Enjoying VegeGreens can be as simple as adding a quick scoop to your morning glass of water. But, why not spice things up by putting your chef hat on and getting a little fancy? The Ruby Red Grapefruit Smoothie is all about the nutrients that make up the colour red, namely lycopene.
Lycopene is a bright red carotenoid pigment that over-flows with antioxidants. Lycopene is actually one of the most potent phytochemicals when it comes to carotenoid antioxidants. Start off with this recipe to enjoy your daily scoop of VegeGreens, and look out for new recipes over the next 7 colourful weeks!
Ruby Red Grapefruit Smoothie
1 scoop VegeGreens, original flavour
1 scoop PhytoBerry (optional)
1 ruby red grapefruit
1 cup frozen strawberries
2/3 cup fresh blood orange juice (or navel orange juice)
1 handful of ice
- Cut the ends off the grapefruit so you can see the pink flesh. Using that as a guide trim away the skin and the white pith until you have just the grapefruit flesh remaining.
- Place grapefruit and all other ingredients in blender and process until smooth.
This is just one way to add your daily servings of vegetables, delicious red fruits, and fresh nutrition to your diet. It's also fun to say "blood orange," so this can be a treat for your body, your taste buds, and your lexicon!
If you're wondering why it says "7 more weeks of rainbow fun" below, it's because this is a post that's associated with the 8-Week VegeGreens Challenge -- check it out!