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Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice

I really liked the grapefruit mint juice I made a couple months ago. Today, I decided to try making a similar juice, a grapefruit cucumber mint juice.

This new juice is refreshing and delicious. It is less tart than the original grapefruit mint juice I made because of the cucumber, which helps give this grapefruit cucumber mint juice a more subtle flavor.

This low calorie juice is packed with potassium, vitamins and minerals. Additionally, it’s a great juice to start your day or it can be a wonderful afternoon pick me up to give you the energy you need to get through the rest of the day!

Serves one
Makes 2 cups

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients for Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice

Ingredients for Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 english cucumber
  • 1/2 cup of mint leaves

Start by thoroughly washing and drying your grapefruit, cucumber and mint leaves. If your cucumber is not organic, then I highly recommend taking the outer peel off because that is where most of the pesticides or other harmful chemicals would most likely be. For the grapefruit, I cut off the outer rind leaving on as much of the white part on as possible.

Now you are all set to start juicing. I put the mint leaves in my juicer first and followed that with the grapefruit and then the cucumber to make sure all of the mint leaves were processed.

Then simply pour into a glass and enjoy immediately! If you would like to enjoy your grapefruit cucumber mint juice later, store it in an airtight container and it will last up to three days!

Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

Grapefruit Cucumber Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

One serving of this grapefruit cucumber mint juice will provide you with 112 calories. It will also give you over 700 milligrams of potassium and 3 grams of protein.

In terms of vitamins, this juice will provide you with good amounts of four different ones. This includes 4% of your daily vitamin E, 11% of your daily vitamin B-6, 25% of your daily vitamin A and over 150% of your daily vitamin C.

This grapefruit cucumber mint juice will also provide you with many minerals. Some of those include, but are not limited to: 5% of your daily iron, 8% of your daily calcium, 10% of your daily copper and 15% of your daily folate.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

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Grapefruit Mint Juice

Grapefruit Mint Juice

Grapefruit Mint Juice

Grapefruits, especially pink/red, have high amounts of lycopene, antioxidants, as well as many vitamins and minerals. A study done that was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry even shows that grapefruits can be used to control cholestrol.

So today’s recipe is for a delicious grapefruit mint juice. This juice is refreshing, light and tart. It’s a perfect juice to start your day off or a great juice to enjoy mid-morning as a pick-me-up. I’ve been drinking it as a mid-morning snack before I exercise during my lunch break.

Note: There has been research done that has shown that certain medications may react negatively to grapefruit. This article explains more. It might be a good idea to check to see if you’re taking any of these medications and how it may affect you. If you need more information, you should talk to your doctor.

Serves one
Makes 2 cups

Grapefruit Mint Juice Recipe

Ingredients for Grapefruit Mint Juice

Ingredients for Grapefruit Mint Juice

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 grapefruits
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves

Start by thoroughly washing and drying both your grapefruits and your mint leaves. I used ruby red grapefruits for this recipe but you can use any kind of grapefruit.

Then cut the rind off of your grapefruits, but try to leave on as much of the outer white part of the grapefruit as you can. Cut your grapefruit into smaller pieces that your juicer will be able to process.

I then put my mint leaves in my juicer and followed it with the grapefruit. This seemed to be a good way to get all of the mint to be processed and pushed through the juicer.

Also, just a side note, this juice smells amazing when you make it from that mint being juiced!

Once you’ve juiced your mint leaves and your two grapefruits, you will be all set to enjoy your grapefruit mint juice!

Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days!

Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Mint Juice Nutrition Facts

Grapefruit Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

Grapefruit Mint Juice Nutrition Facts 2

One serving of this grapefruit mint juice will provide you with 147 calories and 37 grams of your total carbohydrates. It also gives you over 600 milligrams of potassium and 2 grams of protein.

In terms of vitamins, this grapefruit mint juice contains 6% of your daily vitamin E, 10% of your daily vitamin B-6, 25% of your daily vitamin A, and over 300% of your daily vitamin C.

This juice will also provide you with a variety of minerals. Some of those include 7% of your daily calcium, 10% of your daily copper, 11% of your daily folate and 13% of your daily thiamin.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.