Fresh grapefruit and ginger are a great addition to the diet to increase the body’s resistance. Combining each other in an original cocktail will help protect us from germs and restore our body.
Grapefruits are very low sugar citrus fruits that bring us many health benefits. One cup of grapefruit juice contains 96 calories, 400 mg of potassium, 156 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and 21 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A. A large amount of vitamin C is very useful for the prevention of colds. This is especially important during difficult winter periods. Grapefruit juice also lowers blood pressure, helps in weight loss, supports heart health, prevents cancer, improves digestion, moisturizes the body, cleanses the skin and prevents asthma.
On the contrary, ginger affects our overall health. The root of this plant significantly reduces the risk of obesity and heart disease, improves digestion, suppresses nausea, reduces pain and fights inflammation. It is also a natural detoxifying agent and an excellent means to maintain the health and normal functioning of the liver. Ginger has been widely praised for its positive effects on the immune system. This helps to combat various types of diseases and conditions that can attack a person in winter.
Below, we have prepared for you a recipe for a special grapefruit-ginger cocktail. This is a delicious and refreshing drink that will bring many benefits to our health. Mixed with a little gin, it can also significantly improve our well-being. Did I manage to convince you? Then get to work!
Although the recipe lists basil leaves, you can also use fresh mint leaves or other herbs.
Recipe for grapefruit and ginger smoothies:
- 2 thin slices of fresh ginger
- 6 basil leaves
- about 60 milliliters of gin
- about 240 milliliters of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 2-3 basil leaves for decoration
- 1–2 slices of fresh ginger to decorate
Put the ginger and basil leaves in a blender and mix them. Then add a little gin and shake the mixture well. Strain the liquid by removing slices of ginger and basil leaves, then pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Now you can fill the dish with grapefruit juice. Use the remaining basil leaves and slices of ginger as a decoration.