Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My New Favorite: Vanilla Grapefruit Green Smoothie

Guess what?  I'm still drinking smoothies every day and eating loads of vegetables.  This is day 17, week 3, of getting the most nutrients as possible out of my food.  I'm pretty happy with the way I'm feeling.  And I get to eat all of this really good food.  Win-win.


The smoothie shown above was lunch earlier this week.  The special guest was ruby red grapefruit.  I think I'll be adding grapefruit to my smoothies more often.

Vanilla Grapefruit Green Smoothie

  • 2 handfuls greens (I used a combo of spinach and baby kale)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.

I discovered that I love the way vanilla and grapefruit taste together.  The smooth, sweet vanilla and bright, tart grapefruit complement each other.   The banana and almond milk add a creaminess that helps buffer the tart of the grapefruit as well, especially if the banana is frozen.  This might be one of my new favorite smoothie combinations! 


Oh, and look what I found on my day off:


 A bunch of stairs in a bunch of trees.  Couldn't be much happier.  How's your week going?  Check back in for Healthy Vegan Friday.  I'm going to post about a Spring Health Challenge that you might be interested in.  And I have a tasty new salad dressing to share.

Happy Wednesday!

14 comments:

  1. I'm NOT a fan of bananas but this sounds and looks awesome!!! Thanks for visiting and commenting! I am going to link you and visit often! Wonderful place you have here!

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  2. Sounds delicious! I've been making the grapefruit smoothies with coconut water, but I bet the almond milk makes it soo creamydreamy.

    And yay for stairs and trees!

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    1. Grapefruit and coconut water sounds amazing!

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  3. I freaking love grapefruit but pretty much never use it in smoothies - but I bet the mango/banana combo would help offset the bitterness. And grapefruit are everywhere right now in Texas!

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    1. We have a lot of them right now, too. I've had one almost every day :)

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  4. This combination sounds so interesting! I bet it is delicious! Congrats on 17 days of beautiful, clean, nutritious eats! You are definitely going to be my inspiration when i embark on this journey of 100% raw eating :)

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  5. oooh sounds like a fabulous combination! i love the grapefruit in this!

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  6. Ohh this sounds yummy! Pinning it!

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