Grapefruit, Carrot and Ginger Juice Recipe

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The Best Grapefruit, Carrot and Ginger Juice Ever!

I was at Costco last week and had a craving for grapefruit.

I hadn’t had a grapefruit in over 15 years because I remembered how bitter they were when I was a kid. But I thought, “I’ve been eating mainly a whole-foods, plant-based diet for over two years now and my tastebuds have changed.”

I was right.

Grapefruits, while still pretty bitter, are really delicious.

Upon searching for what I could do with grapefruits, and not just eating them raw, I found a delicious juice recipe.

Here’s what’s inside:

  1. 1 ripe grapefruit (peeled with no white flesh)
  2. 5 large carrots
  3. 1 inch of ginger

If you leave the white on the grapefruit, the drink will come out very bitter. I found that out the hard way, lol!

grapefruit carrot ginger juice

What Juicer Do I Recommend?

I’ve been a dedicated Breville user for years.

Why?

I don’t like spending an hour in the kitchen only to make 12 ounces of juice. You might think that’s a joke, but check out this video:

When it comes to juicing fruits and veggies, I like to be in and out of the kitchen in less than 10 minutes.

And that’s when choosing the right style of juicer for you becomes very important.

Two Main Types of Juicers

You’ve got centrifugal and masticating.

Centrifugal juicers (like the Breville Juice Fountain Elite, like I have) has a fast-spinning blade that cuts the fruit/veggies up and then using centrifugal force, strains the pulp from the juice, leaving you with only the juice.

The centrifugal process usually leaves a large amount of foam in the juice (which is caused from fruit/veggie oxidation) and many owners of these juicers have said they lose a little bit more juice in the pulp.

Masticating juicers use a type-of grinder that crunches the fruits/veggies in the slowest form possible, to ensure maximum nutrient saving. You don’t get much foam with these juicers and the juicing session will yield slightly higher amounts of juice.

Is one type better than the other?

It all depends on what you’re looking for. If you like speed and easy cleanup, go with a centrifugal juicer. If you want to ensure the most amount of juice is saved, use a masticating juicer.

Masticating juicer brands like Omega, Cirago, and Tribest are highly recommended by many users but for me, I like the speed of the Breville.

Centrifugal Juicers

Pros
  • Easy cleanup
  • Cheaper
  • Less time spent in kitchen
  • Better for less-patient people
  • Yield a decent amount of juice
  • Replaceable parts
  • Large hole to fit whole apples
Cons
  • Many moving parts
  • Pulp contains a bit of wasted juice
  • Not the best for wheatgrass or smaller fruits/veggies (blueberries, grapes, etc)

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Masticating Juicers

Pros
  • Get slightly more juice
  • Produces a fairly dry pulp
  • Best with making wheatgrass juice
  • Non-sharp blades (good for kids)
Cons
  • Smaller hole for fruits/veggies
  • Much slower than centrifugal juicers
  • Spend more time in the kitchen

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Overall, it really doesn’t matter which juicer you buy. You’ll get about the same amount of juice either way but with centrifugal juicers, you’ll spend less time in the kitchen.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did.

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