The best grapefruit juice is homemade grapefruit juice. Store-bought grapefruit juice with sugar and added preservatives are not healthy. Also, it has usually been brought to a high temperature to preserve it, which reduces its nutritional value.
The best way to have a healthy glass of grapefruit juice full of health benefits is to make it yourself. You do not need a juicer. In fact, using a blender is better because a juicer removes the pulp, which is full of nutrients. Some people add sugar to reduce the sourness of grapefruit but there are healthy alternatives to white sugar.
Homemade Grapefruit Juice Recipe Ingredients
Stevia is an important ingredient to give this homemade grapefruit juice some healthy sweetness. As I don’t use sugar I often use stevia which is a healthy option. The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter. The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based. Liquid forms will be less processed. Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.
Honey is so good for you that we have included it in our list of superfoods that should be in your kitchen right now. Honey helps prevents cancer and heart disease reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders as well as reducing cough and throat irritation. It is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and increases athletic performance. Honey is a probiotic and helps to heal wounds and burns while strengthening the immune system.
You can choose whichever sweetener you have on hand for this grapefruit juice.
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Time to make homemade grapefruit juice!
- 1 large grapefruit
- 1 cup cold water
- few drops liquid stevia or 1 tsp honey optional
- Peel the grapefruit rind off.
- Cut the grapefruit into quarters.
- Put the grapefruit into the blender and blend
- Add one cup of cold water.
- Add the stevia or honey to reduce the juice’s bitterness.
- Now blend at ‘Liquefy’ for one minute at high speed until the mixture is thoroughly liquefied.
- Serve in a tall glass.
- Drink your fresh homemade grapefruit juice within 15 minutes so it doesn’t lose its vitamins.
I hope you enjoyed making your own homemade grapefruit juice.
Here are more ways to get grapefruit into your diet:
Delicious, Beautiful Avocado Grapefruit Salad – This tasty grapefruit salad is so beautiful and delicious. Red grapefruit is full of lycopene, which is more easily absorbed with some oil, thus the avocados and olive oil.
Grapefruit is a very good fruit for the winter with all the vitamin C in it and it has fat flushing benefits.
Delicious Winter Grapefruit Green Smoothie – How about having a colourful grapefruit green smoothie for breakfast filled with nutritious greens, grapefruit, orange, and flax seeds? Being warm is great for the winter and also helps with weight loss. This nutritious smoothie is very filling too.
Since you made homemade grapefruit juice, I thought you would like a few more homemade juice recipes.
Here are some healthy juice recipes too:
These are all made with healthy delicious superfoods. Also, they do not have added sugars, the fruits are sweet enough.
Wild Blueberry Juice Is Good For You and Easy To Make – This wild blueberry juice is very refreshing using frozen wild blueberries, stevia, and water and of course, it’s delicious. So you can easily make this juice in less than 5 minutes. How simple is that? The other very good news is that you do not need a juicer, you can make it in a blender. I make most of my fruit juices in a blender and it is easier to make. Also, much less clean up to do as a juicer is a big thing to clean.
Watermelon Juice Is Delicious On a Hot Day – Watermelon juice is so delicious on a hot summer day. This is a very simple juice to make. It is much healthier for you than a soft drink.
Pomegranate Juice Made in a Blender – I love pomegranate juice and decided to make it in a blender rather than a juicer for two reasons. This is because it is easier but mostly because when the seeds are totally broken down they add a bitterness to the juice and we can avoid this by blending.
Some Delicious Smoothie Recipes for You
Pineapple, Banana Turmeric Smoothie – This is a delicious smoothie that is extra healthy with turmeric and chia seeds for you. A great breakfast! Pineapple, banana, and chia seeds are tasty and good for you. It is great for breakfast or an afternoon snack!
Sweet Wild Blueberry Keto Smoothie is Easy to Make – I love this wild blueberry keto smoothie. It is perfect for a quick breakfast or makes a tasty afternoon snack. What makes it keto is that there are only a small amount of blueberries in it and all of the other ingredients are keto-friendly.
Delicious Apricot Peach Smoothie – This apricot peach smoothie is delicious for the summer and so easy to make.
Yummy Mandarin Orange Green Smoothie is Easy to Make – This mandarin orange green smoothie super easy to make with only three main ingredients. There’s not much shopping to do. I love a green smoothie for breakfast. Try one yourself.
Fresh Sweet Healthy Peach Smoothie – This is a delightful light peach smoothie making a perfect start for breakfast on a summer day or a yummy afternoon snack.
Delicious Grape Green Smoothie – This grape green smoothie is sweet, filled with healthy ingredients, and is very filling. It makes another great breakfast to start your day.