Depending on where you live, there’s a good chance you think I’m crazy for posting this recipe. A smoothie during one of the coldest weeks we’ve had all season?! Yea, but hear me out! If you can get past the brain freeze part and sip on one in the comfort of the heat blasting + warm attire, smoothies aren’t actually so bad when it’s cold out. Plus, most are packed with a good amount of vitamin C– an easy way to help curb the winter sniffles.
This recipe is short and simple and you can play with the ingredients based on what you have on hand. Note that the grapefruit taste is pretty strong, so if you aren’t a big fan, try orange juice instead.
Strawberry Banana Grapefruit Smoothie
– 8oz grapefruit juice (I used Trader Joes brand)
– 1 cup spinach (I used frozen…this particular time I only had about 1/2 a cup, so note that 1 cup will turn your smoothie a little browner)
– 1 ripe banana
– 1 cup strawberries (I used frozen but you can use fresh)
Blend all ingredients until smooth. If you don’t have a high-powered blender and are using frozen strawberries, either run them under lukewarm water to thaw slightly or let them sit in the blender with the juice + banana for a few minutes. If your blender is overflowing with ingredients, just blend a little as you go.
Pour into a glass and serve…it’s really that easy!
If you’re ready to embrace the chill, here are three more smoothie recipes, if you’re interested!
Photos by me