Good morning! Today I’m excited to share a recipe with you from Lily Diamond’s new cookbook. Although I have followed her work for some time, I first met Lily in person in February at a blogger retreat. We spent a few days together, cooking, talking and hanging out. Lily is one of those people who is somehow simultaneously bright and energetic and still calm and collected. I don’t know how she does it. She’s sweet, playful, funny, and so so kind. Her new book exudes all these same qualities. It is packed full of vibrant recipes that satisfy, heal and nourish and self-care tips and body-care recipes that promote wellness, self-love and self-esteem. It’s a beautiful book and I hope you love it as much as I do.
This recipe from Lily’s book caught my attention right away. It’s simple and refreshing and the rose water makes it feel special and a little decadent too. It’s also perfect for keeping you cool and hydrated during those warm summer days that are right around the corner. Enjoy the recipe and check out Lily’s book.
Grapefruit, Cucumber and Rose Skin Quencher
Slightly adapted from Kale and Caramel: Recipes for Body, Heart and Table
Copyright © 2017 by Lily Diamond from KALE & CARAMEL: Recipes for Body, Heart, and Table published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Photos copyright © 2017, Lily Diamond
3 small ruby red grapefruit
5-inch length of cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 teaspoon rose water, or to taste
3-4 ice cubes
Remove the skins, seeds and pith from the grapefruit (the pith can be very bitter so be sure to remove it as best you can). You should have about 2 cups of peeled grapefruit segments.
Place the grapefruit, cucumber, rose water and ice in a blender. Blend on high until liquified. Taste and add more rose water if desired. Strain through a fine mesh sieve or serve as is, over ice, with a wedge of lime.
10 thoughts on “Grapefruit, Cucumber and Rose Skin Quencher”
This photo set is gorgeous. THOSE PINK BUBBLES OMG. So much love for lily’s book and your aesthetic interpretation!
Renee, Awww thank you! I liked the bubble shot too…Big hugs!
Oh yum, this sounds so refreshing and I love that its juice made in a blender because cleaning out juicers keeps me from making juice lol. I love Lilys writing so so much. Her blog is fantastic and your photography is breathtaking- I love the close up shot of the bubbles, what a great perspective.
Yes, Lily is amazing! And I couldn’t agree more about cleaning juicers. Yay for blender juice!!!
So pretty! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book, looks beautiful!
Yay! It’s amazing
Eeee totally craving this drink from her book too! You make me want to dive into this glass instantly sasha, so refreshing. xx
It was soooo good!!!
Sasha!! What a joy to see this recipe brought to life by your supremely talented self. I’m honored, and so happy that you’re loving the book. Thank you for sharing here on your digital home—I only wish we could drink these together on a sunny afternoon! Fingers crossed we get to do that soon. You’re amazing.
Thank you so much for sharing your book with me. Your spirit really shines through. Hope to see you soon too!