Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

I have went through 30 pounds of grapefruit making this smoothie everyday for the last 2 weeks, it’s really that good! Just like most of my green smoothies, this one came around by accident. I was getting low on my fruit supply, but wanted to stay committed to my resolution to have a green smoothie everyday in January. So I used what I had, even through I thought it might be weird.

As it would turn out pineapple and grapefruit is a great combination, and it’s perfect for green smoothies. Both pineapple and grapefruit are really awesome at cutting through any green flavor. And because they’re both such strong flavors, I’ve been able to double and even triple the amount of greens I would normally put in a smoothie, yet it’s still sweet and delicious!

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

I’ve been using Ruby red grapefruit also know as pink grapefruit (there seems to be a lot of confusion in the labeling here) but any sweet and juicy grapefruit is perfect for this recipe.

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

I like to use a citrus reamer to juice the grapefruits for this recipe. You can peel them and put them in whole, but I’ve found that it makes the smoothie more or less bitter depending on the batch of grapefruit. The safest bet for an addictive smoothie is to juice the grapefruits, and you do get most of the pulp by juicing it this way.

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

For any green smoothie recipe, always put the juiciest ingredient on the bottom and the greens on the top. I don’t worry about picking out any of the smaller grapefruit seeds because the Vitamix pulverizes them.

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

And even though it comes out dark green, the taste is sweet and citrusy.

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

If you’ve been in a green smoothie rut lately like I’ve been, I hope you’ve found your new favorite here! And I’ll leave you with a few of my past obsessions in case you like a little variety in life, (unlike some people who are buying another 10 pounds of grapefruit tomorrow because I’m almost out again)!

Minty Pineapple Cucumber Green Smoothie

Ginger Pear Green Smoothie

Holiday Detox Green Smoothie

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie

  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 7-8 cups 1x


  • 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks, 1 1/4 pounds
  • 3 large pink grapefruits, 2 1/2 pounds
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 4 cups washed baby spinach, 4 ounces


  1. Place the pineapple chunks into a high powered blender.
  2. Cut the grapefruits in half and juice them, discarding any large seeds.
  3. Pour the grapefruit juice over the pineapple, then add the avocado and spinach.
  4. Blend until completely smooth.
  5. Serve immediately for best flavor. This smoothie keeps well for up to 24 hours, so you can easily make it the night before and take it to work.


You don’t have to use the avocado in this smoothie but I like to use it for 2 reasons. The first being that healthy fats help you absorb nutrients better, and the second reason is that it helps the smoothie to keep for up to 24 hours. Without the avocado the greens start to oxidize, and the flavor isn’t as good after 1-2 hours.


22 Comments on “Pink Grapefruit Green Smoothie”

  1. That is FASCINATING about the avocado and how it keeps greens from oxidizing!
    Looking forward to trying this

    1. This grapefruit smoothie does hold up pretty well for up to 1 day in the refrigerator compared to a lot of different combos I’ve tried, but I do have to say it always tastes better right away! I sure hope you enjoy it, and let me know if you have anymore questions!

  2. I’ve tried this combination for a smoothie it’s great, I love it. But if grapefruit is not available try limes lemons or star fruit, it adds a nice citrus tart sweet flavor as well.

    1. Thank you for the great suggestions! I rarely find starfruit where I live but I’ll be on the lookout to give that a try as well. 🙂

  3. Hey, love this..What can one substitute the grapefruit with? Not, easily available in Nairobi Kenya.

    Tender Rose

    1. Grapefruit has a unique flavor, but you could try oranges as well. I’m not sure what you have available, so maybe you could let me know what you have and I can try to figure out what would work best! 🙂

  4. Thought you might be interested in this…
    Mercola Lemon Curd Smoothie:

    ½ organic pineapple
    2 to 3 organic lemons
    1 banana
    2 avocados
    Handful of organic greens such as spinach or watercress
    1Tbsp. coconut oil

    Blend in blender.

  5. This looks delicious Kari! My husband’s captain just gave us a gaggle of fresh-picked grapefruit, and I’ve been looking for ways to use it all up. I might have to give this a try! 🙂

  6. I’m just loving all the green-ness of the smoothie if that makes any sense. So refreshing with the eye popping green. But my husband is a total sucker for grapefruit so I’ll be making this for him. Besides, maybe this smoothie will motivate him and I won’t have to nag him so much? Nah. Nevermind.

    1. The grapefruit makes it really refreshing, so I hope you’ll enjoy it! I love the crazy green color too, I used to think green smoothies looked kinda gross until I tried one, and now I love the color!

    1. I find the same thing sometimes that they can be a bit acidic/bitter depending on the batch. Sometimes the grapefruits I get can be quite sweet, but either way the pineapple really rounds it all out so I hope you enjoy it!

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