Glorious Grape Juice

glorious-grape-juiceSummary

The grape has a long and storied cultural history. Grapes show up in the bible, and on Egyptian hieroglyphs. The Greeks considered them the food of the gods. These days, we of course associate grapes with wine, that moderately healthful beverage. But grapes are also used in mass produced “grape juice,” a substance which can often include a bunch of added sugar and is hardly fresh. So today we present a juice recipe which showcases the historic grape in all of its untainted glory.

Grapes are rich in anti-oxidants, so robust consumption may help you lower your risk of cancer down the line. They are also a significant source of potassium and manganese. Grapes can lower your LDL or “bad” cholesterol, and also reduce your risk of blood clots and heart disease. Plus, they’re a very low calorie food, especially for their nutrient profile. Did we mention they’re sweet and delicious? They are. But you knew that already!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of grapes
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks

Directions

  • Juice everything up and pour over ice. If it’s a bit sweet for you, employ a lemon or other citrus to balance out the flavor profile. Because of its sweetness, this juice is a great reward during a week when you’ve been sticking to more earthy or green juices.
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