The Luck Continues Smoothie

January 13, 2012

Author Notes: Day 3 of my quest to follow the blessings of abundant, ripe, affordable avocados in January in Montana into uncharted territory. For me, at least. Pink grapefruit establishes the base here, with notes of lime and a touch of salt. Cayenne blows a kiss to the honey. Finish with a sprig of mint. boulangere

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled, suprême
  • 6 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
  • Juice of 1/4 lime
  • Pinch sea or kosher salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Fresh mint sprig
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. To suprême any citrus fruit, all you need is a sharp knife. A dull one will just make a mess of things and discourage you. First, remove both ends of the peel right down to the flesh. Then stand the fruit on one end. Make a series of overlapping vertical cuts, following the curve of the fruit, from top to bottom. Cut right down to the level of the fruit. You want to remove ALL the white pith (it's bitter). Next, cup the fruit in one hand and hold your knife in the other. You'll cut between the membrane and the fruit, towards the center, on both sides of each segment. Each one should slide right out. Last, transfer the fruit segments to a blender or food processor. Be sure to squeeze the membrane ball really well to extract all the luscious juice trapped in it.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Purée until as smooth as possible. You'll see some tiny pink confetti. That's fine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  3. Pour into a pretty glass and garnish with a mint sprig. Take a sip. It's like an instant, if short, trip to a warm climate. One more day of winter down.

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Reviews (8) Questions (0)

8 Reviews

Midge January 15, 2012
Delicious! Congrats on your blog too. Looks great!!
 
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boulangere January 15, 2012
Thank you so much!
 
Soni's F. January 15, 2012
Lovely and refreshing!I'll definitely try this one!
 
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boulangere January 15, 2012
I hope you enjoy it. I've become addicted.
 
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boulangere January 13, 2012
I'm down to my last 1 1/2! This has been a blast. I'll never look at smoothies the same again.
 
TheWimpyVegetarian January 13, 2012
This looks wonderful, b! So healthy and refreshing. We drive home today and this might be my breakfast tomorrow. LOVE YOUR NEW BLOG, The Solitary Cook :-)
 
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boulangere January 13, 2012
Thanks so much, CS! Have a safe trip, hopefully we'll meet up next month. The blog is a baby yet, but it's growing. Thank you for the inspiration!
 
TheWimpyVegetarian January 13, 2012
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. And yes, I definitely hope to hook up next month!