Pink Juice Challenge

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Summary

My daughter has been getting into the juices right along side of me, but the color of the juice is sometimes a deterrent for her. She recently challenged me to make a pink juice, so I set out to find something that was not too sweet, but that she could enjoy. While this juice comes out a bright, bold pink, you can add more apples to both sweeten the flavor and lighten the juice if desired. This may be helpful for young or un-juice-savvy individuals. The grapefruit adds a bitter flavor to the juice, so that can also be halved if desired. However, my daughter has pretty bad allergies and the grapefruit really helps to clear her sinuses, so she is willing to smile through the bitterness in order to gain the sweet relief afterwards. I do find that it helps the bitterness factor if you remove the grapefruit seeds before juicing.

Besides helping to clear the sinuses, grapefruit is also good for preventing kidney stones, lowering cholesterol, and repairing DNA. Beets have been raised on a pedestal lately for their use in preventing hair loss, improving cardiovascular health, assisting in detoxification, and providing a wealth of antioxidants. This juice is a delightful change up to the regularly recommended green juices, and will still give you that refreshed energetic feeling.

Ingredients

  • 1 large beet
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit

Directions

  • Wash all produce thoroughly
  • Peel grapefruit and remove seeds
  • Remove stem from apples and trim beet
  • Cut all produce to fit in juicer
  • Juice all fruit
  • Serve over ice if desired in a big, clear glass to accentuate the beautiful color
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