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Fruity Friday – Week 4 Citrus Wake-Up

Welcome to week four of my Day Zero Challenge to cook my way through a cookbook. You can find the detaiin on the original post, Fruity Friday.

Our third recipe is:
Citrus Wake-Up
Serves 4

4 juicy oranges, about 500g (1lb 2oz) in total
1 pink grapefruit

1 lemon
1 lime
grated zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
To Decorate (optional)

slices of lemon and lime

1) Cut the oranges, grapefruit, lemon and lime in half cross ways. Juice them using either an electric juicer or a simple citrus squeezer, preferably one that strains out the seeds but leaves in a generous quantity of pulp. If you have no squeezer at all, poke a fork into the flesh several times, then squeeze the juice from the fruit by hand, prodding with the fork now and again.
2) Combine the citrus juices in a jug with the lime zest, 4 tbsp of water, the sugar and shreds of mint. Stir then pour into glasses over a few ice cubes and, if you like, slices of lemon and lime.

Each serving provides:
60 kcal
1g protein
0g fat
14g carbohydrate of which sugars 14g
2g fibre

Family verdict:
Not everyone enjoyed this drink, in fact I think I ended up drinking most of it. It was just too sour for little taste buds.
They had fun getting sticky making it though so it wasn’t all bad!


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