Friday, January 22, 2010

citrus breakfast smoothie

i haven't grapefruit in such a long time, but they were on sale the other day so i picked a few up. this is super citrus, super healthy breakfast smoothie packed with lots of vitamins. you can add a little sweetener if you like, but i thought the orange and rhubarb mellowed out the grapefruit tartness enough. but i tend to like things less sweet, so adjust according to your taste.

  • 1 red or pink grapefruit, peeled
  • 1 navel orange, peeled
  • 1 quarter cup rhubarb
  • 1/3 cup ice
  • stevia/sweetener (optional)
i put everything in the blender and pulsed until the ice was significantly chopped. then i put it on the blend/puree mode and let it go to work. my grapefruit and orange were super juicy so i didn't need any water to aid the blending, but if you do, just add a tablespoon at a time to get it going. again, add a little sweetener of your choice if it's too tart.


Allison, The Busy (Happy!) Vegan said...

I saw title of your post pop up in my blog reader (I'm a follower, obfiously!) and I clicked on it right away. I'm always looking for ways to vary my morning smoothie - and this looks delicious and energizing.
Thanks for posting it - I'll try it this week!

jessy said...

i never thought to make a citrus smoothie - this sounds awesome! would you believe that i've never had rhubarb before?! i need to find some so i can give it a go. my mom brought me some grapefruits last weekend and i've been enjoying one every day since then - they're so delicious!

Lauren said...

This sounds prefect! YUM! I looove grapefruit, but my new medication doesn't let me have any! Booo!

Mihl said...

That sounds like a genius idea! I can't get rhubarb at this time of the year, but I might try this with raspberries.

Bianca said...

Yum! I always get so hung on banana-based smoothies. I should go banana-less for a change and try this!

Debra said...

Last day to enter my vegan cookbook giveaway!
Debra @ Vegan Family Style

Mike K said...

I've never thought to make a smoothie with grapefruit, but it looks like a great idea!