Delicious Winter Grapefruit Green Smoothie

How about having a colourful grapefruit green smoothie for breakfast filled with nutritious greens, grapefruit, orange and flax seeds? Being warm, it is great for the winter and also helps with weight loss. This nutritious smoothie is very filling too.

Grapefruit contains glutathione, which helps the liver detoxify harmful chemicals.  helps with weight loss! Also, grapefruit helps lower cholesterol, fights heart disease and so many other things.

Oranges are rich in dietary fiber, pectin, which is very effective in persons with excess body weight. They help fight cancer, fight viral infections, and relieve constipation and help prevent kidney diseases and reduce the risk of kidney stones.

They are full of good nutrition (lots of vitamin C), low in calories, contain no saturated fats or cholesterol, and are rich in dietary fiber and pectin. Pectin has also been shown to reduce blood cholesterol.

Kale is a great detox food that is full of fiber and low in cholesterol. It supports normal blood clotting, antioxidant activity, and bone health while nourishing the immune system.

Spinach was a superfood even before there was the term superfood I’m referring of course to Popeye the Sailor Man. One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tornado of energy. Even without Popeye’s recommendation, spinach contains more nutrients per calorie than any other food on the earth. It is loaded with vitamins like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals and is a good source of omega 3 fatty acid.

Celery is a negative calorie food, meaning it takes the body more calories to digest it than the food itself contains making it a very good food for weight loss.  One stalk of celery has only a few calories because it is full of healthy cellulose. It is 95% water, very alkaline and filled with fiber.  Its weight loss benefits are well known but you would be surprised at its other amazing properties.

Unregulated chemicals in tap water are not good for us! Most of us already know that our tap water is filled with unregulated chemicals! And many of us always filter it before drinking it. I have for decades.

Here is the water filter I am using and very happy with it. The only way to remove fluoride is to use a reverse osmosis system and some are better than others. When I did my research this is the one I decided on.

APEC Water System, 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System

My favourite water filter

The flaxseed has only been recognized for all the wonderful health benefits in the last few decades even though it has been cultivated for its health benefits for 5000 years!  Learn all about Flaxseed and It’s Many Health Benefits and Uses.

As I don’t use sugar for a sweetener I often use stevia which is a healthy option.  The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you.  The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter.  The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based.  Liquid forms will be less processed.  Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.

Grapefruit Green Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 grapefruit, peeled and chopped into pieces
1 orange, peeled and chopped into pieces
2 cups spinach
1/2 cup kale
1 celery stalk
1/2 – 3/4 cup warm clean water (not boiling)
2 Tbsp golden flax seeds or Meal + 1/4 cup water
Few drops of Stevia

Directions:

1. Add warm water to the flax seeds.

2. Peel and section the grapefruit and orange.  Place the grapefruit and orange in a blender and blend until liquefied.
3. Then add the kale, blend until liquefied.
4. Add the soaked flax seeds and blend.
5. Add the spinach, pushing it down with a celery stick.
6. Only add as much water as you need to keep it blending.
7. Blend until smooth; use the liquefy button on the blender.
8. Drink the smoothie within 15 minutes to get all the nutrients.

Now that you have enjoyed your smoothie be sure to Have a Healthy Winter and Be Strong With These TipsIt is possible to be strong and warm even in the winter. Here are some easy tips for you to help you understand what is happening and how to be healthy.

Here are some more of my favorite green smoothie recipes:

Green Smoothie
Alkalizing Apple Green Smoothie

 Diana’s Green Smoothie with a Difference – An excellent start to your day!

Alkalizing Apple Green Smoothie – This alkalizing apple green smoothie is so easy to make. It can be a very healthy breakfast or a tasty snack.  It is simple to make with all alkalizing foods.

 Papaya Kiwi Green SmoothieThis papaya green smoothie is so easy to make and tasty too. Also, it is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, and is rich in dietary fiber and pectin.

 Green Smoothie Blueberry/Apple Pudding – A green smoothie pudding is so good to eat.  Green smoothies are easy to digest as they are blended into very small particles. Also, the fact is digestion begins in your mouth so better to eat than drink.  Green smoothies are full of nutrients and are a complete food with lots of fiber too.

 Enjoy a delicious Pear Green Smoothie for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It is full of superfood ingredients so it is very good for you.

Pear Green Smoothie
Pear Green Smoothie

 Green Smoothie with Peanut Butter and Banana – Full of vitamins, minerals, and even protein! And so very yummy. Start your day with a green smoothie with peanut butter and notice a difference! This is a very simple smoothie with fresh spinach, banana, peanut butter, and coconut milk.

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