When added to green smoothies, grapefruit makes an excellent base, as it blends will with numerous other citrus fruits. Bananas are the recommended fruit to blend with grapefruit, due to the fact that it thickens the grapefruit, while simultaneously sweetening it. You must be careful when adding grapefruit to green smoothies, as it can negatively interact with some medications.
However, there are numerous health benefits to be enjoyed by adding grapefruits to green smoothies. For example, they are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and beta carotene. Medical studies have shown that regularly consuming grapefruit can lower your chances of developing multiple different types of cancer. Here is a great recipe with grapefruit for you to try!
- 1 grapefruit, peeled with the seeds removed
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple, quartered
- 2 peeled kiwis
- 2 cups of your favorite leafy green vegetable
- 4 ounces of purified water
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together thoroughly. A single cup of these green smoothies contains only 256 calories, which makes it a delicious and low calorie snack. These green smoothies just might become one of your new personal favorites.