Hello Sunshine - Grapefruit, Carrots and Turmeric Smoothie
Posted By Savita
Fruits and vegetables are best when consumed in peak season! In California, January to June is peak season for fresh and juicy grapefruits.
Other day at farmer's market, when I saw these blushing, ripe, deep pink, and juicy grapefruit, I knew for sure.... I'm sharing few grapefruit posts, soon!! If you happen to see a grapefruit in off-season, you will notice it is so dull and pale in color.... obviously, at that time, lacks in flavor too..
So, here I am enjoying a glass of my favorite seasonal find and sharing the tale of amazing grapefruit with you all!
Grapefruits... as you all know, are loaded with immune boosting vitamins, specially A and C. Also, grapefruits are good source of potassium, pectin, and since we are pureeing the fruit instead of juicing, grapefruit provide a good amount of dietary fiber too! For dietary fiber, not just grapefruits, a lot of vegetables and fruits when pureed instead of juiced, provide a good serving of dietary fiber! And you all know, dietary fiber can help us maintain a healthy gut. Where do 70% of our immune sy...
- 1 Grape Fruit (or grapefruit, depending upon size, use 1 - 1.5 cup pulp)
- 2 Carrots (2 large or 3 medium carrots)
- 1 inch Turmeric (fresh turmeric root, if can't find use 1/4 tsp turmeric powder)
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/8 tsp Salt
Give big dice to all ingredients, remove skin and seeds (if any) from grapefruit. Using a hand blender or stand blender, blend together all ingredients. Pour in glass and serve!
Additional Notes:California grapefruit, when in season, are fairly large in size. If you find a medium fruit, use 1 and half or two.
If consuming during fasting season, omit salt or use a little sugar to round the flavor. Also, if you don't consume turmeric during fasts, don't add turmeric or use ginger instead .
California grapefruit, when in season, are fairly large in size. If find a medium fruit, use 1 and half or two.
Addition of salt deals pretty good with bitterness of grapefruit. I you don't like salt, add some honey or raw sugar.
This smoothie is great filling drink for breakfast or for lite diet lunch