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Grapefruit cold zap

17 April 2018

This grapefruit,ginger, lemon and garlic juice is ideal for when you're trying to combat a cold.

Grapefruit cold zap
Grapefruit cold zap

This is juice great for when you are full of cold – and if you‘re trying to keep vampires away! The garlic is raw, of course, so you might not want to drink this before a night out with friends!


  • 2 grapefruits
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cm/½ inch root ginger
  • 3–4 ice cubes, to serve (optional)


Peel the grapefruits and the lemon, leaving the pith on both. Break them up or cut them into chunks and push them through the juicer. Peel the garlic clove and the chunk of ginger and add them both to the juicer.

When all the ingredients are juiced, give the juice a really good stir to combine all that good stuff, then pour into a glass. Pop in a straw, if you like, or perhaps a cube or two of ice.


Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C; calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur

I Love My Juicer: Over 100 Fast, Fresh Juices and Smoothies, by Natalie Savona. Nourish Books, 2018. Paperback, £12.99. Commissioned photography by William Lingwood.

Visit our juice and smoothie recipe section for more delicious recipes bursting with freshness


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