I don’t usually buy juice, because I prefer to eat the whole fruit… except for when I was pregnant! I craved fruit and juice like crazy! Water made me nauseated, but juice was perfect.
I still didn’t like the idea of downing that much sugar, though. I wish I had thought up a recipe like this grapefruit juice back then! I guess now I’ll be set if I have another pregnancy. Or, my hormones will decide I need to to crave something else!
The pasteurized egg whites in this recipe add 14 grams of protein, without altering the flavour. The blended egg whites also add a frothiness. Did you know that egg whites are also what gives an Orange Julius its frothiness?
For safety’s sake, remember to only use pasteurized egg whites. Raw egg whites pose the risk of Salmonella or Campylobacter poisoning.
This recipe calls for a whole grapefruit to be blended with the egg whites, but you could also simply stir some egg whites into a poured glass of purchased grapefruit juice.
To avoid excess bitterness, make sure to remove as much pith as possible before blending. If you still find the juice bitter after having blended it, add in a banana. But if you’re okay with bitterness, keep the pith on! It will add more fibre!
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High Protein Grapefruit Juice
- 2 small grapefruits peeled
- 1/2 cup of pasteurized egg whites
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