This time of the year it can be a challenge to find dark leafy greens. Sometimes I will have a warming porridge instead, but I find it difficult to completely skip my green smoothies. Celery is one of my favorite greens and some people class celery as a leafy vegetable. This could be a point of discussion, but what is true is the fact that the leaves are amazingly healthy and can be eaten too. I experimented a bit and ended up with this green grapefruit smoothie. And it was goooood!
The best part is that this smoothie is very simple to make. It takes just a few ingredients and without even using leafy greens you are blending up a green smoothie with the same health benefits as a full blown green smoothie.
Since I’m a huge grapefruit fan I normally enjoy grapefruit just as it is. Or let me be really honest, I preferably cut my grapefruit above the kitchen sink and devour it right there. However, with spring in my mind I wanted to (just like last year) experiment a bit more with grapefruit. I have for example been using pure grapefruit juice in my smoothies more often. It makes any smoothie instantly fresh, and not too sweet or too bitter.
Grapefruits are amazing for our health. It has plenty of immune-boosting vitamin C to help ward off colds, lycopene, and free-radical fighting antioxidants. Grapefruits even lower cholesterol. Those are just a few health benefits of the grapefruit, but this smoothie has so much more to offer. Such as a great amount of potassium and fiber from the banana and apple.
Celery is probably one of my favorite greens. I love the ‘’salty’’ taste and its health benefits are amazing. Celery has anti-inflammatory health benefits, including its protection against inflammation in the digestive tract itself. It also has a good amount of vitamin K and well-known antioxidants like vitamin C and flavonoids.
So you might wonder how this combination will taste?
- It is light and refreshing
- Creamy because of the bananas and apples
- Lightly sweet
- Slightly tart
- Loaded with nutrients
- Simple and fast to make
If you are going to give this smoothie a try, let me know! Take a picture and tag it #thegreencreator on Instagram. I’d love to see your creation!
- 400 ml grapefruit juice
- ¼ cucumber
- 2 small bananas
- 4 big celery stalks
- one piece of ginger
- one apple
- one teaspoon wheatgrass powder (optional)
- herbs such as parsley or coriander
- Add all ingredients to a blender (including reserved grapefruit juice) and blend until creamy and smooth. Add more liquid if too thick.