Grapefruit strawberry smoothie for weight loss and detox – a delightful refreshing and delicious blend to make today!
*For useful recipe details and smoothie customization ideas, scroll past the recipe, if you want to!*.
Weight Loss Grapefruit Strawberry Smoothie (3 Ways)
- 1 Blender We used this one
- 1/2 grapefruit peeled and seeds removed
- 1 cup/150g frozen strawberries
- 3-4 slices of cucumber
- 1 tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 cup/220ml of coconut water
- Remove the seeds and the white skin from the grapefruit. The more white skin you can remove, the less bitter your smoothie will be.
- Add all the ingredients to your blender jug starting with the frozen berries.
- Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
Benefits Of Strawberry And Grapefruit Smoothie
The grapefruit and berry smoothie contains numerous benefits. Grapefruit contains high amounts of vitamin C, which makes this smoothie good for immune system boost and more.
The grapefruit smoothie also aids in weight-loss and has detoxing properties too.
The low calorie content in the grapefruit drink, as well as the high fiber content makes this smoothie suitable if you are trying to lose weight.
Other benefits include:
- Tasty Hydration: The smoothie is refreshing and hydrating.
- Contains Vitamins and Antioxidants: The smoothie is abundant in vitamin C from grapefruit and strawberries, providing a boost to your immune system.
- Fiber Boost: Chia seeds and the fruits contribute to a great amount fiber, which helps your body in multiple different ways
- Contains Healthy Fats: Chia seeds add omega-3 fatty acids, promoting heart health and more.
- A Natural Energy Source: Carbohydrates from the fruits used in the blend provide a natural energy source without the sudden crashes.
- Potential Skin and Eye Health: Vitamins A and C present in the grapefruit berry smoothie support skin health, and vitamin A is beneficial for vision.
- Contains Potassium: Coconut water and the fruits contribute to a potassium-rich blend, essential for heart and muscle function.
- Aids Weight Loss: A serving of this smoothie contains 210 calories. if used as a meal replacement, it can help you significantly cut down on extra calories.
- It’s Dairy-Free & Vegan Friendly: If you are a vegan or simply avoid dairy, this smoothie is a great lactose-free beverage you can enjoy.
And so many others as well.
Grapefruit Smoothie For Weight Loss: 3 Ways
I’ve made this smoothie three times, using three different types of grapefruit.
- Grapefruit Juice
- Canned Grapefruit
- Fresh Grapefruit
The recipe I shared today contains fresh grapefruit.
If fresh grapefruit isn’t available and you have canned or grapefruit juice, here are tips for making this berry smoothie with those alternatives:
- For the grapefruit juice variation, do not use the coconut water listed in the recipe. Grapefruit juice in this case will serve the purpose of the smoothie base. However, you will need to use an additional 1/3 cup of frozen berries.
- The canned grapefruit variation is similar to the fresh grapefruit type of this grapefruit smoothie recipe. The quantities of fresh and canned grapefruit is the same, however, you will need to drain the grapefruit segments from the can. If you do not do that, your smoothie will come out too ‘runny‘.
Whenever you make changes to smoothie recipes, always add small amounts of each ingredient you introduce or swap.
Taste along the way. This will allow you to achieve the perfect smoothie with your own added touch.
Other Optional Ingredient Swaps You Can Make To This Recipe
If the other ingredients listed in my recipe, are ingredients you perhaps dislike or simply don’t have available to your at home, here are some alternatives:
- Swap the cucumber for apple or pineapple. Use either 1/4 cup of diced pineapple or half of a large apple.
- The strawberries can be swapped for other berries. Blueberries, raspberries and even blackberries are all great substitutions.
- Swap the coconut water for dairy-free of choice. Just make sure it’s unsweetened.
- Swap the chia seeds for flaxseeds or oats.