Citrus Smoothie

Citrus SmoothieSmoothies can be a no-mess way to get in vital nutrients that you may be lacking in your everyday diet, like vitamin C and calcium. They are superfast to whip up and the creamy texture can help fight cravings for sweets and frozen treats.

Gluten-free

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 cup low-fat kefir (any flavor) or vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 cup pink grapefruit sections
1 cup orange sections
1 tablespoon honey or granulated sugar
8 ice cubes
2 sprigs of fresh mint

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and pour over ice. Serve with a sprig of mint if using.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (2 Cups)

226 calories. 7 g protein, 48 g carbohydrates, 1.7 g fat (1 g saturated), 6 mg cholesterol, 4 g fiber, 81 mg sodium.

4 responses to Citrus Smoothie

  1. Smoothies and shakes for breakfast have never been my thing. I always prefer a hot meal in the mornings, and also every meal for that matter. Just how bad is a bagle or a multigrain toast with fat-free cheese in the mornings? Because this is my regular everyday.

    • I hear ya! Ok, so here’s the scoop with the bagels. Depending on the size of your bagel, you could be getting up to 500 calories or more with the topping. My plan keeps you at about 300 calories for breakfast just to give you a limit. You can absolutely enjoy bagels, just make a few smart choices when you shop: For starters, always choose 100% whole grain bagels or bread and glance to see how many calories per slice or half. Also check the packet for the word “whole” in front of wheat flour, it should also be listed as the first ingredients. Another point is to your eyes peeled for the “Whole Grains Council” stamp that will list the actual percentage of whole grains compared to white flour in the bread or bagels. Eating more whole grains will help you feel fuller and keep blood sugar from spiking throughout the day.

  2. My medication doesn’t allow grapefruit. Is there something else to substitute?

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