Commercial soft drinks usually contain a lot of sugar or chemical substitutes and conservatives that are unhealthy and should really be avoided in a healthy diet. There are many healthy ways of replacing them with home-made ones that can also be very beneficial for our health.
This is a great alternative to soft drinks. It’s really refreshing for summer, it’s healthy and very rejuvenating! If you wish you can choose to make this recipe into a smoothie just by adding your ingredients in a blender with some ice and skipping the sparkling water in the end. Due to the amazing properties of pineapple and grapefruit, this drink is rich in vitamins C, A, B1,B3 and B6, it has anti-cancer and anti- inflammatory properties, assists in the removal of toxins from the body, helps reduce retained water from the body, is very beneficial against constipation, reduces cholesterol levels and really assists in fat burning and weight loss.
1 medium sized fresh pineapple cut into chunks
2 tall glasses fresh pink grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon (or more according to taste) agave syrup
500 ml sparkling natural mineral water
Put the pineapple chunks into a juicer and then add the juice in a blender together with the grapefruit juice and agave syrup. Blend well. If you don’t have a juicer you can just do it straight in the blender.
Put the juice in a pitcher and mix in the sparkling water. Add ice and serve. You can add a sprig of fresh mint to decorate if you wish!