Pretty in Pink Grapefruit and Pear Smoothie
The big bad boy that I have fallen in love with moved in over the weekend, with my husband’s approval!
One of those power blenders that is! Those that should purify everything but metal! (Brand name withheld).
With baby steps of trepidation on how to use this gadget, I slowly turned the thing on, and took the ingredients for a whirl. I made a kindergarten-level-of-difficulty smoothie to help jump start this stubborn plateau of weight loss that I’m stuck on . . . which sometimes seems like a permanent plateau!
With a focus on including seasonal (but sadly, not local), ingredients, I used super juicy red grapefruit and sweet ripe pears. Adding in some Greek yogurt brimming over with those invaluable probiotics that help clean out the old gut, plus sprinkling in some healthy flax seeds . . .
and POOF, a healthy smoothie was quickly in my hands for dinner tonight!
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Wow! It looks like one delicious smoothie, Roz! Red grapefruit is my favorite fruit and it looks like your gadget did it’s job perfectly. Those plateaus are a pain though! Good luck!
Thanks Pam . . . I’m on another plateau, unfortunately not in the right direction that I want the scale to be going! Looks like more smoothies are in order!
Smoothie for dinner…I love the idea, Roz, and the combo of grapefruit and pear is so beautiful and irresistible.
p.s I did see your comment on the quinoa quail egg salad.
Awe, thanks Angie . . . simplicity is the way that I roll (even if I have to divert to a smoothie, such as this one) during my school year…..oh thank goodness that summer and a little time off to garden, cook, and blog is just around the corner. Thanks for always being here for me, even when I’m not active on my blog or commenting on yours continually. I apologize for my ‘busy-ness’.
Looks good and I’m also enjoying pink grapefruit – as a salty dog.
We love pink grapefruit in season during the winter . . . and have actually found that those offered at “Aldi’s” are sweeter, bigger, and CHEAPER! My kind of food ingredient!
In a perfect world I would have a smoothie every day for breakfast. This not being a perfect world though, I try for them on weekends. (Even without a fancy blender) This one is so pretty! My hubby can’t eat grapefruit, so I’d have this one all for myself. 🙂
Hi Betty, So sorry to reply so late (gosh it’s already April . . . wish my job didn’t hold me back so much from blogging and chatting with my bloggy friends!) . . . This was a pretty good, tart-lip-smacking-flavored smoothie. My husband and I just love fresh grapefruit in the winter time and all of the added Vitamin C. It may not be the sugary, sweetest smoothie on the block, but it is certainly healthy!
YUM this smoothie sounds and looks so good – we have to try it! We love pink grapefruit… and PEAR in there? wow…LOVE the combination – its has to be amazing!
You’re both so sweet! I appreciate your visits and your awesome BLOG!
I call my power blender “the rock crusher” love, love it,
What an interesting blend of flavors sweet red grapefruit and pears, I like it!
Hi Velva, I love the name that you gave your ‘power blender’ . . . I’ll have to think of a clever nickname for ours now!
lovely seasonal smoothie and its hard losing weight even I struggle and I am a dietitian ;-))
Wow, Rebecca, I can’t even imagine you struggling with weight. Whatever you’re doing, you always look great!
i love the taste of grapefruit but can;t do the texture. I know its weird, i am weird but I LOVE the taste so this smoothie sounds perfect and I can see how the pear would subdue some of the tang from the grapefruit
I totally agree with you regarding the need/want for the perfect texture in our foods. Grapefruit certainly did add a unique texture to this smoothie, but it was so yummy, sweet-tart, and in-season that it was hard to resist making. Hope you’re doing great, good friend!
Dear Roz, This does look delicious, refreshing, pretty and pink is still one of my favorite colors.
I don’t think I could only have a smoothie for dinner though. I would keep thinking how hungry I am all night!!!
I know it is difficult to loose the holiday pounds. I am right there with you on this mission.
Have a beautiful weekend. xo Catherine
Hi Catherine, Thanks for you visit! I know what you’re saying about smoothies! Sometimes they just don’t seem like enough to eat! Bummer, huh?
Oh Roz- this is fabulous !
I am a pink grapefruit lover and sometimes actually crave them. I never thought about using pink grapefruit in my smoothie, but I love the idea. It’s so pretty , healthy, and can just imagine the taste. I have a Bullet and can’t wait to try this smoothie especially with the healthy addition of the flax seeds. I love sharing our healthy tips! This is a good one. Thanks.
PS- I’m back from my 3 week trip to South America and will be starting to blog again.
Hi Judee! I’m like you in that I also love pink grapefruit and just wish that they were in season longer to enjoy them more often!I hope you had a great trip to South America and can’t wait to read all about it on your blog! I’ll be right over!
Thanks for your visit Mindy! I’ll stop by and see what you’ve been cooking up and photographing!