Juicing – The Grapefruit Refresher

The inspiration of this bevvy comes from a vegetarian restaurant in Toronto that I frequent. During my last visit, I ordered a hand-crafted drink, derived of the following ingredients:

  • half a grapefruit
  • mint, as much as you desire
  • cucumber, about 3 to 4 inches worth
  • lemon juice, a few dashes
  • agave, a dash or so
  • sparkling water, a 355ml (12 oz) should suffice
Melanie's Grapefruit Refresher - The Ingredients

For those of you unfamiliar with my food prep style, I’m not one for measuring. Put whatever amounts your soul tells you to

I washed the mint, pealed the cucumber and diced it a bit, and dashed everything except the sparkling water into my Nutribullet cup. I also added just a wee amount of tap water, just to help blend things up.

Melanie's Grapefruit Refresher - In The Nutribullet

I gave this a go on my Nutribullet and got a good blend base.

Grapefruit Refresher - Mixed

I poured this mixture into a glass, added the sparkling water to it and gave it a little stir.

It's a bit heady

It’s a bit heady

I lit the drink sit for a minute or two. There was still a bit of head left, and I had no patience for it to go down further. I simply scooped up the top part and threw it in the sink. Like magic, my drink was ready.

Grapefruit Refresher - Head Removed

Ta da!

I dubbed this drink the Grapefruit Refresher because it is just that – refreshing. The grapefruit, cucumber and mint really clinch it. It works as a good pop (soda) alternative for me, since I’m a sucker for anything carbonated. It’s fast, easy, tasty, healthy, and an excellent source of vitamins A and C – all bases are covered. Try it and let me know what you think.

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