Apparently 79% of women in the UK blame rain and cold weather for making them feel unproductive, and it doesn’t help that only 39% of these women eat their daily allowance of fruit in the winter, so Florida Grapefruit are trying to encourage people to get more fruit into their diets.

Carin Leenders de Vries has developed three grapefruit recipes for Florida Grapefruit; Grapefruit Heaven, Red Sunshine Shake and Sunshine Grapefruit Smoothie.

Grapefruit Heaven

Florida Grapefruits are nutritious and high in vitamin content but for some reason I have never thought of blending them. What a great idea.

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Grapefruit Heaven

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Ingredients
  • *Grapefruit Heaven*
  • 2 Florida grapefruits
  • ½ mango (peeled)
  • 2 slices of pineapple
  • 150 ml orange juice
  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • 1 frozen banana
Instructions
  1. *Grapefruit Heaven*
  2. Cut the grapefruits in half horizontally, and cut the flesh from the skin with a grapefruit knife.
  3. Put the Florida grapefruit pieces in the blender.
  4. Now, peel the skin from the frozen banana with a peeler, cut the banana into pieces and, together with the orange juice and coconut milk, add it to the grapefruit in the blender.
  5. Cut the mango and pineapple into smaller pieces, add this to the other ingredients and blend it at high speed.
  6. Tip: fresh mint goes with this smoothie perfectl

Grapefruit Heaven

Red Sunshine Shake

Red Sunshine Shake

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Ingredients
  • 2 Florida grapefruits
  • 200 g frozen raspberries
  • 1 lime (zest and juice)
  • Fresh ginger
  • 150 ml Greek yoghurt
  • 4 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Cut the grapefruits in half horizontally, and cut the flesh from the skin with a grapefruit knife.
  2. Put the Florida grapefruit parts in the blender.
  3. Add the frozen raspberries, the lime zest and juice and the Greek yoghurt to the blender.
  4. Grate approximately 1.5 cm of the peeled ginger root into the blender.
  5. Blend everything at high speed.
  6. Add 4 ice cubes and crunch the ice.
  7. Serve while it’s still cold!

Sunshine Grapefruit Smoothie

Sunshine Grapefruit Smoothie

Sunshine Grapefruit Smoothie

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Ingredients
  • 2 Florida grapefruits
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 100 ml orange juice
  • 150 ml non-fat yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal
  • 4 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Cut the grapefruits in half horizontally, and cut the flesh from the skin with a grapefruit knife.
  2. Put the Florida grapefruit parts in the blender.
  3. Now, peel the skin from the frozen banana with a peeler, cut the banana into pieces and, together with the yoghurt, add it to the grapefruit in the blender.
  4. Start the blender and let everything purée, add 4 ice cubes and the oatmeal, and blend again until the ice has been crushed.
  5. Serve straight away in tall glasses.

 

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2 thoughts on “Grapefruit Heaven

  1. Love your pictures. Like you, I hadn’t thought of using grapefruit in smoothies until I was sent these recipes – I shall be using them again and trying out the other recipes too.

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm
  2. Wow! I was looking for inspiration for exciting summer smoothies and I found these ideas! I love them 🙂
    Thanks
    Claire
    x
    https://clairescomfycorner.wordpress.com/

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 9:17 am