I have always been a fan of grapefruit but have generally stuck to freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice. This grapefruit smoothie recipe is creamy, fresh and vitamins, and protein-packed.
This Grapefruit Juice can be used as a post-workout smoothie and when we aim to lose some weight we drink our slimming juice which has reduced sugar and also features de-bloating ingredients.
- Pink grapefruit
- Plant milk
Optionally, you can add ginger and fresh mint.
See quantities and full instructions in the recipe card.
Making this green smoothie is quick to make and requires only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes.
We need to blend all the ingredients on a high-speed blender. We love this Professional Blender which has a very accessible price and is super effective in crushing everything and has a large volume capacity. We also use it to make our Almond Milk.
Smoothies and juicing
Recently I started making smoothies in the mornings to give a little twist to our morning juicing routine, which typically includes our favorite Green Celery Juice.
We are now alternating between morning juicing, intermittent fasting, morning low calories detox-anti-inflammatory and immune system boosters, and now Smoothies!
We recently started a 365-day yoga challenge to ensure we stay healthy no matter the lock-down status; as we have always been more of the outdoors sports kind of, we have suffered Northern Italy strict measures during the past winter months.
New workout habits come with new plans so, we this is how we plan our week:
- Intermittent Fasting on Mondays and Wednesdays. So, we have a Vinyasa Yoga class watching our favorite Yoga Channel from Jessica Richburg, which we discovered a couple of months ago and are loving it.
- Four times a week, after the morning workout, we have juice. One Green Juice, One Carrot Juice, and One Beetroot Ultimate Workout Juice.
- Two times a week, we have green smoothies, either this pink Grapefruit Smoothie, a Post-workout Protein Smoothie, or the all times favorite Mango Smoothie.
- We start with a Detox Lemon, Ginger, and Turmeric tea on the days we don't fast.
Want to know more about the benefits of Juicing? Check our post:
9 health benefits of grapefruit
Grapefruit is one of the healthiest fruits on earth. It’s rich in minerals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Grapefruit health benefits are the following:
- Very hydrating.
- May promote appetite control.
- It’s low in Calories, Yet High in Nutrients.
- It may Benefit Your Immune System.
- It’s High in Powerful Antioxidants, and it is full of powerful antioxidants.
- Eating Grapefruit May Improve Heart Health.
- May promote appetite control, and it has been shown to aid weight loss.
- Grapefruit may help prevent insulin resistance and diabetes.
- May reduce the risk of kidney stones.
If you want more details about Grapefruit health benefits visit HealthLine
This kale and fruit Smoothie is excellent for you these cold Winter days with lots of immune-boosting Vitamin C to ward off Flus colds.
In addition to kale's health benefits, this grapefruit banana smoothie also has plenty of potassium and fiber from banana and pear.
I also love the kale almond milk smoothie's texture as it's refreshing, creamy, and still light.
More Smoothie Recipes?
If you don't have a good blender, we think it is an excellent investment; we use it at least twice a day, it's really worth it. Try some of our favorite smoothies:
These are some of our favorite breakfast recipes to pair your grapefruit green smoothie with
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Recipe: Grapefruit Smoothie
- 1 medium grapefruit peeled/ seeds removed
- 1 large sweet pear cored
- 2 cups kale (washed and cleaned)
- 1 large ripe banana previously sliced and frozen
- 4 ice cubes
- ½ cup unsweetened rice milk
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger optional / peeled and chopped
- 10 mint leaves optional
- Wash and prepare the ingredients.
- In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until creamy and smooth.
- Add more liquid (ice water) if too thick or ice to thicken.
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