Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice

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Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Simple 3-ingredient fruit juice made from the very best of the crop for detoxing, alkalizing and eliminating fat while providing an energy boost—Honeycrisp apples, ruby red grapefruit and red raspberries. The refreshing way to detox!There is nothing quite like fresh squeezed juice to get your motor running in an alkalizing and detoxifying way. Our Pink Lady juice comprises the very best of the crop in fruit for detoxing and an energy boost—Honeycrisp or Pink Lady Apples, Ruby Red Grapefruit and Red Raspberries. So refreshing!

The Ultimate Detox Juice:
Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice

Simple. Healthy. Refreshing. Three (3) ingredients. Exquisite taste. The “cream of the crop” in nutrient-rich, detoxifying fruits and berries. And, it’s pink.

I know, I know. This is the season of “green juicing” and “green smoothies” and all. Everywhere you look, there they are! While the recipes are incredible ones, and the health benefits cannot be disputed, I am here to be different. So, pink it is!

Honest, I didn’t enhance these photos by punching up the color in editing. It’s just pure Mother Nature shining through in a brilliant, absolutely radiant hue of hot pink. Due to its color and beyond satisfying taste, this juice just brings a smile to my face each time I make it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

So, today I present to you the Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice. Wait. Why such a long title for a simple 3-ingredient juice recipe, you ask? Well… Pink Lady is obviously due to its color as well as if you go with Pink Lady apples to make this recipe. No brainer there. But, it is also the regal name this juice deserves, in my humble opinion. Skinny is because this juice will rev up your metabolism like nobody’s business to burn unwanted body fat. Detox because this particular combination of fruits and berries has known detoxification properties. And… Power due to the sheer amount of energy this juice provides in addition to essential nutrients that will feed your body’s cells for overall health and vitality—not to mention the cancer-fighting properties. It’s a powerhouse. Pink. Power. People!

Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Simple 3-ingredient fruit juice made from the very best of the crop for detoxing, alkalizing and eliminating fat while providing an energy boost—Honeycrisp apples, ruby red grapefruit and red raspberries. The refreshing way to detox!

When I developed this recipe for freshly squeezed juice, it was purely on the fly with my all-time favorite fruits and berry—ruby red grapefruit, Honeycrisp apples and the red raspberry. In fact, this beautiful fruit juice, Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice, was the very first juice I made in my new juicer (a crushing or masticating juicer, the Breville Fountain Crush Juicer) that The Big Lug gave me as a gift when I was incredibly ill. He gave it to me at the end of September, and I took to it like a duck to water. Immediately, I started juicing as part of my 3-week all-fruit detox, which was amazing. I will definitely share this information and my results (even urine test strip photos, ha!) in another post. Your mind will be blown. Blown. Mine was.

Anyway, one morning in early October, I sliced a ruby red grapefruit to eat. Ruby red is my favorite! Instead of eating it as per usual, I decided to set up my new juicer and jump in with juicing my breakfast. So, in went the ruby red grapefruit. Next, I spotted the bowl of big Honeycrisp apples sitting on the table. I grabbed two and cored and sliced them to fit through the juicer’s hopper. Next, I went to the fridge and remembered we had extra red raspberries on hand because I love eating a bowl of them for a snack and we had just stocked up. It was kismet. No other fruit juice combination I have made has tasted as good as Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice. Honest and truly, I crave this juice! Soon to be featured on the blog will be my recipe for The Pink Lady Margarita. Oh, yeah.

And, yes… I know alcohol probably shouldn’t be discussed in a blog post about detoxification. But… when you want to indulge, celebrate and live life, you might as well do it right—even if it’s wrong! 😉

“The ancient Greeks, before the time of Lycurgus, ate nothing but

fruit,” (Plutarch) and “each generation reached the age of 200 years.”

—Onomacritus of Athens

Apples and Their Benefits

Apples are the most versatile of fruits for juicing as they blend well with nearly any fruit and vegetable while adding sweetness. Look for organic blemish-free apples with very firm flesh and tight skin.

Apples are a good source of Vitamin A. They also contain Vitamins B and C as well as riboflavin and are high in two important phytochemicals: pectin and boron. Here are some benefits of apples:

  • Enzyme-Rich to Aid Digestion
  • Great Cleanser (detoxifies by eliminating free radicals and toxins)
  • Good source of Vitamin A & Amino Acids
  • Strengthens the Body
  • Great Energy Source (keeps blood sugar levels up)
  • Lowers Blood Cholesterol
  • Excellent Diuretic
  • Good Antiseptic
  • Excellent Laxative
  • Liver Support

Did You Know?

