Fruity Friday – Week 4 Citrus Wake-Up

Welcome to week four of my Day Zero Challenge to cook my way through a cookbook. Today we’re making Citrus Wake-Up.

You can find the details on the original post, Fruity Friday.

Our third recipe is:

Citrus Wake-Up

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

KayCee and Ella making citrus wake-up

1) Cut the oranges, grapefruit, lemon and lime in half crossways. 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

Citrus wake-upFamily 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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