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Juicing Week: Grapefruit Blackberry Chamomile Tea Juice

It’s juicing week Williams-Sonoma and I’m here to try something new. I have a big stash of tea here at my house and thought of why not to add to some juice!

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One of my favorite juices is grapefruit because it’s so good for you. It’s full of vitamin C to help during a cold, pink grapefruit is full of licopene, it can help prevent kidney stones, lower cholesterol, and has tons of antioxidants. I’ve also noticed it helps to slim down that tummy when ingested daily for a week or so. Chamomile tea can also be good to drink during a cold, times of anxiety, and to flush the system.

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I have a Nesco Juicerwhich is a decent juicer to start out with, on a budget but still want to juice, or won’t be juicing often.

Grapefruit, Blackberry, Chamomile Tea Juice
2 ruby red grapefruit
Half cup blackberries
1 bag chamomile tea

First brew the chamomile tea for 5 to 10 minutes. I like to find small grapefruits to make it easier to juice and I think they’re sweeter. Quarter each grapefruit and cut the rind off. Juice the grapefruit and the blackberries. The juice actually didn’t end up with any seeds!

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I’ve heard from some people that running citrus through a juicer isn’t good to do. However, I do it anyway to save on time. My juicer is a high speed juicer, which actually doesn’t juice as well. When juicing a lot of citrus my juicer produces foam from the juice. All I do is skim it off the top.

I hope to have a really nice juicer in the future. I feel like I would be more apt to juice. High speed juicers can actually change the texture and taste of the juice. I’ve found I can’t make much juice with this one or it will clog up and the motor begin to burn and vibrate across the counter, especially with dense foods like carrots and apples. However it is fine to make a couple of glasses with fleshier foods.

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