The French use the peels of apples in preparing therapeutic remedies to treat rheumatism and gout as well as urinary tract conditions.

Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Simple 3-ingredient fruit juice made from the very best of the crop for detoxing, alkalizing and eliminating fat while providing an energy boost—Honeycrisp apples, ruby red grapefruit and red raspberries. The refreshing way to detox!

Grapefruit and Its Benefits

Most people know that grapefruit, and all citrus fruit for that matter, is high in Vitamin C. However, citrus fruits are rich in limonene, which is thought to prevent breast cancer.

Furthermore, Ruby Red Grapefruit is high in cancer-fighting lycopene. The combination of carotenoids, flavonoids, terpenes, limonoids and coumarins makes citrus fruits pack a powerful all-around cancer-fighting punch.

Look for organic, plump, juicy fruits that are heavy for their size. Grapefruit should yield slightly to pressure. Although citrus fruits will keep for at least a couple weeks if kept refrigerated, they are best if used within a week. Here are some benefits of grapefruit:

  • Excellent Source of Vitamin C
  • Boosts the Metabolism
  • Great Immune Booster
  • Alkalizes the Body
  • Great Antioxidant
  • Cancer-Fighting
  • Nourishes Skin Cells
  • Strengthens Capillaries
  • Low Glycemic
  • Seeds contain cancer-fighting limonoids, calcium, magnesium and potassium

Red Raspberries and Their Benefits

Scientists now believe that the metabolism in our fat cells can be increased by the phytonutrients found in raspberries—especially rheosmin, also called raspberry ketone. By increasing enzyme activity, oxygen consumption, and heat production in certain types of fat cells, raspberry phytonutrients like rheosmin may be able to decrease the risk of obesity as well as fatty liver disease.

When shopping for raspberries, select organic, whole, plump, brightly colored berries. Sort and discard soft or broken berries. Store in crisper drawer of refrigerator. Rinse and dry before using. Here are some benefits of raspberries:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Great Antioxidant
  • Great Immune Booster
  • Boosts Metabolism
  • Cancer-Fighting
  • Rich in Potassium
  • Rich in Niacin
  • Iron Source
  • Some Vitamin C
  • Low Glycemic

Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Simple 3-ingredient fruit juice made from the very best of the crop for detoxing, alkalizing and eliminating fat while providing an energy boost—Honeycrisp apples, ruby red grapefruit and red raspberries. The refreshing way to detox!

The Benefits of Juicing

There is no escaping it. Juicing has caught on like wildfire and is taking the world by storm. Still. The movement is far from over. In fact, it has now become a lifestyle for many. More and more, people are jumping on the bandwagon and for good reason.

Of course, everyone’s personal journey will be different. However, the benefits of juicing are numerous and quite universal. Whether you wish to enhance your already raw diet, or if you simply wish to take on a round of detoxification to better your health, you will enjoy bringing juicing into your life. I never knew how much I would enjoy juicing as being a part of my daily routine.

As a general rule, and being a recent convert to juicing and adopting a more raw diet lifestyle, I prefer to juice my vegetables for easy digestion but eat my fruit so that my body gets the healthful benefits of consuming fiber to help metabolize the sugars (fructose and glucose) in fruit. However, sometimes my mind and body craves freshly squeezed fruit juice. I am telling you, there’s nothing like fresh fruit juice to start your day!

From time to time, as I mentioned above, I enjoy fresh fruit juice as a part of my diet. When I do juice my fruit, I do not include any vegetables. I do not wish to debate my choice in food combining as it is purely a matter of personal preference and dietary needs. (I am trying to heal my gut after taking a super-strong antibiotic that messed me up.) In fact, as part of my food-combining regimen, I eat melons separate from other fruits as well. I won’t go into proper and improper food combining now, but will leave it for a future post when I share the 3-week all-fruit detox program I was on and the results.

Here are some of the benefits of juicing:

  • Increased Energy
  • Cellular Regeneration (healthy heart and anti-aging for healthy skin, hair and nails)
  • Mental Clarity
  • Better Sleep
  • Reduced Cravings
  • Improved Digestion
  • Less Bloating
  • Weight Loss
  • Improves Heart Health
  • Cleanses Toxins to Heal the Causes of Disease (detoxifies)

It is suggested that at least two to four 10-ounce glasses of vegetable or fruit juice a day, along with a raw diet, is the healthful way to go when detoxing.

