Simple, healthy, tasty, and crisp smoothie with nectarine.
This nectarine smoothie is made without yogurt and is totally dairy-free as well.Print
- 1 large fresh nectarine (pitted)
- 1/2 grapefruit peeled and seeds removed
- 1 cup frozen banana slices
- 1/2 lemon (juiced)
- 1/2 cup of coconut water
- Peel the grapefruit, and try to remove as much of the white surroundings as possible.
- Add the nectarine and grapefruit to a blender first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend for 3-4 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
- Serve and drink up!
* Recipe notes, smoothie benefits, and more, can be found below!
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Smoothie
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 265
- Sugar: 39.4g
- Fat: 1.1g
- Carbohydrates: 60.1g
- Fiber: 7.7g
- Protein: 3.3g
Why You Will Love This Nectarine Smoothie
This fruity grapefruit smoothie with nectarine is honestly so so tasty, which is one of the main reasons why I love it.
It’s so refreshing, ideal on a hot day when you need a tasty hydration.
Other reasons why I think you will love this nectarine smoothie as much as me include:
- Refreshing and Hydrating: The combination of juicy nectarine, citrus fruits, and coconut water makes this smoothie exceptionally refreshing and hydrating, perfect for quenching thirst on a hot day or after a workout.
- Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Loaded with Vitamin C from the grapefruit and lemon, potassium from the banana, and various other nutrients from all the ingredients, this smoothie is a nutritional powerhouse that can help support immune function, heart health, and overall well-being. (Source)
- Natural Energy Booster: The natural sugars and carbohydrates from fruits like bananas and nectarine provide a quick, healthy energy boost without the crash associated with processed sugars, making it an ideal choice for breakfast or a midday pick-me-up.
- High in Dietary Fiber: With ingredients rich in fiber, this smoothie can aid in digestion and help maintain a healthy gut. The fiber content also contributes to a feeling of fullness, potentially aiding in weight management.
- Antioxidant-Rich: Fruits like nectarine and grapefruit contain antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress and inflammation, which can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
- Versatile and Customizable: While delicious as is, this smoothie recipe can easily be tailored to individual tastes or nutritional needs by adding protein powder, nuts, seeds, or other fruits, making it versatile for different dietary preferences.
- Simple and Quick to Make: This smoothie requires just a few fresh ingredients and a blender, making it an easy, fast option for a nutritious meal or snack, especially for those with busy lifestyles.
Optional Ways To Customize This Smoothie
When I develop any smoothie recipe, I love testing different variations and sharing my successful ones.
If you fancy changing the recipe a bit, here are some of your options:
- Use Fruit Juice: If you don’t have coconut water or fresh grapefruit, you can use grapefruit juice or even orange juice.
- Creamier Smoothie: If you are not avoiding dairy, add 1/2 cup of yogurt, but decrease the base by 1/2 cup (coconut water).
- Add Protein: For an extra protein boost, consider adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder or a couple of tablespoons of nut butter. This can make the smoothie a more fulfilling meal replacement or a satisfying post-workout snack.
- Increase Fiber and Omega-3s: By adding a tablespoon of chia seeds, flaxseeds, or hemp seeds, you’ll not only increase the fiber content but also add Omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health and can add a slightly nutty flavor.
- Make it Green: Incorporating a handful of spinach or kale can increase the vitamin, mineral, and fiber content without significantly altering the taste, making it an effortless way to consume more greens.
- Boost Antioxidants with Berries: Mixing in a half cup of berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries) enhances the smoothie’s antioxidant properties, adds vibrant color, and introduces a refreshing tartness that complements the existing sweetness.
|Vitamix Blender Propel 510
|Ninja Blender BL610
|Oster 6640 Blender
|Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
|AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Out of the 8 blenders that I own, only 1 wasn’t compatible with this recipe.
The blender is Blendjet 4000mAh. I personally preferred using Nutriobullet for this specific recipe, because it’s a single-serving smoothie.
If you are planning on doubling the smoothie recipe, you will need to use a higher-capacity blender.
Do I Have To Peel Nectarines For Smoothies?
Can you blend nectarines with the skin? Should you peel your nectarines? No, do not peel your nectarines before adding them to your smoothies. The skin of the nectarines (as with most fruit) contains a high amount of fiber and other goodness in it.
Can You Freeze Nectarines For Smoothies?
Absolutely you can freeze nectarines for your next smoothie. Frozen nectarines and fruit in general are a fantastic way of making a super cooling and refreshing smoothie. Not to mention that frozen fruit also helps you thicken smoothies naturally.
What Can I Use Instead Of Banana In This Nectarine Smoothie?
You can swap the bananas for mango, pineapple, or even mixed berries. Just make sure the fruits are frozen.