This grapefruit smoothie is a delicious and refreshing breakfast drink. Sweet strawberries and bananas are blended with tart grapefruit and energizing orange juice for this icy cold citrus smoothie that will help you start your day off right.
Pink Grapefruit Smoothie
Give yourself a mid-week wake up with this Pink Grapefruit smoothie. Winter is on the way and that means it’s time to start taking precautions again cold and flu germs. By increasing your vitamin C you can help keep the cold virus and influenza at bay.
This is a great smoothie to make when you’re tired, groggy and find it difficult to drag yourself out of bed in the morning. Sometimes a hit of citrus is just what the doctor ordered.
What are the benefits of eating grapefruit?
Grapefruit isn’t just good because of it’s high vitamin C levels. It also has lots of fiber and can help detox your liver. It’s good for all sorts of things like lowering your blood sugar and helping reduce cholesterol.
Grapefruit is know for the following health benefits:
- It’s low in calories, yet high in nutrients.
- May benefit your immune system.
- May help suppress your appetite.
- Has been shown to aid in weight loss.
- Eating grapefruit may improve heart health.
- It’s high in powerful antioxidants.
- May reduce the risk of kidney stones.
You should be aware that there are possible drug interactions with grapefruit. Researchers have identified over 85 drugs with which grapefruit is known to have an adverse reaction.
According to a review done by the Canadian Medical Association, there is an increase in the number of potential drugs that can interact with grapefruit juice, and of the number of fruit types that can interact with those drugs. If you aren’t sure if grapefruit may interact with your medication, you should consult your doctor.
Supplies for Pink Grapefruit Smoothie:
- 1 large grapefruit
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1 banana
My favorite blender to use for smoothies is my Ninja Blender. It’s easy to use as well as clean. We have had this model for years and it’s still going strong.
Instructions for Pink Grapefruit Smoothie
Measure all your ingredients and dump them in the blender. Blend until smooth and pour it into a 16 oz cup. It’s that easy!
Grapefruit pairs well with banana, basil, black pepper, caramel, coconut, ginger, lemon, lime, melon, mint, papaya, pineapple, pomegranate, raspberry, rosemary, strawberry, thyme, tropical fruits, and vanilla.
Grapefruit Can Help You Detox Your Body. Grapefruit is full of healthy juice – Grapefruits and other citrus fruits like oranges and tangerines are the ideal food for a detox diet. The sugars in the fruit juice are all natural and are easy for your body to break down for fuel.
Freeze grapefruit sections in a single layer on parchment paper. Frozen grapefruit can be eaten right out of the freezer, tossed in water for a fruit ice cube, used in smoothies, or thawed and eaten later
While the pith of grapefruit can have more of a bitter taste than say, oranges, it’s worth eating along with the fruit. Fiber is a good thing, and can help lower blood sugar, cholesterol, and possibly even colon cancer risk
Pink Grapefruit Smoothie
- Pink or Ruby Red grapefruit
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- Toss the ingredients into a blender ( I like the Ninja brand ) and blend until smooth.
- You may find a whole grapefruit is too sour for your taste buds so add half first and do a taste test to see if it needs more. This grapefruit smoothie tastes best cold so make sure the strawberries are frozen and the OJ is chilled
This smoothie is very refreshing, it’s great on a hot humid summer morning.
Keep in mind that grapefruit can interfere with certain medications and you may want to talk to your doctor before eating grapefruit on a regular basis.
If you like this smoothie you should check out my raspberry mango smoothie. It very well may be the most beautiful smoothie you have ever seen! And if you try this recipe don’t forget to rate it!