A few months ago, we had SO MANY GRAPEFRUITS! A local group of kind folks volunteer to “rescue” citrus from trees in a couple of retirement communities. The people with orange and grapefruit trees in their yards can’t eat it all and don’t want to pick it, so we do it for them. In return, we get to keep most of it. We can use it or donate it, and it’s awesome. We tried to use a lot of it, but it was SO much fruit!!
We gave lots of it away too, and then I started making smoothies with the juice. They actually turned out better than I thought they would, seeing as I’m not a huge grapefruit person. Which is strange because I’m almost always wearing my grapefruit necklace. I’m not a tart fruit lover. I dig the sweet stuff. But these grapefruit smoothies were hitting the spot!
Mixed with sweeter fruit, the grapefruit wasn’t as prominent. It transformed into a refreshing smoothie perfect for the rapidly warming weather here in the Phoenix area. They cooled me down and made it easier to drink all of the grapefruit juice we had on hand. I’m glad I experimented with this!
I love smoothies (which this pretty much is), so check out the other smoothies we’ve made on the blog, like pineapple orange blueberry pie, tropical green, chocolate, and pumpkin pie. And keep an eye out for more of them! I’m thinking combos like pineapple mango grapefruit and banana pineapple mango. Maybe even some banana strawberry action will happen soon. Mmmm!! We have to #fruitsohard over the summer, y’all!
Let me know if you try this recipe! Comment below, rate it, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard or #fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. And don’t forget to cultivate some positivity and gratitude today. Tell me in the comments what you’re grateful for if you’d like. Vibe high, my friends!
A refreshing, delicious pineapple mango grapefruit smoothie perfect for hot summer days and quick, easy breakfasts. Drink it as is or freeze it to add to future smoothies!
- 2 cups grapefruit juice (fresh squeezed is best!)
- 1 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup mango (fresh or frozen)
Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth. I like using frozen fruit so I don't need ice, but you can add ice if you want it to be more like a slushy. Otherwise, with the frozen fruit, you'll have a good smoothie consistency.
Drink fresh or store in refrigerator for 48-72 hours. This can be frozen in ice cube trays for 1 month or more too for later use.