When used in a green smoothie, grapefruit blends quite well with other types of citrus fruits, and it complements other highly flavored fruits, such as kiwi and pineapples. Most green smoothie aficionados recommend blending grapefruit with bananas because the bananas thicken the consistency of the green smoothie, while simultaneously sweetening the somewhat bitter taste of the grapefruit.
When you add grapefruit to your green smoothie, you will be providing your body with an excellent source of Vitamin C. Did you know that a single grapefruit can provide 83% of the calcium your body needs on a daily basis? Grapefruits are also an excellent source of Vitamin A. Medical studies have shown that diets that are rich in citrus fruits, like grapefruit, can lower your risk of developing esophageal, oral, and stomach cancers.
- 1 grapefruit, peeled and deseeded
- 1 banana, peeled
- 2 kiwis peeled
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach (or other leafy green)
- 4 ounces of purified water
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender and blender together thoroughly. In moments, you will have a great green smoothie that is guaranteed to become one of your new favorites!