Grapefruit Smoothie

This grapefruit smoothie is loaded with nutrients to help diminish bloating, boost your metabolism and get you feeling your best! The perfect way to reset after indulging in too many cocktails, traveling and/or celebrating. Recipe made in partnership with Winter Sweetz Grapefruit.

Banish bloating and boost your metabolism with this delicious Grapefruit DETOX Smoothie

Hi!!! Since my birthday fell on a Tuesday this year we’ve basically been celebrating for a week straight and it’s been SO fun!

Last Saturday we went out for Mexican at Lalo’s Cocina with friends and then headed to The Veil Brewing Co. for drinks and dancing. There were margaritas and tequila shots involved and the night ended with me and Alyssa eating a lobster roll ‘lady and the tramp’ style. Good times.

We usually skip dining out on Valentine’s Day so on Tuesday night (my actual birthday) we made a Terra’s Kitchen meal at home. It was delicious, per the usual. Thursday evening Isaac took me out to dinner at L’opossum, which was AMAZING and might be my new favorite restaurant in Richmond.

Last but not least, Sunday night we attended Richmond Magazine’s Elbys award ceremony on Sunday night and stayed the night at The Jefferson. The hotel stay was an unexpected birthday surprise from Isaac and ended up being so lovely. It was really cool getting to feel like a visitor in our own city and experience one of Richmond’s finest hotels.

This grapefruit detox smoothie is loaded with nutrients to help diminish bloating, boost your metabolism and get you feeling your best! The perfect way to reset after indulging in too many cocktails, traveling and/or celebrating.

All this said, we’ve been eating out a lot and indulging in more alcohol than normal. I don’t regret a single bite or sip, but I can tell that my body is bloated and in need of a little break. That’s where this smoothie recipe comes into play! It’s the perfect elixir for resetting.

This grapefruit detox smoothie is loaded with nutrients to help diminish bloating, boost your metabolism and get you feeling your best! The perfect way to reset after indulging in too many cocktails, traveling and/or celebrating.

Grapefruit Smoothie Ingredients

  1. Grapefruit is loaded with vitamin C and the antioxidant lycopene, which is shown to reduce inflammation and prevent cell damage. It’s also a great source of fiber and has a high water content (which helps with hydration and satiety). Added bonus, grapefruit helps the body use insulin efficiently, which keeps blood sugar under control and boosts calorie burn.
  2. Pineapple is packed with nutrients and an important enzyme called bromelain, which metabolizes protein, eases inflammation and decreases bloating. <— Yes please!
  3. Plain Greek yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, potassium, zinc and B vitamins. It also has protein (to help with satiety) and probiotic cultures for good gut health.
  4. Coconut oil for the medium chain fatty acids, which are easily digested, burned for energy and promote blood sugar stabilization.
  5. Fresh ginger, which is amazing for treating nausea and has awesome anti-inflammatory effects.

Reset with this Grapefruit Detox Smoothie

I knew tossing together this combo of superfoods into a smoothie would be just what I needed to get back on track! Plus the smoothie is so delicious and easy.

The grapefruit brings a tangy sweetness, along with a beautiful pink hue. It’s got frozen pineapple which adds a lovely sweet flavor while giving the smoothie a creamy, thick consistency. And last but not least, the fresh ginger gives this smoothie a pop of spice.

This grapefruit detox smoothie is loaded with nutrients to help diminish bloating, boost your metabolism and get you feeling your best! The perfect way to reset after indulging in too many cocktails, traveling and/or celebrating.

And OMG, can we please talk about the Winter Sweetz grapefruit I used to make this grapefruit detox smoothie!?! It’s grown in Texas and quite possibly the sweetest, juiciest grapefruit I’ve ever had. Now I see why February is National Grapefruit Month… grapefruit is at its peak right now.

A couple notes:

  • Use grapefruit segments! Segmenting the grapefruit removes the bitter pith and makes for a sweet and juicy smoothie without any bitter aftertaste. Segment the grapefruit over a bowl so you can catch all the fresh juice and include it in the smoothie as well! I even squeezed all the rind pieces over the bowl to get every last bit of juice.
  • You can serve the smoothie straight up in a glass or make smoothie bowls. I made sure the smoothie had a thick texture that would work well for smoothie bowls! I topped my bowls with granola, grapefruit segments, fresh berries and little almond butter and it was sooo good!

If you make this grapefruit smoothie, be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

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Two grapefruit pineapple smoothies with pink straws, topped with granola, a raspberry and a slice of grapefruit. They are surrounded by raspberries and slices of grapefruit on the counter.

Grapefruit Detox Smoothie


Description

This grapefruit pineapple detox smoothie is loaded with nutrients to help diminish bloating, boost your metabolism and get you feeling your best!


