It's time to dust off that juicer and bring it out from storage because there's nothing quite as refreshing in the warm weather as a fresh, raw juice.
I created this recipe the other day on a bright and sunny afternoon. I knew exactly what I was going to make because it was sitting in my Organics Live food delivery box -- a juice with grapefruit, cucumber and a couple more ingredients I had in my fridge. It was just what I and my sweet bambina needed :)
Both grapefruit and cucumber are extremely hydrating foods. In fact, grapefruit is about 90% water and cucumbers have a whopping 96% water! Take about a hydrating drink for your skin.
If you're a regular reader of joyous health then you probably use ginger regularly because it is incredibly anti-inflammatory and you can read more about the health benefits here, plus find all my gingery recipes too!
The addition of the lime adds more vitamin C and hydration. And the hot chili pepper is an option. Foods that create heat in the body increase your metabolism and can help to fight infection too, especially if you're coming down with a cold or flu.
I created a recipe video for you... here it is, and the full recipe is listed below.
Now you don't have to add the sparkling (carbonated) water, you could just enjoy as is. Walker and I have soda stream at home that we use to make our filtered alkaline water bubbly. Once I became pregnant all I wanted was refreshing bubbly drinks. Since champagne was off the table (hehehe) making these types of refreshing drinks was and IS the next best thing!
I hope you enjoy this fresh, raw juice recipe.
Wishing you joyous health,