Libation of Love – Enjoy Winter Citrus! 

Since blenders were invented (and before) people have been concocting delicious, healthy drinks using fresh ingredients.  Food blogger Lily Diamond offered this delicious Quencher recipe in a recent Day Spa Magazine:

Pink Grapefruit, Cucumber & Rose Skin Quencher

2 large or 3 small Pink Grapefruits, skin, seeds, membranes removed (about 2 cups), or 1 ½ to 2 cups pure, unsweetened grapefruit juice

5-inch length of Cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)

¼ tsp. Rose Water, plus extra to taste

4 or 5 Ice cubes

Stevia, maple syrup, honey or sweetener of choice

Place ingredients in a blender and blend on high until fully blended. Add alcohol, if using. As a final touch, add more rose water and sweetener to taste, as sweetness varies depending on the acidity of the citrus.

Lily created this recipe “for self-protection and hydration – a tonic that would nourish her mind, heart and skin”. The aromatic and invigorating concoction, along with fiber-and vitamin-rich cucumber, creates a drink which provides both the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of grapefruit.  Yummm!