Orange Grapefruit Pineapple Juice with Mint – No Juicer…No Problem!

 

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Orange Grapefruit Pineapple Juice with Mintย is a perfect morning refresher. I am personally a big fan of juicing, however,ย 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!ย 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!

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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)

Steps:

1. Peel oranges and seperate into pieces. Cut 1/2 grapefruit and remove outer skin, cutย 3/4 cup of fresh pineapple.

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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!

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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.

 

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