Saturday, June 30, 2012

Grape Cucumber Pear Refresher

Another one of my favorite juices from the girls behind the BluePrintCleanse. This is so refreshing (hence the name) and is perfect on a hot summer's day. The flavor of this juice will vary in taste depending on how ripe the fruit is. The first time I made this, it was surprisingly sweet. You could smell the juice from the Bosc pears from the other room. The grapes popped with flavor in your mouth. The second time I made this however, the grapes weren't as ripe and it ended up still tasting great, but not as sweet - a more clean, thirst-quenching taste. If you don't like things sweet, I recommended this way. However I DO like things sweet :) and I prefer the first way where you can actually smell the juicy fruit as you take a sip.

I have thought about adding some bubbles to this (champagne bubbles that is) as a afternoon cocktail. Instead of your ordinary mimosa, I think champagne topped with this juice would taste delicious. I have not tried this yet but is a beautiful day, right? :

I will let you know how it goes ;)

1 10-ounce pint of green grapes
1/2 large cucumber
1 D'Anjou/Bosc pear
1-inch piece of ginger
Makes about 16 ounces of juice

Wash all ingredients. Run through juicer starting with the grapes first then the cucumber, ginger and then pear. (You will probably need to cut up the pear in order to fit it down the chute). Scrap off foam and serve.

For some more juicing, check out Apple Green Lemonade.

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