Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pink Grapefruit Smoothie

Just like my salads, I like to change up the smoothies I drink every once in a while. I especially love to add fruit in season, just like these grapefruit. They actually came from my grandmother's tree in Arizona, so they are nice and fresh.

Smoothies are like a blank canvas, you can put practically whatever you want in them.  This is one of my favorite kind of combos, strawberries and citrus. If you have girls they'll go gaga over the pink color, but the flavor is pretty great too. I'm usually a lunch smoothie drinker, but this would be great for breakfast as well.  A lot of times I throw in some greens as well; a couple of kale leaves or a handful or two of spinach or even a little of both! (update 3/20/14: I've been adding a little bit of cilantro with my greens in this smoothie; so complimentary and fresh!)

Pink grapefruit smoothie
1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
handful of ice
1 orange, peeled
juice of 1 whole grapefruit
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 frozen banana
Greens, optional (2-3 leaves kale or 2 large handfuls of spinach)
1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
1 Tbsp ground flax seed

Place ingredients in blender in order listed and blend until smooth.  Add water, if desired.


  1. just wondering what it means that the grapefruit is juiced?? Does that mean i just use the juice from the grapefruit in the smoothie??

    1. Hi Emily! Yes, just use the juice from the grapefruit. You could peel it like the orange and just throw it in there, but it might make it bitter. You can buy a simple citrus reamer for a couple dollars to make the job easy. Good luck and enjoy. This is still one of my absolute favorite smoothies to date and I have actually started throwing a bit of cilantro in it too; goes great with the grapefruit.

    2. *Also a fork will work in a pinch if you don't have a reamer. Just stick it in the center like you would the reamer then squeeze the fruit around it to extract all the juice.


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