It’s been a week since I gave up caffeine and it’s getting a little easier everyday. There is no way that I could have done it without my daily smoothies. The added benefit seems to be that I am feeling a lot less pain in my joints. I have been dealing with some major back pain for awhile and I don’t know if it is a coincidence but since I’ve starting juicing my back feels so much more mobile and less painful than it has for a long time.
Here is a great smoothie to get you going in the morning. Tart ruby red grapefruit, oranges, cucumber and mint make a super refreshing way to start your morning. The date supplies a good amount of fiber vitamins and minerals compared to most sweeteners. Enjoy!
- 1/2 grapefruit, peeled and seeds removed
- 1 orange, peeled and seeds removed
- 1/2 cucumber peeled and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 medjool date
- 1/4 inch piece fresh ginger
- few sprigs of fresh mint
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.