by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
On weekends, my husband and I do our shopping and load up on everything we want and can’t get at our local grocery store. That helps me find literally everything and as someone who loves to cook, I don’t have to compromise on getting ingredients that are not exactly what I wanted or not 100% fresh.Pink Grapefruit Punch Smoothie
One thing I love making during the summer is refreshing smoothies. I use natural sweeteners and make sure the ingredients are super-healthy, so that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy them and get the most out of the nutrients. Below is a recipe for a smoothie that’s a boost of vitamins A&C, as well as fiber. Pink Grapefruit, it turns out, is healthier than white grapefruit because the red color contains Lycopene, an antioxidant. Grapefruits, in general, are very healthy because of the flavonoid Limonoid and also the pectin in the pulp, which lowers cholesterol. Raspberries are a super-food and are perfect when blended as a smoothie with other ingredients. I also used unsweetened applesauce which is my go-to food when my kids want a quick snack. The smoothie itself has a frothy consistency because of the apple sauce and when you drink it cold, it tastes a little like a slushy.
Healthy Pink Grapefruit Punch Smoothie
1/2 pink grapefruit, peeled and quarters.
2 cups frozen raspberries
2 cups Unsweetened Apple Sauce
4 packs stevia
Optional: 1-2 teaspoons Carlson Labs lemon-flavored fish oils (for an extra Omega-3’s)
Put in blender and blend. Drink immediately or chill if desired.
(I have Blendtec blender so I just press “whole juice” and it’s ready in 40 seconds)
I was not paid for this post. I received a gift card to shop ingredients.
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a working mom to three kids.