One thing I know for sure: how powerful is the ritual of food shared with the beloved ones. Eating alone is sad. Drinking alone is even more depressing. Here’s why, now that I’m temporarily living alone in Canada, I’m going to share with you this Detox drink. Ready?

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watermelonjuice-0015Before I let you jump to the recipe let me inform you that Studies from University of Western Ontario would prove that Naringenin, a flavonoid in grapefruit, programs the liver to burn up excess fat, rather than store it, and balances out blood sugar levels. Sounds like good news to me.

I could see myself starting my day off with a glass of grapefruit juice instead of coffee. I would do that every-time I could (that means when I am not lazy or someone offers to prepare this for me, etc…). Grapefruit has a bitter taste that could help me feel fully awake in the morning, as a sort of a (healthy) kick to my taste buds.

OK now that I feel you have gained respect for this drink (why not?), I direct you to the recipe. If you try it I would like to know what you think!

p.s. Moderate amounts of grapefruit juice may interfere with some  medications.  If you are taking statins or warfarin ask your doctor before consuming grapefruit.

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Watermelon and Grapefruit Juice

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of chopped seedless watermelon
  • 1 fresh ruby red or pink grapefruit
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Press grapefruit through a juice extractor.
  • Blend watermelon together with grapefruit juice in a blender for at least 30 seconds.
  • Skim excess foam from surface and discard. Add water if you want your juice thinner and honey. Stir well.
  • Divide your juice among glasses.

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  1. I have been doing this and I even added fresh lemon juice it’s so refreshing this summer I even made it my summer quencher..thanks for the tips

  2. I’m curious as to why you don’t run the watermelon through the juicer too? I juice watermelon all the time. I’m going to try this it looks and sounds DELICIOUS!

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  4. I’ve been making this for 2 days now in the morning and it is such a refreshing way to start my day! I’ve even gone as far as adding some blueberries & raspberries to the mix. Yummmmm