Grapefruit Avocado Ginger Smoothie

Though I’ve always loved a good smoothie, I have to be honest, it’s only in the last 6 months that I’ve really gotten into them. I used to like them, but most days the thought never even occurred to me.

Not sure why.

Now I have them almost everyday. Yup. Every. Single. Day.

It’s the perfect lazy man’s meal in a glass. It’s like a salad without having to worry about the dressing. Or chewing for that matter.

Which means it’s in my belly and I’m off to get on with my day.

I like changing up the flavors almost daily since it gives me a wider range of nutrients.

Ok, that’s not true. I just lied.

It’s because I get bored quickly and like to try new things constantly. Getting a better variety of nutrients just happens to be the added benefit. It sounded good though, didn’t it?

Some benefits of this smoothie:

Grapefruit is very high in vitamin C (but for the food geek in us, here’s more).

Banana is high in potassium with helps regulate blood pressure and heart function.

Ginger has a strong anti-inflammatory and extremely concentrated so you only need a small amount.

Spinach is high in flavanoids (a phytonutrient), fiber and a great anti-inflammatory due to it’s high amounts of neoxanthin and violaxanthin.

And the under valued cucumber

Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie

  • 1 grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 banana (frozen will give a creamier texture)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 3 inch segment cucumber
  • 1/2 cm segment ginger, peeled
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)

Put all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Note: If you’re using a white grapefruit you may want to add a little honey or agave to sweeten it up. I used a pink grapefruit which is plenty sweet for me. If you want to reduce calories, only use 1/4 avocado. Since I drink these as my breakfast, this amount seems to satiate me longer.

Some things I like to put in my smoothie to up my game are (but not all of them everyday):

  • Turmeric
  • Gelatinized Maca
  • Ground flax seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp seeds or hemp hearts
  • Green Juice Blend and Super Power Blend (I get both from Harmonic Arts)
  • Almond butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Lemon juice (helps take away the bitterness of kale)

Do you drink smoothies regularly? What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

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5 Responses to Grapefruit Avocado Ginger Smoothie

  1. Koko May 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Sounds amazing! Grapefruit is one of my all time favourite fruits, and I like to freeze them and throw em in the vitamix for a citrus-y boost in my smoothies! But I love that you added cucumber, too….that’s something I never add to smoothies! I’ll have to try it. Cheers!

  2. uTry.it May 17, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    I love your flavor packed
    Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie! Sounds refreshing and good for me. :)

  3. Trish Thomas April 5, 2016 at 4:36 am #

    My husband cannot eat grapefruit. He is diabetic, has a colostomy and is on many meds and one of his meds reacts dangerously with grapefruit,is there another fruit or item I can add in its place?

    • France Morissette June 5, 2016 at 9:45 am #

      HI, Any citrus fruit like an orange would work well in it’s place.

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