About 3 years ago, while visiting my family in Norway, I fell completely and utterly in love. In fact, it was love at first sight, and I have never looked back. On the kitchen table stood a new machine, and beside it a large container of freshly pressed juice. I was instantly seduced by the vibrant color and the amazing taste, and after a few minutes I had juiced every veggie and fruit I could find. Since then, my relationship with the juice machine has been riding a high wave – I can´t seem to get enough.
Juicing is an easy and fun way to get your greens and boost your energy. Not to mention it tastes awesome! Instead of coffee, that I never really learned to like, I start of the day with a big glass of freshly made juice. The Wake Up Juice is one of my old favorites. It is so simple, yet so perfect. Just look at the color! Orange is a power color, stimulating vitality, enthusiasm and happiness. If you need some extra energy, this is definitely the juice you should turn to.
Fruit and veggie juices are highly cleansing, and packed with easily absorbable nutrients. The Wake Up Juice is only one example of many, and in this glass of pure energy you will find high amounts of vitamin A, C and B, as well as numerous minerals.
The ginger adds additional health benefits. This amazing root, originating from the Himalayan foothills of North India, has been used for centuries and is praised for its highly anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities. It is also great for digestion.
Without further ado, here comes the recipe…
Makes about 13.5 oz (4 dl) of happiness
A chunk of fresh ginger root
Peel the grapefruit and add all the ingredients to your juicer. The amount of ginger root in this recipe really depends upon your own preference. I like it when the ginger gives me a good kick, so I use a big chunk, but you should be careful not to overdo it. The juice is best when it is balanced, and you can taste all the ingredients harmoniously.
Pour the juice into a glass over ice, admire the beautiful color, and drink slowly and with full awareness!