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This smoothie is loaded with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals; it has a nice creamy texture and works very well as a meal replacement. It’s definitely one of the most complicated recipes that I’ve made so far, but also one of the most interesting ones.

We start by preparing our own homemade macadamia milk from raw macadamias. Afterwards comes the “wave of veggies”, as I like to call it. Spinach, green beans, green peas, red beet and carrots are just a few of the veggies that you’d normally find in soup of some kind. And yet this is one special smoothie recipe.

This is definitely one of those smoothies that you don’t know how it will turn out until you actually blend it. It simply has so many veggies that I wasn’t able to guess its final color or texture. In the end it turned out red with orange accents, with a creamy texture and a bitter spicy taste.

One jar of Macadamia Milk and Grapefruit Smoothie and some leftover fruits on a table.

Meal replacement smoothie

Looking for a meal replacement smoothie that also tastes great? Look no further than this one. Here’s why this smoothies makes a great meal replacement:

  • comes packed with veggies which means many different nutrients
  • it’s creamy enough without too much water overall
  • It’s loaded with healthy fats (macadamia, avocado, coconut oil)
  • has protein from various sources (green peas, green beans, spinach)
  • has plenty of spices that will boost your immune system to a whole new health level.

As a bonus, this recipe can easily pass as a keto-smoothie and I personally recommend something like this to anyone wanting to incorporate more healthy fats into their diet. Being loaded with healthy fats means that it will keep you satiated for longer, but also help you in your journey to become fat adapted (burn fat for energy).

I really hope you’ll LOVE this smoothie! It’s:

Creamy
Easy to drink
With an unexpected taste
(Undetectably) Loaded with vegetables
Nutritious
Satisfying
Super Delicious

Would you try this recipe? Already made it? Let me know what you think in the comments below. And if you share a photo on Instagram, tag it #refreshmyhealth so I can follow up with you. Enjoy!

One jar of Macadamia Milk and Grapefruit Smoothie and some leftover fruits on a table.

Ever tried a veggie smoothie like this? What is your favorite type of healthy smoothie? Share below please!

One jar of Macadamia Milk and Grapefruit Smoothie and some leftover fruits around it.

A Love Story, Macadamia Milk and Grapefruit Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Blend Time 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Marcel Corbeanu
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This smoothie will move you one step closer to health and one step away from disease. It’s loaded with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, it has a nice creamy texture and it works very well as a meal replacement.

Ingredients

Macadamia Milk

  • 100 g macadamia nuts
  • 200 ml water (for preparing the macadamia milk)

Smoothie

  • 2 avocados (skin and seed removed)
  • 1 red beet (skinless, chopped big)
  • 1 big carrot (sliced)
  • 2 handful green peas and green beans (lightly boiled, cold)
  • 2 handful frozen spinach
  • 2/3 grapefruit (skin removed)
  • 1 small red kapia pepper (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tsp wheatgrass powder
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • a few lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 500 ml water (on top of the one used for the macadamia milk)

Instructions

Macadamia Milk

  • Start by preparing the macadamia milk: add macadamia nuts into the blender, add the water required for making the milk.
  • Blend on medium to high speed until all the nuts have been transformed into nut milk. You’ll know it’s ready when the blender contents will turn white.

Smoothie

  • Add all the ingredients into the blender, on top of the freshly made macadamia milk.
  • Add all the water required for the smoothie.
  • Blend on medium to high speed until you obtain a creamy texture. If you feel like your blender needs a boost, use the pulse function a few times as this will help mix everything better.
  • That’s it! Serve fresh or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Notes

This recipe is made of 2 parts: the macadamia milk and the smoothie. If you happen to have macadamia milk in your fridge, just skip the 1st step and go directly to the smoothie.
Make sure to always store this one in the fridge and consume it as soon as possible (max 2 days). Since we’re using fresh macadamia milk, there’s always a chance that it’ll go bad faster. This is always the case with fresh homemade nut milk which is 100% natural (unpasteurized, without any additives or preservatives).
In my recipe I used a combination of green peas and green beans, but you can also use any of them without the other. In the end it's a matter of preference and what you have in your fridge.
  • Color: red with orange accents
  • Texture: creamy, easy to drink, like a smoothie should be.
  • Taste: not sweet, bitter from the grapefruit, wheatgrass aftertaste … and maybe a bit spicy.

Equipment

  • Blender
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Low-carb, Raw Food, Vegan
Keywords: macadamia milk, orange smoothie, simple smoothie, vegetable smoothie, vegetables
Marcel Corbeanu

Marcel Corbeanu

Hi, I'm Marcel! I'm a health coach, I write about health and wellness and I love cooking healthy food with fresh and simple ingredients.

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