Here’s to a fit, happy and healthy New Year, my friends!

Cheers!

xo,

stacysig

 

 

 

Sources:
The Detox Miracle Sourcebook by Robert Morse, N.D., The Juicing Bible, Second Edition, by Pat Crocker and whfoods.org.

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Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Simple 3-ingredient fruit juice made from the very best of the crop for detoxing, alkalizing and eliminating fat while providing an energy boost—Honeycrisp apples, ruby red grapefruit and red raspberries. The refreshing way to detox!Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Simple 3-ingredient fruit juice made from the very best of the crop for detoxing, alkalizing and eliminating fat while providing an energy boost—Honeycrisp apples, ruby red grapefruit and red raspberries. The refreshing way to detox!

Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Makes 24 ounces; two large 12-ounce servings or three 8-ounce servings.

Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice

There is nothing quite like fresh squeezed juice to get your motor running in an alkalizing and detoxifying way. Our Pink Lady juice comprises the very best of the crop in fruit for detoxing and an energy boost—Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples, ruby red grapefruit and red raspberries. So refreshing and the apple, citrus and berry flavor profile simply cannot be beat!

Ingredients

  • 1 large ruby red grapefruit, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium to large Honeycrisp or Pink Lady (red) apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 6-ounce (170 grams) package red raspberries, rinsed and dried
  • Optional Ingredients & Supplies
  • Ice cubes
  • Chilled 12-ounce glass
  • Drinking straws
  • Fresh berries and sliced fruit, for garnish
  • Sprigs of fresh mint or basil, for garnish

Preparation

Using a juicer, process grapefruit first. Then follow with the apples and raspberries. Skim any unwanted foam from the top and discard. Whisk and pour into chilled glasses, over ice if desired. Garnish as desired with fresh berries and fruit as well as a fresh sprig of mint or basil. Insert straw and serve immediately.

Notes

Tips:

Select the freshest organic fruits and berries for the ultimate in health benefits.

When preparing grapefruit, leave most of the white fiber surrounding the sections (not the bitter white outer pith) intact as it contains pectin and bioflavonoids which help the body to absorb Vitamin C. These phytonutrients also strengthen the body’s capillaries supporting overall circulation and thus enhancing the skin and facial complexion.

Leftover juice? Freeze into ice cubes for cocktails or popsicles for a refreshing treat!

The cook time above indicates juicing time.

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About Stacy

Stacy Bryce is a recipe developer and member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). Her passion is developing original conventional baking recipes as well as special diet recipes to include dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free. You can follow Stacy at Pinterest.

Comments

  1. Wow! Oh my goodness that is just the prettiest juice drink I’ve seen! That color is simply over the top gorgeous! I cannot wait for your Pink Lady Margarita! I love your suggestion for a good juicer too. I need to get my hands on one..
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  2. This power juice is gorgeous, Stacy! I’m so glad you shared a pink juice because the color totally reminds me of you 🙂 So bright and beautiful and the combination of grapefruit, apple and raspberries sound so refreshing! Love all their detox benefits too! I could always use a boost of energy and wish I had a big tall glass of this right now! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a great rest of the week! xo

  3. This looks incredible! We actually enjoy at least two of these fruits everyday. I need to turn them all into this gorgeous juice!
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  4. I love how informative this post, is Stacy, but most of all, I love the looks of this juice! That color is intoxicating, and it sounds so refreshing! Pink lady apples are so sweet, they’re like nature’s candy, and I’ve been buying up ruby red’s a lot lately. I love to just eat them plain…no sugar…because I don’t think they need a thing. They sound lovely in this juice, and I’d love a glass! Pinned. 🙂
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  5. I so understand what you mean about not doctoring the color – I didn’t do any on my beet crepes – mother nature is a beautiful thing right? 😉
    Stacy this juice is WICKEDLY GORGEOUS!!! I am looking forward to that post on how juicing helped you!
    xxs

  6. Wow, you weren’t kidding about the delicious, beautiful juice you made! As though the color isn’t enough for me to want to drink this every day, I love anything involving grapefruit! Yum!!
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  7. Stacy, you are so good with your posts. It’s very informative. I love grapefruits and you just reminded me to incorporate it more. You know, honey crisps are one of our favourites at home. This is a power house drink, I’m going to make them. Hugs girl. Have a fabulous weekend.

