New Year Green Grapefruit Smoothie
One friend’s decision to start to use the newly acquired, not to mention, enviable, high speed and pulverizing “Blentec” blender inspired this smoothie recipe. This reminded me that you don’t always need to buy expensive juices, but instead can add greens to smoothies at home for added nutrition. Coincidentally, another friend asked for a detoxifying drink recipe; this is one such recipe.
I mixed Grapefruit, Parsley, Spinach, Banana with Coconut water; these were the fruit and greens we had on hand. Blending together coconut water and green vegetables with a sweet fruit like a banana makes for a well balanced drink, not too much sugar from the fruit, and a light yet nutrient dense, mostly green drink. Perhaps most exciting for me is the realization that though I want my own specialty blender, really, any blender will do. (Just make sure to add enough liquid, so not to burn out your motor. )
Green Grapefruit Juice
1/4 or 1/2 a grapefruit, skin peeled off
- 5 sprigs of parsley with stems and leaves
5 sprigs of spinach with stem and leaves
1 1/2 cup coconut water
Add all ingredients to your blender. Blend on high, usually for a good 60 seconds or enough time that the small bits of greens are blended smoothly. If you don’t have a specialty blender, you may need to turn the blender on and off, resting between every thirty seconds till the greens are totally incorporated.