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This macadamia and grapefruit vegetable smoothie comes packed with an assortment of nutrients like healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, plus enzymes, fiber and phytonutrients. I love it because it has a nice creamy texture and works very well as a meal replacement smoothie.

This smoothie is definitely one of the most complicated recipes that I’ve made so far, and definitely one of the most interesting ones. Let’s start blending!

Glass jar with Macadamia Milk and Grapefruit Smoothie and some leftover fruits on a table

How to make this delicious smoothie

We start by preparing our own homemade macadamia milk from raw macadamias and plain water. It takes 2 minutes to makes it’s super healthy and sugar-free.

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 a soup of some kind. This time you’ll be using them in your smoothie and I promise you that you will love it.

We’ll be using only two fruits for this smoothie, grapefruit and the usual avocado. And we’ll finish this recipe with plenty of asian warming spices, to give you that extra boost of phytonutrients (“good-for-you”).

This is definitely one of those smoothies that you really don’t know how it will turn out until you actually blend it. It simply has too many plants that I wasn’t able to guess its final color or texture until the very end.

In the end this smoothie turned out red with orange accents, it has a perfectly creamy texture and a bitter spicy taste to it (from the grapefruit and beet).

Glass jar with Macadamia Milk and Grapefruit Smoothie and some leftover fruits on a table

Health benefits of this macadamia and grapefruit smoothie

Looking for a meal replacement smoothie that also tastes great? Look no further than this one.

Here’s why this smoothie makes a great meal replacement:

  • comes packed with veggies which translate to many different nutrients .. and health benefits too.
  • it’s creamy enough without too much water overall.
  • it’s loaded with healthy fats from 3 sources: macadamia nuts, avocado, extra virgin coconut oil.
  • has protein from various sources: green peas, green beans, spinach.
  • and healthy fiber to keep your belly healthy and happy.
  • has plenty of spices that will boost your immune system to a whole new health level.
  • this special smoothie will keep you nourished until later in the afternoon (or at least until lunch time).
One glass jar with Macadamia Milk and Grapefruit Smoothie and some leftover fruits around it

You will love this macadamia milk and grapefruit smoothie

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 way of eating.

Being loaded with healthy fats, this meal replacement smoothie will not only keep you satiated for longer, but will also help you in your journey to become fat adapted (burning fat for energy).

I know you’ll LOVE this amazing smoothie! It was:

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

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 Social Media, tag it @refreshmyhealth so I can follow up with you. Enjoy!

Have you tried a veggie smoothie like this before? What is your favorite go-to healthy smoothie? Share below please!

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
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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, and other nutrients too. It has a nice creamy texture and works very well as a meal replacement smoothie.

Equipment

  • Blender

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 to 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 already have macadamia milk in your fridge, just skip the 1st step and go directly to the smoothie part.
In my recipe I used a combination of green peas and green beans, but you can also use only one of them without the other. In the end it's a matter of preference and what you have in your fridge.
For this recipe I used lightly boiled grean beans and grean peas (I used them cold). For a quicker version of this smoothie, you can definitely use frozen green beans and green peas.
Make sure to store this smoothie 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 freshly made nut milk which is 100% natural (unpasteurized, without any additives or preservatives).
  • 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.
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Low-carb, Raw Food, Vegan
Keywords: orange smoothie, simple smoothie, vegetable smoothie, vegetables
Author: 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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