Grapefruit Ginger Citrus Green Smoothie {low sugar + vegan}

Refreshing, 6-ingredient grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie that’s packed with flavor, low on sugar and vegan!

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I’m a big fan of green smoothies, and it’s been way too long since I’ve shared a new green smoothie recipe. So in honor of Spring and all things turning green, I’m sharing one of my favorite citrus smoothie blends.

I get that some of you are avoiding the green smoothie trend because you’d rather ‘chew your food.’ I totally get it. Trust me, I love to eat too. But I’m happy to say I’ve converted several friends, family members, and online training program participants into green smoothie making machines. Seriously, both my dad and husband now start their days with green smoothies. A battle a never thought I would win, and a testament to the fact that green smoothies actually taste delicious if made right!

I mean have you seen the smoothie bowls on Instagram lately? Um, Yum! But have you ever wondered how many grams is in one of those over-the-top, drool-worthy bowls? Before you know it you can be consuming up to 40 grams of sugar in one bowl.

grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothieWhich is why I love this grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie recipe. It’s the perfect blend of proteins, fats and carbs, to create a low sugar, yet sweet and tasty smoothie. Great for anyone on a low sugar or anti-candida diet.

In fact, grapefruit is one of the fruits lowest in sugar on the glycemic index

I like to start my day with an early morning workout followed by a protein-and-nutrient rich green smoothie, just like this grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie. It’s simple, fresh, low sugar, vegan, and dairy free!

grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie

grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie {low sugar + vegan} | refreshing, 6-ingredient grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie that's packed with flavor, low on sugar and vegan! | www.nourishmovelove.com

The best part, it’s only six ingredients and loaded with nutrients, minerals, vitamins and protein! I like to add a scoop of Vega Protein + Greens {natural flavor} to mine for an extra boost. Especially because I’m usually enjoying my smoothie post workout.

Which is another reason I love green smoothies, I can blend it up the night before and just grab and go as I head out the door at 5am. I workout and then have an instant refuel with my green smoothie and I’m energized and ready to take on the day!

So have I convinced you to give this grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie a try? It’s the best way to kickstart your day — loaded with nutritious superfoods, easy to digest and absorb, producing instant energy. 

PS – And rumor has it they even started carrying Vega at Target now too! Along with GT’s Kombucha. Sometimes I like to make this smoothie with GT’s Gingeraide Kombucha for an added kick and probiotic!

grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie {low sugar + vegan} | refreshing, 6-ingredient grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie that's packed with flavor, low on sugar and vegan! | www.nourishmovelove.com

grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie
 
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Refreshing, 6-ingredient grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie that's packed with flavor, low on sugar and vegan!
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Recipe type: green smoothie {low sugar, vegan, dairy free}
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 c water
  • 2" chunk fresh ginger
  • ¼-1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 c spinach
  • ¼-1/2 medium grapefruit
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • ½ lemon, juice of
  • ½ c ice
  • optional add in's:
  • 1 scoop protein {vega protein + greens natural flavor}
  • ginger kombucha
  • collegen
Instructions
  1. place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Notes
**I personally like to use ½ c water and ½ c ginger kombucha to add a probiotic and little extra kick to the smoothie!

i’m always mixing up new green smoothie concoctions; so tell me in the comments below, what’s you’re favorite green smoothie blend? 

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grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie {low sugar + vegan} | refreshing, 6-ingredient grapefruit ginger citrus green smoothie that's packed with flavor, low on sugar and vegan! | www.nourishmovelove.com

4 comments
    • Hi Scarlett! I use a Vitamix and I LOVE it! But you can really use any high speed blender! Hope that helps. -xo-Lindsey

    • Yes Rachel I’m all about adding grapefruit to my green smoothies, perfect for spring! Give it a try lady and let me know what you think! xo-Lindsey