This delicious recipe combines my two favorite citrus fruits – oranges and grapefruits – with creamy banana and homemade cashew milk!
I made cashew milk for the first a few months ago. It’s very easy to make and helps add a little healthy fat to green smoothies. Adding a nut milk to a citrus smoothie recipe lends a bit of creaminess and offsets the tartness.
The bananas and the orange help sweeten the bitter grapefruit flavor. I added half a grapefruit, but if you love grapefruit like I do, go ahead and add the entire fruit (minus the peel and seeds, of course).
I used baby bok choy in this recipe because it is much more mild than fully grown bok choy, but still has a ton of minerals. This recipe contains 26% daily value of calcium!
Grapefruits contain compounds that interfere with certain medications such as statin drugs like Lipitor and Zocor. If you are on any medications, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist before consuming grapefruit.
Orange-Grapefruit Green Smoothie Recipe
- 2 small bananas, peeled
- 1 orange, peeled and deseeded
- 1/2 grapefruit, peeled and deseeded
- 2 heads of baby bok choy
- 4 ounces of cashew milk
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Calcium: 26% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Vitamin A: 231% RDA
Vitamin C: 313% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamin B1 – B6, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
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Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.