Ingredients

  • 1 Winter Sweetz red grapefruit
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 inch knob of fresh ginger
  • grapefruit segments, berries and granola (for topping)

Instructions

  1. Segment grapefruit over a bowl so you can collect all the juice. Set 2-3 segments aside for topping. Add grapefruit segments, grapefruit juice, frozen pineapple, Greek yogurt, coconut oil and fresh ginger into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust ingredients based on your preference. If smoothie is too thick you can add a little non-dairy milk.
  2. Pour into two glasses and enjoy. Or serve in a bowl with your favorite toppings — grapefruit segments, granola, berries, etc.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 234
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g

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    23 comments
    1. Chalece Neilsen
      March 17, 2020 AT 12:05 pm

      Oh my goodness! This smoothie is amazing! I didn’t have Greek yogurt so I used 6 oz of regular vanilla yogurt. I also didn’t have any fresh ginger so I sprinkled a little ground ginger in before blending. I used 20 chunks of frozen pineapple. The best way to prepare the grapefruit is to cut off the ends and then cut off the rest of the peel with a knife. None of the white should be left. Then peel/cut each segment out of the membranes and remove any seeds. This will make it so you don’t have any bitter flavor. I am currently pregnant and, for the past several weeks, have been craving grapefruit like crazy! I was worried with the amount of pineapple that the grapefruit taste would be hidden. But that wasn’t the case. I could taste the grapefruit very well. So delicious!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 17, 2020 AT 1:26 pm

        So glad you enjoyed this smoothie Chalece!! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    2. anna
      January 16, 2020 AT 10:50 pm

      good job to the owner of recipe, thanks for sharing

    3. Karen
      April 24, 2019 AT 4:20 pm

      This sounds delicious. Because of allergy issues can you recommend something to use in place of the pineapple?

    4. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee
      February 23, 2017 AT 8:45 pm

      my husband hated grapefruit for years but now loves them. I have to make him this

    5. Tammy
      February 23, 2017 AT 4:30 pm

      For sure one of the prettiest detox smoothies I’ve seen! This sounds soooo refreshing and delicious. It’s like a burst of sunshine in the morning! I would love this 😀

    6. Fox Kitchen
      February 23, 2017 AT 8:52 am

      Yum! I love the tangy-ness of grapefruits but I haven’t thought of adding them to a smoothie 🙂

    7. Holly
      February 22, 2017 AT 9:48 pm

      Looks delicious. I have to admit the idea of a grapefruit (tart) smoothie made me cringe a bit but I would be willing to give it a shot!

    8. Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
      February 22, 2017 AT 9:00 pm

      I would have never thought of putting grapefruit in a smoothie! But why not? I love grapefruit…this sounds great!

    9. edalat
      February 22, 2017 AT 6:41 pm

      woooooooooow. it looks like very delicious. i am going to make one. :))))

    10. Patrick
      February 22, 2017 AT 4:55 pm

      Sounds refreshing!

    11. Karlie
      February 22, 2017 AT 6:29 am

      OH this looks so refreshing!!

    12. Taylor Kiser
      February 21, 2017 AT 10:24 pm

      What a fun birthday week you had!! This smoothie looks and sounds amazing! Definitely going to have to try this one!

    13. Sandra Janet Leiva
      February 21, 2017 AT 9:47 pm

      Hi i need help to speed up my metabolism and loose weight

    14. Sarah | Well and Full
      February 21, 2017 AT 8:54 pm

      I need this smoothie in my life right now…. I just had Mexican for dinner (it was delicious) but I’m definitely feeling the bloat!

    15. Izzy | pinch of delight
      February 21, 2017 AT 3:17 pm

      This looks so good!
      Cant wait to try it. x
      Izzy |https://pinchofdelight.wordpress.com

    16. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
      February 21, 2017 AT 2:20 pm

      Love that this smoothie has grapefruit in it! Can’t wait to give it a try!

    17. Sabrena
      February 21, 2017 AT 1:15 pm

      This looks DELICIOUS! Can’t wait to try it 🙂

      Also wanted to share this health giveaway going on while i’m here: https://microbiomeplus.com/deal/ where you can win 3 month supply of probiotics, $100 towards a gym membership and a $50 Amazon gift card!

    18. nicole taggart
      February 21, 2017 AT 12:21 pm

      it’s citrus season here in FL!!!! I need to make these smoothies!

    19. Beverley @ Born to Sweat
      February 21, 2017 AT 11:15 am

      omgoodness! i absolutely love grapefruit but avoid it because its sometimes just too messy to eat at work. this tho – amazing. love the ginger added

    20. Thyrone
      February 21, 2017 AT 7:08 am

      Actually, I don’t like Grape fruit. But I can try Grape fruit in this way. It looks awesome and I hope the taste will be ok.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 21, 2017 AT 9:03 am

        What don’t you like about grapefruit? If it’s the bitter flavor, you’ll have to try segmenting it — it takes out the pith, which is the bitter part. 🙂

        1. Thyrone
          February 21, 2017 AT 10:57 am

          Yes, I don’t like that bitter taste. It’s extremely bitter. What I normally do is, Put a sprinkle of salt and drink the juice. The salt neutralize its bitterness.

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