I love the fresh citrusy scent of grapefruit and the gorgeous colour of a Ruby Red grapefruit. I remember eating grapefruit a as a child, halved, placed in a bowl and piled high with sugar. We had these little grapefruit spoons with a pointed tip and sharp little teeth on the sides to help cut the grapefruit away from the rind. I never really understood that... something sharp enough to cut through grapefruit that you then spoon it into your mouth. You know? As a child I loved and hated that spoon. Cut cut dig dig. I wonder where those spoons even are today.... probably in the deep abyss of the cutlery drawer.
But let's get back to our gorgeous grapefruit! It's tart and tangy and sweet all at once. It makes you pucker your lips and even crinkle your nose when it's a particularly tart fruit. But then that sweet note hits you and the tartness goes away. Mmmmm. Grapefruit is loaded with over half of your daily vitamin C requirement as well as other key vitamins and minerals and 6 grams of fibre per fruit. We all need to count our fruit and veggie servings each day for optimal health and this smoothie counts as 3 servings of fruit!
Making a smoothie with a pealed grapefruit is a great way to keep the beneficial fiber and blending it with fruit like a sweet banana really balances the taste of the grapefruit. Smoothies are great for busy mornings and they are a healthy snack option throughout the day.
- 1/2 grapefruit
- 1 banana
- 1 sage leaf
- fresh water
1. In a high power blender blend 1/2 a peeled grapefruit, 1 peeled banana, the sage leaf and 1/4 cup of fresh water
2. Add more water if needed to get your desired consistency
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