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Immune Boosting Grapefruit Smoothie

An intense nourishing winter smoothie to boost your immune system—layers of grapefruit, yogurt, and beet cream to fuel your cells with antioxidants and your microbiome with natural probiotics. 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Smoothies + Juices
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: anti-aging, immunity
Servings: 2
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Hello Glow
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 grapefruit peeled, cut into slices
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 inch ginger piece peeled an grated
  • 1/4 cup purified water
  • 1/2 medium beet peeled and cubed

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients (except the beet) into a blender and process to obtain a smooth liquid.
  • Divide half of the amount into serving glasses.
  • Add the beet cubes and process to obtain an intense pink liquid.
  • Top the serving glasses with the beet layer and serve.

Notes

Look for red and pink grapefruits, which contain lycopene as well as higher amounts of antioxidants (as opposed to yellow or white grapefruit). 
And if you're in a hurry, don't worry about creating a layered smoothie (although it's pretty!). Go ahead and just toss everything in a blender and give it a whirl.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 2mg