Apr 042013
 

For some, there isn’t anything much better than a Grapefruit and making a Grapefruit smoothie in the morning is the best way to start the day. As a fruit, Grapefruit is very healthy, loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene. It’s tart and tangy taste is refreshing and unique. Even though this smoothie also adds banana and strawberries, it is still very much a Grapefruit smoothie!

You can easily turn this already healthy Grapefruit smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.

In your favorite blender mix:

1 peeled and sliced ruby red grapefruit (for a smoother smoothie, remove any seeds as well)
1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1 previously frozen banana (peel and slice before freezing)
1/2 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice (fresh is better than concentrate)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1 Tbsp. Chia seed

Grapefruit Smoothie

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