer To Make Grapefruit Juice?
While an electric juicer is the fastest and most convenient way to make your own juice at home, you don’t need to splash out on one to make this grapefruit juice recipe.
If you have a high powered blender, just as this Vitamix Blender, or similar you can use that instead. You will just have to pass the juice through a muslin cloth or nut milk bag to separate out the pulp (although if you like your juice with pulp, by all means go ahead and leave it in!).
Alternatively, if you have a manual hand press juicer this will absolutely do the job, however you will have to set aside more time to make it.
How Can I Make My Grapefruit Juice Sweeter?
If you prefer a sweeter juice or happen to have got a particularly bitter grapefruit, there are a few things you can do to alter the taste.
Sweet flavors will help to cut through the bitterness, so the easiest route is to simply add some honey or sugar to your fruit before juicing.
If you would prefer to sweeten it the natural way, you can simply blend in other fruits like banana, pineapple, orange, or whatever fruit is your favorite. This will change the overall flavor profile of the juice, but will work wonders in getting rid of that bitter edge.
Who Should Avoid Grapefruit?
While this delicious Grapefruit Juice will fit perfectly into most diets, it’s important to note that for people who take certain pills the fruit should be avoided entirely.
That’s because it contains substances that inhibit cytochrome P450, an enzyme your body uses to metabolize certain medications. This includes anyone who takes medication for high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
To be on the safe side, if you are taking any kind of medication you should check with your doctor first before consuming grapefruit.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
To make grapefruit juice taste better, consider adding natural sweeteners, syrup, honey, or fruits.
If you decide to consume grapefruit daily, please speak to your doctor due to the reasons mentioned above.
Grapefruit works well with fruits such as strawberries or mixed berries, bananas, kiwi, apple, and mango.
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Homemade Grapefruit Juice Recipe
- 1 Grapefruit Washed. Peeled
- 1 Cup Water
- ¼ Cup Sugar We used organic cane sugar.