Healthy Homemade Grapefruit Juice.
Oh, kay, healthy foodie lover, how are you doing this beautiful day? It’s a fruit on the menu kind of day, and I am falling heads over heels with grapefruit! The grapefruit is a subtropical citrus fruit that is largely known for its sweet and bitter taste. Not sure if “sour taste” perfectly describes how this fruit tastes. Grapefruit juice is juice from grapefruit (well, obviously); this juice is rich in antioxidants, healthy nutrients, and minerals. The inside of the grapefruit is segmented just like other citrus fruits. Please permit me to quickly show you how to make the best homemade grapefruit juice that you will actually love!Homemade grapefruit juice is always the best because it does not have artificial preservatives or additives! This hydrating grapefruit juice recipe is quick, easy, and invigorating. Are you thinking what am thinking? WHAT A SUPER… Click To Tweet
Grapefruit Juice Ingredients.
All you need for this homemade grapefruit juice recipe is grapefruit and ginger, even though the ginger is optional. But I like it for a little kick of spice. Relatively, grapefruit is a hybrid plant with countless benefits. Ever heard about grapefruit detox? Well, this pink juice can aid in liver detox and cleanse. Annnnnd talking about detox and cleanse, have you check out my celery juice yet, the absolutely perfect juice for natural body detox!
This refreshing and health-improving grapefruit juice is all-natural, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and just what the body needs.
✔️ No added sugar, not even sugar substitute.
✔️ All you need is grapefruit and ginger!
How to make Homemade Grapefruit Juice.
Making this juice is very easy. First, wash the grapefruit and ginger. Second, peel the grapefruit using your hand or use a knife, as I did in the video. Please be safe. Finally, juice the grapefruit and ginger using a juicer.
Chill the juice by adding some ice, drink with loved ones who aren’t on any medications. See the video below to know how easy it is to make homemade grapefruit juice! Please note that you can also make grapefruit without the juicer. You can use a hand-held citrus juicer instead.
Benefits of Drinking Homemade Grapefruit Juice
Grapefruit has several benefits, do not be discouraged by the bitter after taste; the truth is you rarely notice the bitterness when you juice it! Some benefits of drinking homemade grapefruit juice include:
- Heart-healthy: Consumption of Grapefruit may help reduce the risk of heart disease and other related cardiovascular diseases.
- Insulin resistance: Grapefruit is said to help prevent insulin resistance.
- Antioxidants: Grapefruits have potent antioxidants that may help protect our cells from free radicals.
- Grapefruit is “weight loss friendly food.” Grapefruit juice for weight loss is a real possibility, but you have to use this fruit alongside other measures like healthier meal options, physical activities, portion control, etc. There is a popular trend called the grapefruit diet; if you intend to go that route, don’t forget to do your homework, and also listen to your body!
If you like healthy juices, then you should check out my 14 Days of Healing with Vegetable Blends. Get the recipes here.
Why make Grapefruit juice at home?
Homemade grapefruit juice is the best way to consume grapefruit juice (in my opinion). This is because homemade grapefruit juice has no added sugars, artificial preservatives, or additives. Always best to make your foods yourself! 🤷🏾♀️ Am I tripping?
What about Grapefruit Seed Extracts?
Hmmmmm….. Grapefruit seed extracts said to have potent antimicrobials have several benefits (according to science), such as may help reduce the risk of heart disease and urinary tract infections. The bottom line is that grapefruit seed extract is an outstanding natural supplement, but unlike popular opinion, it doesn’t cure everything!
Some Grapefruit Juice Precautions:
Sadly, grapefruit or grapefruit juice can alter the performance of medications in the body, so it is crucial to keep that in mind. When you eat grapefruit or drink its juice, its effect on medicine can last for the next three days.
When is Homemade Grapefruit Juice Bad for You?
Whether made at home or purchased at the store, Grapefruit juice can be bad for you if you are taking cholesterol medications. Remember, grapefruit can alter the effect of any medicine, even the common over the counter medications.
Who Should not Eat Grapefruit?
Stay away from grapefruit if you are currently on any regular medication! Also, keep yourself informed about the pros and cons of grapefruit and all the foods you eat.If you are interested in juicing for health, then you should definitely consider creating a space for grapefruit on your dinner table! This fruit has several health-improving benefits you need ASAP. Click To Tweet
Homemade Grapefruit Juice Recipe (Grapefruit Detox)
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 - 3 persons 1x
- Diet: Vegan
Grapefruit juice is juice from grapefruit; this juice is rich in many antioxidants, healthy nutrients, and minerals. Homemade grapefruit juice is always the best to make grapefruit juice because it does not have artificial preservatives or additives!
Grapefruit(s) (1, 2, 3 or more; I usually juice 2 or 3)
1 big thumb of ginger (optional)
Wash both grapefruit and ginger.
Peel the grapefruit using your hand or use a knife, as I did in the video. Please be safe.
Cut the grapefruit accordingly.
Juice the grapefruit and ginger using a juicer.
Chill with ice for a cooler, refreshing juice. Enjoy with loved ones who aren’t on any medications.
See the video below to know how easy it is to make homemade grapefruit juice!
Dilute with water if needed (I usually don’t).
I suggest not drinking more than 8 oz of grapefruit juice at a sitting (or in a day).
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Juice
- Method: Juicer
- Cuisine: American
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This grapefruit juice looks so refreshing and delicious. I love that it’s homemade!
Thanks so much, Julie!
What a refreshing, healthy detox drink!
There is nothing better than fresh grapefruit! Delicious and healthy. This is a great wake me up in the morning.
Good to hear that, Beth.
I just love grapefruit juice, and adding ginger is just genius! I can’t wait to try this!
Hope you will like it! 😊
Great recipe, thanks!
Thank you, Angela!
Such a lovely juice to start the day with! The kick of ginger is a great addition.
Yes, Gina! Ginger was just the perfect addition
I always juice grapefruits and drink it straight. I never thought to add ginger to it. It is the perfect addition!
Ginger greatly compliments the Grapefruit juice!
I haven’t had grapefuit juice (of grapefruit for that matter) in way too long! We used to buy it, but this homemade juice will be so much better – picking some up this weekend!!
Yay, happy to remind you about grapefruit juice once again! Hope you enjoy it, Lauren!
I love grapefruit. During the winter I always have them in my house and juicing them daily. Adding ginger sounds great. Will give this a try.
Thanks for stopping by, Natalie!
Grapefruits are very delicious! This drink is also healthy, that’s why it’s amazing.
Yes, Sharon, delicious and healthy!
Hope you have a great day!