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Vegan Smoothie Recipes: 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!

Vegan Smoothie Recipes: Pink Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie


Recipe Type: Beverages
YIELDS1 serving
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  • 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
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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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