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Starting your day with a healthy nutrient-dense vegetable smoothie like this one is a great way to get real nutrients into your system, get energized and feel awesome all day long!

Nourish your whole body with this delicious red smoothie made using grapefruit, beet, cauliflower and a few other vegetables. Refreshing, creamy, sweet and super nice to drink, this delicious red smoothie is designed to remind you that “You are designed to live on this planet!”.

You will love this nutrient-dense vegetable smoothie

This vegetable smoothie was amazing and here’s why. It was:

Easy to Make
Delicious
Nice to drink
Refreshing
Creamy
Surprising
Satisfying
Healthy
Nutrient-dense
Vegan
Perfect!

How I made this delicious vegetable smoothie

This is a smoothie made using all the leftovers from the previous day plus everything we had in our fridge in terms of plants. That’s everything except avocados, as we seem to always have too many of those around the house.

As always, healthy fats are part of the base for our smoothie. In fact, this is one of our goals when we start making smoothies … we try to include at least two sources of healthy fats in every smoothie recipe. As a general rule, healthy fats can come from avocado, extra virgin coconut oil, nut milks (macadamia, cashew or almonds), nut butters, chia or hemp seeds (more like a secondary source) or even extra virgin olive oil (also as a secondary fat source).

Some protein will be needed as well and, in this smoothie, protein comes mainly from cauliflower. It’s worth noting that protein could have easily come from other sources like spinach, broccoli, green beans, green peas or even hemp seeds (or hemp protein powder). For this recipe we are using frozen cauliflower and this makes for a more refreshing drink (the same is true when using frozen spinach, broccoli, green beans or green peas).

Maybe the most important rule is to make sure that you include as many vegetables as you can. Why? Simply because veggies are literally packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, gut-friendly fiber and lots of different types of phytonutrients. Vegetables will add plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber to your diet so your gut bacteria will thrive, keeping your immune system working perfectly.

Let’s not forget that a healthy body starts in the gut and a unbalanced gut flora will eventually lead to disease. Vegetables are a great way to keep your gut floare healthy, and this in turn will help keep your whole body healthy.

Wasn’t that easy? Not let’s get blending!

Why you should blend this red smoothie?

Still undecided? Check-out some of the health benefits associated with drinking smoothies like this one:

Hydrate your body with pure water and water that comes from the plants used in the smoothie.
This smoothie was low in carbs and packed with real unprocessed nutrients.
Vegetable smoothies like this one are a nutritional powerhourse … no more pills that you call vitamins when you serve one of these smoothies daily!
Your body will benefit from an assortment of nutrients: vitamins, minerals, enzymes, healthy fiber, plus lots and lots of phytonutrients.
Antioxidants are phytonutrient compounds that help you fight oxidation and free radicals, and are abundant in this kind of low-carb vegetable smoothie.
Low in carbs and especially low in fructose (sugar in fruits), this amazing smoothie is packed with healthy fats and quality protein from whole foods.
Designed to energize you in a healthy way, giving your whole system a nice boost of real nutrients.
Very nice to drink, with a natural sweet taste and a light cauliflower aftertaste.
Super easy to blend and won’t cost you much to buy all the ingredients.
Vegan and Awesome!

I hope that you’ll enjoy our Nutrient-Dense Vegetable Smoothie as much as we did. If you decide to try it and love it, we’d appreciate a 5-star rating and a short comment.

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5 from 5 votes

Grapefruit, Beet and Cauliflower, Nutrient-Dense Vegetable Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Blend Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5 smoothie jars
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Start your day with a nutrient-dense vegetable smoothie like this one, nourish your whole body, get energized and feel awesome all day long. Blend and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 4-5 frozen cauliflower bouquets
  • 1.5-2 avocados (skin and seed removed)
  • 1/2 grapefruit (peeled)
  • 2 slices fennel
  • 1/2 stick celery
  • 4-5 leaves spring cabbage
  • 2 bananas (skinless)
  • 1 red beet (peeled and cut big)
  • 1-2 tbsp frozen cranberries
  • 4 tbsp frozen sea buckthorn
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tsp pomegranate powder
  • 1 tsp dandelion powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley (optional)
  • 700 ml water

Instructions

  • Add everything into your blender, including water.
  • Blend on medium to high speed until texture looks smooth and creamy. If it looks too thick, add more water and blend for 10-20 seconds more.
  • Serve fresh or store in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Notes

  • Color: light pink
  • Texture: watery, creamy, easy to drink
  • Taste: sweet with a cauliflower aftertaste, nice to drink
Course: Breakfast, Smoothie
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Keto, Low-carb, Raw Food, Vegan
Keywords: avocado, banana, cabbage, cacao, cauliflower, celery, cinnamon, cranberries, dandelion root powder, extra virgin coconut oil, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, parsley, pomegranate powder, red beet, sea buckthorn
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.

5 Comments

  • kathy says:

    5 stars
    What an amazing smoothie! Love grapefruit!
    My favorite thing associated with making smoothies is the fact that I can enjoy a delicate snack or drink packed with nutrients.

    Love your website Marcel!

  • Mary says:

    5 stars
    Marcel, I’ve learned so much about making smoothies since I started reading your website.
    I can now declare that I absolutely am in love with making daily smoothies!

    Love,
    Mary

  • Erika says:

    5 stars
    I love grapefruit so when I found this grapefruit smoothie I was excited and some more!!
    It turned out exactly as described … full of wonderful nutrients and pink.
    I absolutely love the combination of plants such as grapefruit, cauliflower, beet and all the other healthy ingredients.

    Love from Canada!

  • Anja says:

    5 stars
    Trying this smoothie, I guess ai can say that I am happy with the results. It’s amazing overall bit I feel that too many ingredients were included.
    Looking forward to a slimmer version of this smoothie 😀

  • Betina says:

    5 stars
    The nice photos were a seller for me so I gave it a try. And guess what? I LOVED IT.

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