ruby red grapefruit green smoothie

Hi- when you start getting into healthy eating and especially green smoothies, you look at everything that is grown and obviously edible very differently. I am constantly thinking of new ingredients to throw in the blender. When you have been making these for a while try and mix up the flavours and ingredients a bit and use different things. I used only banana everyday for the first few months of gs making which became really boring after a while…but easy I guess because you can always find bananas…

so I bought my first ruby red grapefruit (this is a cross between orange and pomelo) to try out in today’s gsmoothie. Grapefruit being a citrus is a great source of vitamin C of course, which is a major antioxidant and also calcium, magnesium and potassium. The ruby red grapefruit also has extra benefits like Vitamin A and lycopene which is a phytochemical that helps prevent the bad cholesterol from oxidising and damaging the cell wall…

I have only ever eaten the normal yellow grapefruit- Mum usually made this halved and grilled with brown sugar on the top and served as an entree and also a half to start breakfast and you would dig your spoon in around the segments and be squirted in the eye!
I don’t think I’ve eaten grapefruit since I moved out of home…

The ruby red was really tasty blended in the green smoothie this morning. I blended it with a cup of water, a handful of goji berries, plums, frozen pineapple segments and 2 medjool dates. Add your greens- I used sweet potato leaves which look just like baby spinach and some bokchoy…I also added some leftover greens gsmoothie from yesterday…yum..wish now I had bought more than one…

 

One Response to “ruby red grapefruit green smoothie”

  1. Cynthia says:

    Wow, you are really creative with your green smoothies, not to mention your photography! Great photos! Food is hard to do.

    I grew up in Texas, home of the ruby red. Up here in the Pacific NW, there is a group that gets together a big order of ruby red grapefruit every December and we buy a couple boxes and eat on them all winter. They keep pretty well in the basement. I never thought about adding grapefruit to my smoothies though! Sounds really good!

    I’ve added greens to smoothies before, usually spinach as that is the easiest for me to get. Sometimes chard or kale, but usually I prefer to just eat those when I am lucky enough to get them.

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