Drinks | February 13, 2018

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

With love in the air for Valentine’s I wanted to make a delicious snack hack using healthy sugar free ingredients! Of course it had to be pink, or red, or both! So My kids and I came up with this crazy good ombre strawberry grapefruit smoothie!

Two glasses of Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie on a white surface with slices of grapefruit

It is grapefruit season and my children have been completely obsessed. So much so that they beg for grapefruit for their lunches. I’ve been getting them Dole Sunshine ruby red grapefruit bowls since they cant exactly dissect a grapefruit during lunch. We took these grapefruit bowls, frozen fruit blend (also Dole’s strawberry, peaches, banana blend) and frozen strawberries to create this sweet and tart OMBRE strawberry grapefruit smoothie

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie ingredients

How to make an ombre strawberry grapefruit smoothie

Start by adding grapefruit and juice into bottom of the blender. You’ll need about 2 cups grapefruit and juice total. about 4 fruit cups. 

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie in a blender

I added 1 individual sized vanilla greek yogurt to add creaminess and protein to the smoothie. 1 entire bag (12 oz) of frozen fruit and blended these ingredients. I didn’t have to add any additional liquid because of the grapefruit juice!

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie in a blender

To make it ombre: Blend completely. Then separate about 1/4  of the smoothie into a cup/container and put it in the freezer. Add a handful of frozen strawberries to the remaining smoothie. Separate another 1/4 into a container and store in freezer. You’ll do this 3 times. Each time you add 5 frozen strawberries to the remaining smoothie so that it gets darker and darker. I’ve included a video tutorial in this post to help!

strawberry grapefruit smoothies

For a dramatic effect make sure each separated portion is really thick and cold so that when poured on top it will not mix down into it.

Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie in a mason jar with cut grapefruit

Health Benefits from this smoothie

Our family loved the sweetness from the strawberries, the delicious flavor from the grapefruit and the creaminess of the yogurt. This smoothie was so fast and easy to make. Loaded with vitamin C, calcium and protein. Plus, no added sugar just natural sweetness. If you do find that your smoothies are bitter from the grapefruit crop (not exactly something you can control) you can add some sugar or honey. If you you need more liquid you can add apple juice, milk or a vanilla almond milk.

empty Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie glasses

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Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

This strawberry grapefruit smoothie is the perfect refreshing summer drink made with few ingredients

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grapefruit smoothie, strawberry smoothie
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 2 cups grapefruit and juice I used 4 Dole Ruby Red Grapefruit fruit bowls
  • 12 oz frozen fruit blend with strawberries I used Dole Sunshine strawberries, banana and peaches
  • 5-6 oz vanilla greek yogurt (you can use any complimentary flavor)
  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 4 separate cups or containers to divide smoothie
Instructions
  1. In blender add grapefruit, frozen fruit, greek yogurt and blend. Pour out 1/4 of the smoothie into separate container and freeze.


  2. Add 1 cup strawberries into blender and blend again. Remove 1/4 of smoothie into container and freeze.


  3. Add 1 cup of strawberries into blender and remaining smoothie and blend. Remove half of smoothie into container and freeze.


  4. Add last cup of strawberries and blend. Pour remaining smoothie into container and freeze. Allow smoothie to chill for 20-30 minutes until firm for best ombre effect. pour darkest smoothie to lightest into cups. 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 398mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 27.5%
Vitamin C 123%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 398mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 27.5%
Vitamin C 123%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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