Orange Grapefruit Pineapple Juice with Mint is a perfect morning refresher. I am personally a big fan of juicing, however, this is my first time juicing at my house. I had one tiny problem, I did not have a juicer! Since I am a college student I did not want to go out and buy a juicer right now so I improvised! The fruit helps flush your system, and the menthol in the mint will depuff!
For a while I have been buying juices from stores for about 7-9 dollars per juice. I also love the combinations that these place come up with, they are so good! I have found a few places near my house that have fresh juices. I think soon it will be time time for me to invest in my own juicer.
So move over Starbucks…..juices have arrived!
Juices are good for you. It’s like drinking all your nutrients. You do have to be careful wtih juices that have a lot of fruit in them, however a small serving size once in a while will not hurt you! This is a much healthier choice then reaching for a pizza, which will weigh you down. The fruit helps flush your system,and the menthol in the mint will depuff!
I never really considered juicing myself until going through a magazine where they had a list of recipes and at the bottom said – No juicer, no problem! Add a 1/2 cup of water to the recipes and use a blender. I did that but then i thougth to myself, what about the pulp and stuff on the oranges? I decided to run the juice through a fine strainer to catch any of the extra pulp. It worked!
So for now, this is how I will have to juice.
For my orange, grapefruit, and pineapple juice with mint you will need:
2 oranges, 1/2 grapefruit, 3/4 cup of pineapple chunks, mint, a blender.
This recipe makes enough for 2 servings (2 people)
1. Peel oranges and seperate into pieces. Cut 1/2 grapefruit and remove outer skin, cut 3/4 cup of fresh pineapple.
2. Place fruit into a blender (if blender is small then do in batches). Blend until smooth.
3. Pour juice over a strainer into a bowl to get rid of any extra pulps from oranges.
4. Add water if needed. I chilled my juice for 15 minutes after making it because i like it cold! Serve in mason jar with few mint leaves. Enjoy!
This fruit juice was really nice to have on a warm Spring morning sitting outside. Next time I will try a vegetable juice!
This recipe was adapted from The Juice Generation in 17 Magazine.