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Vegan Smoothie Recipes: Pink Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie

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Vegan Pink Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie
I know we keep saying ‘anti-inflammatory’ this, ‘antioxidant’ that–but here’s a smoothie that’s really both of those things, and will lift your spirits as a bonus. I was having a self-imposed detox cleanse day on Saturday, and so felt compelled to make a smoothie that really feels special, and not just like some filler snack to have on the go. I pulled together ingredients with healing and beautifying powers in mind.
Carrots: 1 medium carrot has over 200% of your daily Vitamin A needs. Vitamin A is one of the most anti-aging, skin-repairing nutrients out there (which is why I put A-rich oils on my face). When ingested, it does other important things like keep your eyes healthy.
Grapefruit: one grapefruit meets just about 100% of your Vitamin C needs for the day, keeping your immune system strong. It’s also one of the most polyphenol-rich fruits around, giving you antioxidant boost. Finally, grapefruit relieves stress and depression and fills you with a sense of optimism with its bright citrus scent.
Ginger: It’s warming, healing, and anti-inflammatory. It’s also good for your digestion, reduces anxiety and calms.

These three main flavors work so well together into one vibrant, fragrant and uplifting flavor! I added maca powder for extra protein, magnesium, iron and zinc. This smoothie is as delicious as it is gorgeous–enjoy!

Pink Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie

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Prep Time: 05 minutes
Cook time:
Total time: 05 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Ingredients

  • 1 pink grapefruit, medium to large
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 1/2 cup non dairy milk
  • 1/4 -1/2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled
  • 2 ice cubes

Directions

1. Peel the grapefruit and remove all the bitter inner skin with your hands, saving just the segments.
2. Put all the ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, Google+ and Pinterest.
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  • YUM. This sounds so refreshing and mood-lifting! I’m totally going to make this next week, maybe adding a couple tablespoons of hemp seeds for some protein 🙂

    • Juhea Kim

      Thanks Molly! it is mood-lifting. actually while drinking it I just felt smoothed all over…i swear it’s not just placebo effect. Hemp seeds are my fav!

  • Karina

    This looks so good! I’m excited to try it 🙂

    • Juhea Kim

      thanks Karina!! 🙂

  • Maxine Warsh

    Just tried this recipe. Both, my husband and I agree it’s delicious and refreshing. So delighted that I found peaceful dumpling!

    • Juhea Kim

      Aww thank you Maxine! We’re so glad you joined our little community too 😀

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