Another day another smoothie. I’m sorry guys, but I can’t help myself. I’m in the mood for smoothies so that’s what you’re getting.
I’ve made this raspberry-grapefruit smoothie several times and it’s delicious. Fresh, healthy, and well, grapefruit-y.
It’s so good, I had to share it with you.
I love pink grapefruit. It’s one of my favorite fruits.
I like to peel it like an orange and remove all the skin to get the flesh. It’s a lot of work, but that’s the way I like to eat it. I’m weird, just like that.
Pink grapefruit is bitter, tart, and sweet at the same time. Every time you bite into it, it’s an explosion of taste. It’s nothing short of flavorsome.
It’s also a nutrient-dense food. It’s crammed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, calcium, and the cancer-preventing antioxidant called lycopene.
It’s also great for detox as it’s packed with water. Studies have shown that eating one grapefruit a day may even help lowering cholesterol.
Actually, grapefruit is so powerful in the body that those on certain medications cannot eat grapefruit. So be careful with that.
In this smoothie, pink grapefruit blends perfectly with raspberries. They complement each other so well, I can’t tell you enough about it.
Banana makes the best base fruit as it thickens the smoothie, using only raspberries and grapefruit juice would make for a thin drink.
It also helps against the tartness and bitterness of the grapefruit, which I personally don’t mind, but some people find the natural taste a bit too bitter.
This smoothie is premium liquid fuel, a refreshing and healthy way to start your day!
Juice of 1 pink grapefruit
1 banana peeled and sliced (fresh or frozen)
1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
One serving yields 245 calories, 1 gram of fat, 60 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of protein.