Morning Person Juice

August 31, 2015

I am not a morning person. I never have been and, unless I can stop being a night person, I never will be. Despite repeated attempts, I’ve at least learned I can’t be both. The last time I had brunch at Sadie’s Diner, one of my favourite cheap and cheerful spots, I tried their freshly squeezed ‘Citrus Explosion’ and my eyelids quivered instantaneously in a good way. For all the other non-morning people out there, this will help you fake it!

I make freshly squeezed citrus juice fairly regularly at home (about once a week) thanks to a juicer I got at a Williams-Sonoma outlet a few years ago. Mine looks like this model – not a big investment considering you get delicious juice without all the added sugar and chemicals in store bought juice (speaking of which, I really want to read this book). When I was a kid my Dad would sometimes bring me orange juice in bed as a treat so, for me, it’s nostalgic as well. At home my go to is pink grapefruit juice but I also like to mix grapefruit and orange. Sadie’s inspired me to experiment with lemon too! I don’t know what ratio they used but this is what I came up with. Sadly, Sadie’s is now closed, so raise a glass in its honour!

serves 1

1 pink grapefruit
1 blood orange
1/2 lemon

Taste tips:
+ I just happened to have blood oranges at home but other varieties are delicious too.
+ Use more lemon for added ZINGALING.
+ This can be made the night before and stored in the fridge but it doesn’t taste as good after a couple of days. As ever, the fresher the better.

This amount of fruit makes about 10 oz – I filled this glass to the top.

Do you drink a lot of citrus juice? If you have other wake up tips that are snooze button compatible, please let me know!

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