Enjoy this sweet and creamy Grapefruit Skinny Smoothie if you want to be filled up for hours and hours. It’s dairy-free, full of fruit, and has a pinch of cinnamon to help balance blood sugar levels.
Grapefruit Skinny Smoothie Benefits:
Grapefruit is a great source of Vitamin C and contains lycopene, a phytonutrient that plays a role in protecting the skin from UV rays and cancer.
Bananas contain fiber, Vitamin B6, and potassium. They support kidney, bone, and cardiovascular health.
Cinnamon helps balance blood sugar, which may assist in keeping blemishes at bay, since research indicates a high glycemic diet, one filled with refined foods that spikes blood sugar, is associated with higher incidence of acne.
Recipe: Grapefruit Skinny Smoothie
1 grapefruit medium or small; peeled and white pith removed
1/2 banana frozen*
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/3 cup full fat coconut milk
1/3 cup water
3 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until a uniform thick and creamy consistency is reached. If you’d prefer a thinner smoothie, you can add a little more water as needed, about a tablespoon or two at a time.
Peel a banana, break it in half, and put in a ziploc bag in the freezer at least overnight, or up to a few weeks to make your smoothie extra creamy and delicious.
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