Immune Boosting Grapefruit Juice

Grapefruit juice
Lately we’ve been discussing food that’s good for you vs food that tastes great. Of course we both like it best when it tastes great and is nutritious, but sometimes we try a recipe that really contains a whole lot of good stuff and then the taste might feel less important.

Take this Grapefruit Juice for example. Red grapefruits, strawberries and ginger are some of our favorite ingredients, and they are also good for strengthening the immune system. We mixed them all into a sharp red-colored juice. If you make it on sweet grapefruit and fresh strawberries it definitely tastes great. But if you use frozen strawberries (the only alternative in Sweden 9 months a year …) the juice might become a bit sour, although it still is just as good for the immune system. So if you live in a sunny country where the fruit is always sweet – or wants to give it a try anyway – here is our Immune Boosting Grapefruit Juice.
Luise wants to add that she thinks the juice tastes superb, even with frozen strawberries, it’s just David being grumpy …

Immune Boosting Grapefruit Juice
2 glasses

6-8 mint leaves
1 red grapefruit
2 handful strawberries (unfrozen)
1 small piece fresh ginger
½ tbsp vanilla powder
ice cubes


Mix it all in a juice machine or in a blender. If you use a blender the mint leaves should be muddled (like when you make a mojito).


  • Bri
    Hey guys, much as I like your recipes, I find unfounded nutritional claims ( "immune boosting?") really irritating. The internet is already full of these unproven claims--so if you are going to propagate facts, let"s avoid the "alternative facts" (i.e. BS) and stick with quoting real results--with references--to properly sized, well-controlled, double blind-ed and peer reviewed studies published in a reputable journal). And while I am on it, chemically sugar is sugar, whether it comes from a strawberry or a bag from the supermarket. The only difference is that you get plenty of other nutrients along with your sugar when you get it from fruits--so yes, this is a good idea, but it is no betrayal to add a little sugar if your berries are sub-optimal. Remember, the internet is full of gullible people who believe all sorts of ridiculous things basel on their feelings vs actual documented fact (like "climate change doesn't exist!" or "vaccines cause autism") please up your game! Sorry for the rant. I read you because I love to eat!
  • Catharina
    It might be good to add that you shouldn't drink grapefruit juice if you are on medication, as grapefruit influences the enzyme CYP3A4 which metabolizes most drugs. just learned that in med school ;)
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  • Monique
    Very nice to share. What is vanilla powder?
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  • Hey Emma. Oh seasonal strawberries sounds wonderful, let us know how the juice tasted! Hope you'll love it! /Luise.
  • Strawberries are now in season here in New Zealand so I will have to give this recipe a try over the weekend. Thank you!
  • Stunning color, I bet it tastes as good as it looks!

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