There’s nothing quite like slicing into a grapefruit! So juicy and vibrantly pink and …the smell! I swear, just the smell of fresh grapefruit puts me in a good mood. (There’s actually a lot of studies indicating that the smell of citrus has many positive effects on your health. So go ahead and inhale deeply when you’re making this refreshing, delicious smoothie!)
This is a straightforward fruit smoothie. I usually add veggies to my smoothies, but sometimes it’s nice to just change it up a bit. It’s a sweet treat to include on occasion. Plus, since you’re using the whole fruit and not just the juice, you’re getting a lot of fibre. That, coupled with the addition of healthy fats like coconut oil & milk plus hemp seeds, will all help slow the digestion of sugars. Cinnamon is a great blood sugar stabilizer as well!
In terms of flavour, the coconut milk and cinnamon give it a nice tropical vibe and the pungent grapefruit balances out the sweetness of the oranges and bananas. In fact, this smoothie also makes delicious popsicles if you’re so inclined to freeze!
Grapefruit and oranges are great for the immune system and to fight acidity in the body amongst a host of other health benefits. Bring it on!
- - 1 grapefruit peeled and chopped
- - 1 orange peeled and chopped
- - 1 fresh or frozen banana
- - 1 cup plain coconut milk
- - 1 tsp coconut oil
- - 1 tsp cinnamon
- - 3 tbsp hemp seeds
- - 4 icecubes
- - Place all ingredients into blender or food processor and blend until smooth!
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