Mmmm… fresh juice.
I ALMOST asked whether there was a better way to start your morning… but…. coffee.
But, fresh juice takes a solid second place in my book.
My favorite part about fresh juice is the endless flavor combinations.
Fruits, veggies, even herbs & spices. They can all take part.
Right now I’m all about the fall flavors;
Love love love.
You can make some deliciously rich & earthy juices by combining these seasonal produce items.
This week, however, I happened to pick up a gigantic bag of grapefruit.
Since I’m the only one who likes grapefruit in this house… I knew I could never finish the bag before they started to go south.
I have an amazing Champion Juicer, which I use all the time to make delicious fresh juices.
Yes, it’s an investment, but you end up saving a ton of money when you make your own fresh juice, rather than splashing out $8 a pop at fancy juice shops.
Plus, you know it’s the freshest possible, since you literally made it right before your eyes.
It’s a pretty easy process- just assemble the juicer, turn it on, and run the fruits and veggies through the funnel. Fresh juice drains out of the bottom, and the pulp is ejected out of the tube at the end.
Check out my last juice post for some creative things to do with that leftover pulp, and my opinions on juicing vs blending.
In the meantime, I highly recommend investing in a juicer and making this yummy apple grapefruit ginger juice.
It packs a nice punch with the tang from the grapefruit & zing of the ginger, but it’s mellowed nicely by the sweet apple flavor.
This is a fab breakfast juice to go with a weekend brunch, or a nice pick-me-up on the way to work. (check out these super awesome sippable mason jar lids– they make it easy to take juice on the go!)
Um, also, if you haven’t put two & two together yet… owning a juicer = super fresh and tasty orange juice, which = amazing fresh mimosas. 😉
- 3 red apples, cored and cut into quarters
- 3 grapefruit, peeled & cut into pieces that will fit in your juicer
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
Run the fruit through your juicer, alternating between apples and grapefruit sections. Insert the ginger roughly halfway through the juicing process. Stir the juice with a spoon & serve immediately over ice.