Paleo Party Drink: Grapefruit Mintberry Infusion

Written by: Kristin Jekielek

Summer is really starting to heat up in my neck of the woods, and it’s time to ensure I stay properly hydrated.

Forget the sugary juices, sweet teas, and drink mixes. Refresh with fruit flavored water for a healthy, Paleo-friendly summer.

If you don’t want something sweet and are looking for a light tasting drink, then this beverage is perfect for you!

Grapefruit Mintberry Infusion

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Ingredients

  • ½ medium sized grapefruit, any variety will do
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries (organic or wild)
  • 12 oz filtered water or club soda

Directions

Recipe designed for a 16oz glass.

Add the frozen berries to the glass, and lay the mint leaves on top. Using a pestle or the back of a small spoon, muddle the mint and blueberries. (Muddling is the process of mashing up ingredients in the bottom of a glass prior to adding most of the liquid components of the drink.) The frozen berries won’t mash much, but make sure the mint gets torn and mashed so that it releases its flavor into the drink.

Juice grapefruit half into the glass, including the pulp. If you don’t have a citrus reamer, the easiest way to juice by hand is to slice the grapefruit in half around the middle, so it looks like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. You may want to juice over a bowl with a wide mouth and then pour the liquid into your glass.

Finally, top it off with filtered water or club soda.

This drink is kind of a drink/snack combo because you’ll be munching on the blueberries, mint, and grapefruit pulp the whole time.

Variations

  • Garnish with extra mint sprigs and a grapefruit wedge
  • Try different varieties of grapefruit

 

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