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Friday
Mar182016

Sparkling Grapefruit Fizz

Plain water doesn't always cut it. And with warmer weather on the horizon and Spring Happy Hours being scheduled – sometimes you need something a little bit different to sip on while influencing your fluid intake.  One of my all-time favorite ways to increase my water intake is to add fruit to it – specifically grapefruit.  Not only does it provide a nice tart flavor – but it also is packed with Vitamin C – perfect to support your immune system during prime time allergy season.  Check out below for a quick and easy mocktail recipe – perfect to serve next to a healthy, lunch salad or as a post dinner relaxer.  Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 ounces of sparkling water
  • 1 basil leaf sprig
  • ¼ cup of fresh squeeze grapefruit juice (~1/3 of grapefruit)
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • ¼ cup of crushed ice

Instructions:

  1. In a pitcher or tall water glass, combine sparkling water, grapefruit juice and squeezed lemon and stir well to mix. Serve over crushed ice and in a basil leaf.

In health, Hanna Grinaker – Corporate Registered Dietitian

This article is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations in this and other articles is at the choice and risk of the reader

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