This refreshing and tart Ruby Red Grapefruit Smoothie is perfect for Spring. Fresh citrus, ground turmeric, and a hidden vegetable are just the boost you need to get through allergy season!
I know citrus season peaked over a month ago, but grapefruits in my local grocery are still looking pretty good, so here we are.
But first, a question: are you a tart or sweet smoothie person?
I tend to gravitate toward tart and bold smoothies (they seem healthier to me!), but I do love a sweet, dessert-like smoothie from time to time.
Today, though, we’re going for tart. And bright!
Lately I feel like smoothies are the only thing I can produce and photograph.
I’m going through that phase—which happens intermittently—where I have tons and tons of great ideas and motivation for A Cup of Catherine but I lack the time (and skill) to carry them out.
I really, really, really love blogging. I have a creative heart and mind, and I need something like this in my life.
But sometimes, it brings a lot of stress.
I realize I can’t just snap my fingers and produce recipes and photos like some of my favorites who’ve been practicing and developing their crafts for years. Despite that awareness, it’s still discouraging to have like 3 minutes to set up a shot in crappy lighting and try to take high-quality photos.
I am incredibly lucky that my husband has faith in me—probably more than I have in myself! He is the one who bought me (us) a DSLR. He also gave me my 50mm lens for Christmas and my flash for my birthday.
He watches Bazooka when I need a few minutes in the kitchen or on the laptop, and while I’m sure he often gets irritated when I choose to do more blog “stuff,” he doesn’t complain.
He knows A Cup of Catherine is important to me, so he treats it as something important to him, too. And let’s not forget how he calms my crazy and encourages me when the self-deprecating talk is spewing like a geyser and I’m beating myself up for doing something stupid.
I could learn from him.
Anyway, when stuff like this happens, I am reminded that I should step back a little. Reevaluate the why of what I’m doing. Take a break and enjoy my beautiful family.
I like to create. I like to connect with like-minded women and men. And I like to try new things and be a force of encouragement and conversation.
Those are the reasons I blog—even if it means all you get is another smoothie with a side of self-reflection. 😉
Perfectly Tart Ruby Red Grapefruit Smoothie
- 1 Ruby Red or other sweet grapefruit, peeled and segmented
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen cauliflower florets
- 1 generous shake turmeric powder
- maple syrup or honey, to taste
- Allow cauliflower to thaw slightly, unless you are using riced cauliflower. Add grapefruit segments, cauliflower, banana, turmeric, and sweetener to a high-speed blender and blend until combined.
- Due to the grapefruit’s natural juiciness, you probably don’t need to add any extra liquid. Taste and add more sweetener (this thing is tart!) until it’s right for you. Then drink up!
I used maple syrup in my smoothie, and I guess it was around 2 teaspoons or so? Just drizzle and taste and make it your own. It will be ok!
This was my first time using cauliflower in a smoothie, and I have to say, I’m hooked.
You know I love zucchini, and sometimes I’m just not feeling spinach or greens, so cauliflower fills that veggie void nicely. And nobody would ever know it’s there, thanks to its neutral taste!
Bright and bold Ruby Red grapefruit smoothie (w/ a hidden veg)! Click To Tweet
So tell me…
- How do you handle frustrations stemming from the comparison trap?
- Have you ever used cauliflower in a smoothie?
- What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?