To make this grapefruit recipe, you will need:
Fresh-squeezed juice from 3 grapefruits (equal to 3 cups of juice)*
Flesh of 1 mango
2 frozen bananas (simply peel, break into 2 or 3 pieces and stick in your freezer before you go to bed at night. In the morning, voila!)
Always squeeze your own juice!
Fresh is always best. As soon as a fruit is juiced, it rapidly begins to lose its enzymes and vitamins. Within half an hour, they're gone. To get the nutritional benefits from juice, drink it as soon as you squeeze it!
I got this electric citrus juicer at my local kitchen supply store for $14:
Squeezing the grapefruit juice for this recipe will take less than 5 minutes. Cut each grapefruit in half, then grind it into the top of the citrus juicer.
The container will slowly fill with juice, like so:
Fresh-squeezed juice from 3 grapefruits will make approximately 3 cups of juice.
Grapefruit recipes: Directions for making Sweet Grapefruit & Mango Smoothie:
1) Pour three cups of fresh-squeezed juice into your blender.
2) Add flesh of 1 mango and 2 frozen bananas.
*Important: For maximum flavor, make sure your bananas are fully ripened with lots of brown spots before you freeze them. They should look like this:
3) Once all ingredients are in the blender, blend until it's very smooth and creamy.
Pour it into a nice big glass and enjoy. Easy breakfast recipes like this one are such a treat!
You'll love the sweet and creamy consistency...
Those interested in grapefruit nutrition will be happy to know that, like all fresh fruit, grapefruit is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, some of our most powerful allies against cancer and other diseases. So drink up!