Did you know that February is National Grapefruit month? Perfect timing for my delicious immunity-boosting citrus juice that features, you guessed it, grapefruit! Not only is this juice feature grapefruit, but it’s packed with a few other citrus favorites filled with vitamin C and antioxidants. Keep reading to get the recipe for this yummy immunity boost juice>>
Each ingredient in this immunity boost juice serves a purpose and pack a hefty punch of immune-boosting vitamins and benefits.
Oranges are known as the ‘vitamin c fruit’ as they have a high vitamin C content. They are water-rich as well and contain other key minerals and antioxidants. Not only are mandarins another excellent source of vitamin C, but they contain vitamin A as well. Blood oranges are super high in antioxidants and potassium along with vitamins A and C. The blood oranges also help to deepen this gorgeous pink color.
Grapefruits also have a hefty dose of vitamins A and C and other immunity-boosting micronutrients. However, if you are on certain medications that don’t react well with grapefruit, I recommend swapping out the grapefruit for an extra orange or blood orange (or both!).
Did you know that pineapple is extremely high in vitamin C as well? It’s also great for gut health and reducing bloat and are high in potassium.
I also added ginger to the juice as ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, can inhibit the growth of bacteria and aids in digestion as well. I recommend starting with an inch or two of fresh ginger root and increasing based on your tastes.
Citrus Immunity Boost Juice
2 Oranges, peeled
3 Mandarins, peeled
1 Blood Orange, peeled
1 Grapefruit, peeled
1 cup Pineapple, cut into chunks
1 thumb Ginger, peeled
1/4 cup purified water (optional)
Peel citrus and ginger; cut pineapple into chunks. Juice together according to juicer manufacturer’s specifications. Add purified water if needed and enjoy!
No juicer? Blend it! Put all ingredients into blender and blend on high. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth or nut milk bag to remove pulp.