Green juice is one of those acquired taste that you either love or hate. In my case, I have a glass of green juice everyday and the best part of it is it’s loaded with all kinds of nutrients (as long as you bring a good balance of fruits and veggies). My favorite go to food blog The Minimalist Baker shared a great grapefruit green smoothie recipe that you simply have to try!
Grapefruit Green Smoothie
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A simple, tart-sweet smoothie with detoxifying benefits from grapefruit, vitamins and minerals from spinach, and natural sweetness from apple and banana.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Smoothie, Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled, seeds removed (reserve juice)
  • 1 large sweet apple, cored and skin removed (I prefer honeycrisp)
  • 2 cups spinach (I like to freeze mine to keep it extra fresh)
  • 1 large ripe banana, previously sliced and frozen
  • 2-3 ice cubes
  • Unsweetened almond milk, water or orange juice to thin (~1/2 cup)
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender (including reserved grapefruit juice) and blend until creamy and smooth. Add more liquid if too thick, ice to thicken, and banana or apple to sweeten. Serves 2.
Notes
*For added staying powder, add your favorite protein powder or a healthy handful of raw hempseeds.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 127 Fat: .5g Carbohydrates: 32g Sugar: 21g Sodium: 25mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 2.1g