Grapefruit Carrot Smoothie

by jerseygirl on March 1, 2012 · 10 comments

It seems like everyone  has a juicer lately. Everywhere I look I find recipes for smoothies and health drinks. I like having a smoothie in the morning but I am not one of those people that drink my meals. I am not ready to go out and buy my own juicer as my blender and food processor works perfectly fine for now. A while back I was watching the Chew and saw this grapefruit cleanse drink that Daphne Oz  was drinking after the new year.

I have heard that grapefruit, ginger and carrots have marvelous health benefits. So I thought, why not try it?  I have also heard that grapefruit can help you to lose weight.  Maybe this is a an old wives tale, maybe not,  but I am willing to try eating some to see cellulite magically disappear from my body.  After I saw this drink on the show, I created my own adapting it slightly to my own taste.

If you like grapefruits, carrots and ginger, this drink is for you. It has a slightly pungent taste but I like a refreshing drink with bitter overtones. I have been drinking this at breakfast several times a week. Now I am just waiting for the pounds to slide off.

Grapefruit Carrot Smoothie
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Recipe type: drink
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Serves: 2
 
A healthful cleansing drink
Ingredients
  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • one half inch piece of ginger, chopped
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. A little water can be added while blending if mixture is too thick.

 

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Ramona March 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

This sounds like a good one!

I really like the color too.

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Marnely Rodriguez March 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm

What gorgeous ingredients! Love this!

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Kate March 2, 2012 at 6:32 am

I usually get into smoothie “moods” and that’s the only time I want them – and it’s usually in the summer when it’s hot and the idea of chewing my breakfast seems all too difficult.

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Deborah March 3, 2012 at 2:58 am

I was seriously just thinking today that I needed to try a smoothie with grapefruit in it because I have so many in my fridge right now. I need to try this one – I think it sounds great!!

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leslie March 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm

looks yummy Lisa! I am addicted to juicing!

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Aggie March 6, 2012 at 7:02 am

I have been thinking of this since I saw you post it on FB. The color is gorgeous & it sounds so refreshing!

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Alli March 6, 2012 at 8:59 am

I am juicing like crazy lately. This is a combo I have not tried. I love the ginger and carrot. Can’t wait to try it with grapefruit.

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Amanda March 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

i must try this! this seems so healthy yet delicious!

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Elizabeth March 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Grapefruit is SO delicious! I love it.

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Jeanette March 15, 2012 at 8:24 am

This sounds like such a refreshing combination – love it!

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