  8. This ‘pink power’ looks amazing, Stacy! Raspberries are by far my favorite berry and we have two pink grapefruit trees, which we share with many of our friends, and so no excuse not to try this combo. Again, so happy to have you back!

    • Thank you for the warm welcome back, sweet Dina! You will love this juice recipe. I made some again this morning for me and my husband. We just love it. Of course, if we eat protein for breakfast or brunch in addition to fruit and fruit juice we just wait an hour between the juice and protein. It’s better for digestion. Thanks for dropping by and enjoy!

  9. I love how this looks but I can’t eat grapefruit due to an interaction with a medicine I take. Is there something you can substitute?

    • Hi there, Kristi! Thank you for writing. To answer your question, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist first if it is okay to substitute any other citrus juice for grapefruit juice. For instance, ask if it is okay to drink orange or tangerine juice in its place. Another good suggestion is pineapple juice. I understand that grapefruit juice can interact with certain medications (like statin drugs). As always, safety first. Be careful and ask questions to avoid any serious health issues with a drug interaction. Good luck and happy juicing, my friend!

  10. I can’t wait to try this….One challenge is that I don’t have a juicer. Has anyone tried this recipe with the NutriBullet?

    Thanks so much!

    • Hi there, Susan! Thank you for writing. To answer your question…I have not tried this juice recipe in my new Nutri Ninja yet. As soon as I do, I will let you know my results. I’ll give it a whirl this weekend. 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by and happy juicing!

  11. Interesting post. Gosh I love Pink Lady apples. It’s a lovely color to be sure. Reving up the metabolism is VERY appealing. And no I did not know about the apple peels.
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  12. You had me at pink! One of my favorite colors. This drink looks as delicious as it is cute. I like the idea of making it into popsicles, that would be nice for hot summer days.

  13. What a beautifully vibrant drink that sounds super refreshing to boot!
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  14. I love this divergence from the typical green juice! Ruby red grapefruits are one of my favorite fruits too! I used to eat at least 2 a day in high school! So many health benefits in just one easy juice! Pinned !

  15. Hey Stacy! I loved this post! The photography is beautiful, the recipe is simple, and most importantly, you are extremely informative. I love that food heals us.
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    • Hey there, Maria! Thank you for stopping by and for the compliments. Much appreciated. By the way, I received your Twitter message and will reply as soon as I get over there.I’ve been busy working on my next 3 posts centered around Valentine’s Day with one being a tutorial. (Those take quite a big longer to pull together, I tell ya! Lots of photos and writing.) Soon, I will be posting The Pink Lady Margarita recipe…so look for that one. 🙂 You know, every time I think of you I think of Margaritas! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend. Cheers!

  16. I need to drink this just for the color! Wow!!
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  17. I’ve been schooled, and I love it. I had no idea the abundance of benefits three little ingredients have. Wow! This drink is absolutely gorgeous. Next time I’m at the store, I’m going to pick up a package of raspberries so I can sip on this. Pinned.
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    • Thanks for stopping by, Jennie! And, thanks for the pin. Much appreciated. 🙂 Oh, girl…you will LOVE this juice. Look for The Pink Lady Margarita coming soon to the blog as well. It’s epic-colossal.

  18. I love the naturally brilliant red color this juice is and how good it is for you. So glad to see you back Stacy!
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    • Thank you for the warm welcome back, Jeanette! You will really enjoy this juice. Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

  19. Yum!! I love all the ingredients in this pink power juice! (: The color is beautiful and mesmerizing~

  20. Oh my goodness this looks fantastic. I love the name and everything! I can’t wait to try this!
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  21. That has physically made my mouth water …. (*runs towards shops to purchase ingredients*)…
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    • Thank you for writing, Lucy! You and me both, girl. 🙂 I love this juice and made it for breakfast today to sip while eating my apple. It’s good to add a little fiber when you sip fresh squeezed juice. Thanks again for writing and happy juicing!

  22. Hello, just a quick question could you blend this into a smoothie. Looks yummy but I don’t have a juicer. Thanks Tab

    • Hi there, Tabatha! Thank you for writing. I don’t see why you couldn’t blend this in a smoothie. If you enjoy tart citrus smoothies with grapefruit, apples and berries, you will love it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

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