Grapefruit Strawberry Smoothie

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There are some people who think that grapefruit is a tart fruit reserved for the elderly. Others have a natural desire to enjoy it whenever they can, especially when different varieties are in season. A grapefruit offers a slightly more tart flavor than your average orange, but it can also provide excellent sweetness. Ruby red grapefruit, for example, has a rich red flesh that is sweeter than most other varieties. If you notice that the flesh is lighter in color, the grapefruit will exhibit a tart flavor profile.

Like most citrus fruits, grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin C, but it also contains vitamin A. It may surprise you to learn that strawberries contain way more vitamin C than grapefruit. In fact, strawberries contain 88% more vitamin C than grapefruit per 100 grams. Grapefruit has more beta-carotene and lycopene than strawberries, but strawberries contain more lutein and zeaxanthin. All of these are powerful antioxidants that work to fight free radicals in the body.

When you blend strawberries and grapefruit together, you get a bright, refreshing flavor combination that is both sweet and slightly tart. The homemade almond milk provides a subtle nuttiness and creaminess, helping to make this more like a smoothie than a slushie. Finally, the mint leaves complement both the strawberries and the grapefruit. Mint is a classic herb that pairs beautifully with both of these fruits. If you think that you may not enjoy it, exclude the mint from the recipe.

Grapefruit Strawberry Smoothie
  • Prep Time:5m
  • Total Time:5m

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium grapefruit, peeled and seeded
  • 1 c strawberries, de-stemmed and frozen overnight
  • 1/2 c homemade almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. fresh mint leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If you want a thicker smoothie, add a few ice cubes and continue blending. If you want a thinner smoothie, add a touch more almond milk until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Pour into a large cup and enjoy!
2022-03-25T10:21:21-07:00