I've been on a serious citrus kick the last few weeks, I can't stop eating grapefruit! My school is a veritable petri-dish of sickness as of late, so my body is probably craving the Vitamin-C packed citrus to ward off the many plagues in which I spend my day enveloped.
While I love just eating the fruit, this juice (which really tastes just like an Orange Julius, without all the sugar) is a super delicious and easy way to change things up - no juicer required. Additionally, the turmeric and cinnamon kick up the flavor and the health-boosting properites: turmeric is anti-inflammatory, as well as mood and brain-boosting; cinnamon, in addition to being a warming winter-spice (a good balance for the warm-weather citrus fruit) and blood-sugar stabilizing, also fights viruses and infections! Keep it coming.
- 1 large grapefruit or 2-3 oranges, peeled and sectioned; slice off any pith remaining to reduce bitterness (grapefruit, I'm looking at you especially!)
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice (I used Califia toasted coconut almond)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- pinch black pepper
- small pinch sea salt
- stevia, raw honey, or a tsp of bee pollen to taste if additional sweetness desired (blend and taste first) *if you feel sickness coming on, raw honey adds an extra antimicrobial blast
- optional: 1-2 TB collagen powder for a protein boost
Blend all ingredients fully in a blender. (I currently only have an immersion blender, but it does the trick!) Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary. Sprinkle a little extra cinnamon on top and enjoy! Make sure to "chew" your juice to fully absorb all the nutritents! (Digestion starts in your mouth :)
Enjoy! Share in the comments how you like it, or if you think you'll make it!
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