Freshly pressed juice
Makes 1 l | 10 min | Easy
Homemade juices are easy to prepare, cheap and insanely delicious. If you haven't tried to make your own you're seriously missing out. And we're all afraid of missing out, so go on, make it.
I'm really passionate about squeezing my own juice nowadays. The 25 year old Lotta would laugh if she heard that.
But who cares about her, she had a weird haircut and bad eyebrows. Now that I'm old and wise, I know things, and one of those things is how to impress on people by making my own freshly pressed juice.
Imagine this scenario: You wake up on a Saturday, your spouse is still sleeping and you want to surprise him/her with a nice breakfast, but there is no juice. What kind of monster makes breakfast without juice, you think to yourself, and you're right, it's horrible and unacceptable. But then you see it, the fruits that you bought a few weeks ago when you wanted to quit sugar and were feeling healthy as fuck. But then Monday happened and the fruits have since gotten saggy and brownish.
Well don't you worry child, we'll save them together.
The thing I usually do when I see that it's too late to eat a fruit and Anton is about to throw it away, I tackle him and save the apple/pear/clementine for my juice. And that's all you need to do, take anything you fancy or have at home and prepare a delicous juice out of it. I promise you, there are no bad combinations, only bad attitudes. The fruit actually gets a lot sweeter if it's a bit old, and a lot tastier.
This recipe is actually what I had at home and it turned out delicious! And even if I've never surprised Anton with newly pressed juice and breakfast in bed, I really hope you'll do it. For your significant other, not for Anton.
Look at us, how great are we? Saving one relationship at a time!
1/4 pink grapefruit
1 cm of ginger
2 dl water
a handful of lemon balm leaves
- Start by chopping your fruit in cubes and throw them into a blender
- Grate some ginger and add that into the mixture
- Mix everything in the blender for a few seconds so the fruit starts the become smooth
- Add the water and the lemon balm and mix again until it is liquid
- Enjoy your freshly pressed juice!
PS. I personally enjoy fruit pulp in my juice, which is why I use the entire fruit (instead of the peel of course). You can choose how smooth you like it by only squeezing the juice from the fruits instead of using everything. I consider that a waste though. Just saying.