Juice for the Juicerless: Pink Grapefruit Smoothie


Halfway between juiced fruit and a smoothie, this pink treat is the best of both worlds. 

Lately, I’ve become a juicerless-juicehead, just trying to get more fresh fruits and veggies in my day… without forking out for a juicer.  I’m holding out on getting one just yet, anyway. 

In the meantime, I’ve been buying all the seasonal (and, okay, anything that looks good) produce I can get my hands on.  Whatever doesn’t get shoveled into my mouth as soon as it’s washed – bye, half the berries, melons, and bananas that come in my house – becomes a smoothie, lickity-split!

You like that phrase, lickity-split?  It’s been awhile.  Thought I’d whip it out.


For a little extra nutrient-boost, juicing fresh produce can make a supacharged breakfast or pick-me-up!  I’m loving it with the hot weather, too.  Luckily for those of us who have no juicer, want to try fresh fruit juice, keep a lot of the fiber, and lose the seeds, this is the juice!


Pink Grapefruit Smoothie

1 grapefruit, juiced

1 small banana, fresh or frozen

4 large strawberries

½ peach or nectarine

Puree all ingredients in a blender until very smooth.  Place a mesh strainer over a wide-rimmed bowl, preferably one with a pouring lip, and slowly pour half the blender contents into the strainer.  If the juice doesn’t strain through easily, and it didn’t for me, use a spoon to help gently work it through.  Rinse the strainer and repeat with the remaining smoothie.

Pour into a glass and chill or pour over a few ice cubes if you used the fresh banana – drink up ASAP if you used the frozen banana!

I actually had this smoothie at room temp!  It was still good, of course, but I think I drank it less quickly than I would have if it was cold.  I thought that was a slight bonus, not chugging and wondering where it went!