by Wai Lana
This recipe was my younger daughter’s solution to sour grapefruit, and it’s become a regular breakfast favorite in our home. Since it strengthens your tissues, arteries, gums, and teeth, this juice is especially helpful for maintaining oral hygiene.
- 2 pink grapefruit
- 2 tangerines
- 2 persimmons
Benefits: This refreshing combination cools and replenishes fluids in the body, making it an ideal drink after your morning workout. It also helps relieve arthritis, acne, and varicose veins. Citrus fruits give a boost to your immune system and helps relieve coughs and sore throats. Persimmons help treat gingivitis and canker sores.
Tip: I’m happy to see persimmons, which are common in Asian markets, turning up more and more in regular grocery stores. Always make sure that your persimmons are ripe; otherwise you could be in for an unpleasant surprise! Persimmons are virtually inedible unripe because they’re highly astringent. But if unripe persimmons are all you have, you’ll be glad to know that they ripen quickly after being frozen briefly, then thawed.