This grapefruit and spirulina lemonade with turmeric recipe is a powerful detox drink that will help you cleanse your body. Its detox properties are the result of a careful selection of ingredients, which allow this lemonade to deliver healthy nutrients to your system and to restore your body to its natural alkaline levels. And the greatest thing is, it's very simple to make and ready in only 15 minutes!
There are different ways to support your body cleansing mechanisms and these include:
Increasing water intake thus promoting elimination of toxins through the urine.
Refueling the body with healthy nutrients.
Sipping this throughout the day, especially in the morning, will help you stay hydrated and flush away toxins.
Our lemonade is also rich in powerful antioxidants, precious allies to your body’s detoxifying mechanism. They are essential to counteract dangerous free radicals and fight inflammation. Let's take a look at some of the antioxidants in our recipe:
Phycocyanin from spirulina
Curcumin from turmeric
Vitamin C from lemon and grapefruit
Beta-carotene and Lycopene from grapefruit
If all this wasn't awesome enough, our recipe also helps with digestion and constipation, making it a great addition to any weight loss plan. Finally, because it is a vegan recipe, it is suitable to almost anyone!
- Lemon Juice
- Ginger Root
- Grapefruit Juice
To make this detox lemon water, start by preparing the lemon and ginger infusion.
Peel the zest of the lemons, using about half of those needed for the juice.
Peel and chop fresh ginger root and add it to a pan of spring water with the lemon zest.
Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Then allow cooling down for 5 minutes or until the infusion is lukewarm. This way, both the lemon and ginger will release their beneficial chemicals.
Strain the lemon and ginger pieces from the water.
In the meantime, prepare the citrus juices for the lemonade.
Squeeze the lemons and the grapefruit with a manual or electric juicer.
In a carafe, combine the infused filtered water and the citrus juices (1).
Add the turmeric and spirulina powder and stir well until completely dissolved (2).
Refrigerate your detox lemonade for 1 hour before serving.
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Add a splash of honey or maple syrup if you prefer a sweeter lemonade.
To ensure that turmeric and spirulina powder dissolve well in the lemonade, make sure the water infused with lemon peel and ginger root is warm.