Grapefruit Greens Smoothie Recipe: Kale, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Fennel and Ginger
Last weekend I had a huge craving for grapefruit and made a bunch of grapefruit inspired recipes! I played around in the kitchen and came up with a Grapefruit Greens Smoothie (recipe below) and a Farro and Broccolini salad with lime, grapefruit and dill dressing. Both are super freshening and very hearty. The citrus flavor of the grapefruit compliments the pineapple and fennel (my new favorite veggie) really well. Hope you like them as much as I do! Enjoy.
kale- super powerful leafy green, high in vitamin K and vitamin A; great for your liver and metabolism
cucumber-low-calorie vegetable with great cooling properties (great way to beat the heat and calm inflammation in the skin; good source of potassium and vitamin K
cilantro-a great low-calorie herb rich in vitamin C and beta carotene; high source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium
pineapple-great source of antioxidants anti-inflammatory, high in vitamin C and B
grapefruit- high in vitamin A & C, and rich in dietary insoluble fiber pectin, which has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels; great for digestion
fennel-known for its richness of flavonoid anti-oxidants, minerals, including folic acid and electrolytes; nice anise and licorice flavor
ginger-great anti-inflammatory herb, good for digestion and nausea; packed with minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
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