Grapefruit Coconut Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie recipe is so simple, and so refreshingly yummy! The tartness of the grapefruit is balanced by the coconut flavours. It’s easy to picture yourself in a hammock, while sipping this smoothie.

Smoothies high in sugar should be avoided as a diet high in sugar can increase chances of developing type 2 diabetes (read more about healthy eating and diabetes here). The good news is that grapefruit can safely be eaten and, in fact, consumption helps to reduce and burn the starch and sugar content in the body. This and all other benefits aside, grapefruit is simply a refreshing ingredient that adds flavour to this smoothie.

Coconut milk gives this recipe a hint of the tropics, and creates a creamy texture. When replacing it with (almond) milk, just add a bit less first, to make it not too runny. 

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 Large Ruby Grapefruit
  • 2 Medium Bananas (frozen)
  • 2/3 C Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Whey Protein (or vegan alternative)
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    Directions:

    To add fibre to the smoothie, no need to first juice the grapefruit. Just peel the skin, and add the whole fruit to the jug. Add the other ingredients, and blend starting at low, increasing to high speed for 1 minutes for a silky texture.

    Serve with a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut flakes, and a Stream Straw.