It’s a snow day!
And that means I will FINALLY get to shoot in natural light after months of solely using my EGO light. Basically, this is the best day ever! So excited! And I am also excited about this no juicer required glow juice I have for you guys!
It’s super easy to make and I promise there is no weird pulp left over (something about the texture of pulp in juice just throws me). I first got the idea for this juice at one of my favorite restaurants here, in DC. It’s called Cava and I know I’ve mentioned it like a bazillion times before but, it’s really that good. One of my favorite things about it is that they offer fresh juice all year round and, during the Fall months, they serve this amazing green juice that has just the right amount of sweetness. It’s so yummy, guys.
And I’ve been dying to create something similar for ages so I finally sat down and created this juice that will seriously make your skin glow. It’s packed full of…
- Cucumbers: Keep you hydrated (so necessary in these dry winter months), helps flush out toxins, promotes clear/healthy skin, full of vitamins A, B, and C, and helps promote healthy nails and hair.
- Mint: Has one of the highest antioxidant capacities of any food, can help relieve seasonal allergies, promotes healthy digestion, and has a calming/cooling effect on skin.
- Basil: Helps reduce inflammation and swelling, rich in antioxidants, and a good source of magnesium and vitamin A.
- Grapefruit: Lots of vitamin C (so important with flu season in full force), good for maintaining low blood pressure, and helps prevent wrinkles and repair skin from skin and pollutant damage.
See? A total powerhouse. AND it’s totally doable first thing in the morning (or the night before, if you like to plan ahead). Simply blend all of the ingredients together until completely liquidized then place a mesh strainer over a medium-sized bowl and cover with a cheese cloth. Carefully pour the juice over the cloth then gather the edges together and strain the remaining liquid. (Confession, this part totally reminded me of milking a cow. So weird.) Repeat this step if necessary, then pour into a tall glass and drink up!
- 2 cucumbers (peeled)
- 5-6 sprigs of fresh basil
- 2 mint leaves
- The juice of 2 grapefruits
- 1 cup of cold water
- 1 TBS. coconut sugar
- ¼ cantaloupe
- Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
- Place a mesh strainer over a medium-sized bowl (mine latched on so it made the process a bit easier). Then lay a cheese cloth over the top.
- Pour the juice mixture over the cheesecloth then pick up the outside edges of the cloth and bring together, then squeeze the pulp to release any remaining juice.
- Once finished, either serve immediately or refrigerate.