Pink grapefruit contains high levels of vitamin C, cucumber floods the body with anti-inflammatory properties and rose soothes the body on a cellular level. The antioxidants in this smoothie will fuel you for days, brightening your skin and your spirit - plus it tastes absolutely yummy.
3 small pink grapefruits, or 2 large
5-inch piece of cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/4 tsp. rose water
5 ice cubes
Stevia or maple syrup to taste
*Make it into a cocktail - add a measure of vodka or gin*
Remove the skin, seeds and membranes of the grapefruits - you should end up with about 2 cups of peeled grapefruit slices.
Starting with the grapefruit, place the cucumber, rose water, ice, sweetener (and gin/vodka if making a cocktail) in to a blender. Bend on high speed until fully mixed. Taste and add more rose water if desired. If it tastes slightly bitter you can add a few drops of stevia or 1/2 tsp. maple syrup - blend to mix and serve over ice.
Your guide to living whole and well. Emma Olliff is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, wellness expert, food lover, and advocate for healthy living!