In all things human

Get a flavor bang for your buck.

On the recommendation of a friend (thanks Christina!), I tried the following concoction:

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 grapefruit (use rhubarb if in season)
  • ginger
  • makes about 6 oz.

She said this would wake me up as well as any coffee, so I gave it a whirl.

This juice makes a beautiful coral color because of the lack of greens (hence the “lady” title), but also has quite a kick because of the tartness of the grapefruit and the ginger.  I added waaaay too much ginger (so much that it was more like a ginger burn than a ginger zing), but nonetheless it was quite a flavorful waker upper (hence the “in yo face”). Next time I will add ginger judiciously.

Nutrition Stats

  • 200 g carrot (about 2):
    • a whopping 660% RDA Vitamin A  (33,000 IU)
    • 20% RDA Vitamin C (12 mg)
    • 18% Potassium (640 mg)
    • 32% Vitamin K (16.4 mcg)
    • also some B6, Folate, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Manganese
    • calories 80
  • 200 g grapefruit (small-med grapefruit)
    • 48% RDA vitamin A (1854 IU)
    • 104% RDA vitamin C (68.6 mg)
    • 8% RDA potassium (274 mg)
    • Trace Copper, Magnesium, Thiamin, Vitamin B5, B6, Vitamin E
    • calories: 64
  • Total calories: 144


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