Grapefruit smoothie

It’s been a week since I gave up caffeine and it’s getting a little easier everyday.  There is no way that I could have done it without my daily smoothies.  The added benefit seems to be that I am feeling a lot less pain in my joints.  I have been dealing with some major back pain for awhile and I don’t know if it is a coincidence but since I’ve starting juicing my back feels so much more mobile and less painful than it has for a long time.

Here is a great smoothie to get you going in the morning.  Tart ruby red grapefruit, oranges, cucumber and mint make a super refreshing way to start your morning.  The date supplies a good amount of fiber vitamins and minerals compared to most sweeteners. Enjoy!

Grapefruit smoothie


  • 1/2 grapefruit, peeled and seeds removed
  • 1 orange, peeled and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 medjool date
  • 1/4 inch piece fresh ginger
  • few sprigs of fresh mint


Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

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    Self-taught cook, photographer.  You can usually find me at a farmers market dreaming up alternative recipes for my allergy prone family.

    2 thoughts on “Grapefruit smoothie

    1. Shelby

      Hello! I came across your blog through pinterest (gotta love pinterest!) and I am eager to try all of your recipes for juices and smoothies! I just wanted to tell you how lovely and refreshing the photos are that accompany your blog posts!! 🙂

      Have a great day!


      1. Tina Post author

        Thanks Shelby,

        I am a huge Pinterest junkie! I love to experiment with different combinations and flavors. I hope you enjoy them!


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