Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

Now that I’m a California girl I have every excuse to buy as much citrus and strawberries as possible. Seriously, I cannot get enough. 

Though this is a bit on the high sugar side (it’s NATURAL sugar people, reeeelllax) for a smoothie this is a GLORIOUS recipe. If I was going for a less sugary option, I would throw a few mild greens in or even better yet carrot juice. And on the other hand if I was feeling really wild a splash of gin would make this a perfect slushy cocktail.

Strawberry-Grapefruit Smoothies
from Whole Living, May 2012

1 ruby red or pink grapefruit, seeded and segmented
2 c. hulled fresh or frozen strawberries
1 sweet apple, such as Honeycrisp or Pink Lady, cored and chopped
1 (1-in.) piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1/2 c. water, plus more as desired

1.  Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.  Taste for thickness and texture and add more water, if desired.  Drink immediately or keep in the refrigerator until ready to drink.  If keeping, shake vigorously or blend in the blender before drinking.  

Yield: 2 servings