Health Juices

Vitamin C weapon | grapefruit/orange/lemon juice with mint and lemongrass

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This juice is a veritable immune weapon with a whole lot of vitamin C!!

The Latin name of the grapefruit, Citrus paradisi, points to its unique tangy, tart and subtly sweet taste. The list of its benefits is sheer endless: this fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, which prevents free radical damage in your body. Pink grapefruits provide the carotenoid lycopene that appears to have anti-tumor activity. Grapefruit juice also ranks among those highest in antioxidant activity. Last but not least the fruit’s low glycemic index is able to help the body’s metabolism burn fat. In combination with other citrus fruits you will get a truly paradisiacal drink that benefits your health and your gustatory nerves.

Ingredients for 2 glasses:

2 oranges
1 pink grapefruit
1 lime
1/2 lemon
1 stalk of lemongrass
ginger (thumb size)
half a hand full of mint leaves
some drops of (coconut) oil

Preparation: Peel the ginger and cut it into pieces. Slice off the bottom of the lemongrass stalk, peel off any dried-out layers and cut it into slices. Bring 200 ml of water to boil and add the ginger and the lemongrass. Reduce the heat and simmer the liquid for 10 minutes. Let it cool down.
Squeeze the grapefruit, the oranges, 1/2 lemon and lime. Add the cold (this is important as heat destroys the vitamin C in the juice!) ginger-lemongrass tea to the juice. Then add the mint and use a hand blender to mix it with the juice. In the end drizzle a little bit of tasteless oil (coconut oil is a good choice in this case) into the juice, so the lycopene can do its work properly and protect your body!

Tip: drinking grapefruit juice before going to bed can promote a healthy and peaceful sleep.

Cheers and sweet, tangy dreams!

 

Storage: the grapefruit can be stored at room temperature up to a week or for 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge.

 

 

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Born and raised in the beautiful Tegernsee region in Bavaria, I grew up in the midst of mountains. After my studies in art history I have been working in the art business for years and became a trained mountain guide in 2013. Every free minute I spend either outdoors - hiking, biking, skitouring and running - or around the world, traveling foreign countries. On peaknomad.com, I am sharing my travel and hiking experiences as well as daily stories about a healthy, happy and mindful lifestyle.

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