This morning I was stumped for a breakfast idea. I roamed about the kitchen in hopes for an epiphany when it finally occurred to me that I had a Pink Grapefruit in the fridge. And what better way to use Grapefruit than in a smoothie? Well…eating it, of course but thats never any fun…boo. In any case, Grapefruit is packed with immune boosting Vitamin C, cancer fighting lycopene and stimulates metabolism to aid in weight loss; so what’s not to like? Full disclosure, I was never really a fan of it’s super bitterness but have recently come to love it. So for this experiment, I Blended in some plump fresh Strawberries, Pineapple chunks and fresh Ginger Root to give this smoothie a really bright tangy zip with just enough sweetness. And I didn’t forget the Vega One…never! Adding in the Vega takes a smoothie from regular fuel to high octane! Don’t be afraid of nutrition, your body sure isn’t.
8 oz Filtered Water
2 Cups Baby Spinach (tightly packed)
1/2 Large Pink Grapefruit (peeled but keep pith on)
1 Cup fresh Strawberries (keep leaves on for added digestion benefits)
1 Cup fresh Pineapple chunks
1″ Fresh Ginger Root (peeled)
1 serving Vega One (Natural)
2 tsp Maca Powder
1/4 tsp Camu Camu
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
Splash of Pure Maple Syrup (optional)
5-6 Ice Cubes
Add the water into the blender along with the Baby Spinach and blend on high until greens are completely broken down and smooth. Now add in the the remaining ingredients (except the ice) and blend once again until very smooth. Lastly, add in the ice cubes and blend on the ice crush setting until you reach your desired consistency. Sprinkle with Shredded Coconut and Camu Camu.
Enjoy with a reusable GlassDharma straw!