Mmmm, there is nothing like a sweet, red, juicy grapefruit. Throw that together in a blender full of other tropical fruits and berries, and you've got a fruit smoothie that is out of this world delicious, not to mention refreshing. If you've never tried grapefruit in a smoothie, you are so missing out. But no more, because today I've got the perfect recipe for you. It's so easy and simple and has NO added sugar. The natural fruit itself, including Sweet Scarletts Texas Red Grapefruit, is the sweetness in this smoothie.
Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved a good grapefruit. In fact, just looking at a grapefruit brings back really fond memories for me. My dad was an over-the-road truck driver, and sometimes he'd be out for a month at a time. But when he'd return, he ‘d always come home bearing gifts. At certain times of the year, after going through the great state of Texas, he'd bring home huge boxes of grapefruit. We'd store them in our uninsulated cold stairwell that led up to the second story of our old farmhouse. Then every morning (or even of a night) we'd grab a grapefruit and one of the only grapefruit spoons we owned, split the grapefruit open to reveal red, juicy fruit inside, and enjoy to our hearts' content. We'd eat every bite of the fruit inside, then squeeze out all the juice and drink it down. Not a drop was left when we were finished. My dad loved adding a dash of salt to his grapefruit, a habit he's passed on to my boys; myself, I love them just the way they are.
For this particular smoothie recipe, all you need is a bunch of fruit, including Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit, and ice cubes. That's it! No sugar, no extra stuff. Wash, peel, and chunk the fruit into a blender.Then blend until you have a nice, smooth puree. Add the ice cubes and blend again. You're left with a bright pink smoothie that my guys couldn't get enough of…
It's nature's sweetness at its finest and simplest. It's healthy too, a good source of vitamin C and fiber. And it's so yummy!
Looking for more smoothie or frozen drink recipes?
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Grab the printable recipe below and enjoy!
- 1 Sweet Scarletts Grapefruit
- 8-10 strawberries
- 1 orange
- 2 bananas
- 2 kiwi
- 1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
- 3/4 cup mango chunks, fresh or frozen
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Wash all fresh fruit; I like to soak mine in a vinegar/water bath for about 10 minutes.
- Peel grapefruit, orange, bananas, kiwi, pineapple, and mango.
- Stem strawberries.
- Chunk fruit up into blender.
- Blend until mixture is a nice, smooth puree.
- Add ice cubes and blend until mixture is well combined.
- Pour into jars or glasses, add straws, and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 6gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g
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