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This grapefruit smoothie is lusciously light and refreshing! Blend up this simple healthy puree in minutes and it tastes like a treat.

Grapefruit Smoothie

Here’s a healthy drink that will take you by surprise with its light, refreshing flavor: this Grapefruit Smoothie! The name might sound like a boring health food, but it’s anything but. This lusciously fruity puree tastes a like a combination of sorbet and ice cream: bright and zingy from the grapefruit, tropical from the pineapple and creamy from the banana and yogurt. Our 4 year old could not stop sipping it, if that says anything! This one surprised us with its pleasantly creamy flavor.

Ingredients in this grapefruit smoothie

A grapefruit smoothie can be made a myriad of ways. Some people like to segment the grapefruit and throw it all in the blender, but to us that takes much too long. Instead, squeeze out some fresh juice, combine with other fruits and enjoy! Here’s what you’ll need for our spin on a grapefruit smoothie:

  • Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit)
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Banana (room temperature)
  • Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup ice

Blend it up, and give it a taste: it’s lusciously creamy and citrusy! If you like a sweeter smoothie, you can add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey. But we liked the flavor as is without sweetener.

Want more drinks with grapefruit? Try Grapefruit Juice or Grapefruit Soda.

Grapefruit Smoothie

Why to add the yogurt

Greek yogurt is ideal for smoothies: it adds a creamy texture to the puree and a good dose of protein to fruity purees. Don’t have the Greek variety? Try plain yogurt instead! This would also work with a sweetened yogurt like vanilla if that is all you have.

Variation: vegan grapefruit smoothie

Want a dairy free grapefruit smoothie instead? Omit the Greek yogurt, and add more grapefruit juice as necessary until the smoothie blends up into a creamy puree. We’d also recommend adding more protein, especially if you’re eating this smoothie as a meal replacement. Keep reading for ideas!

Grapefruit Smoothie

Other protein adders

Want to add more protein to this grapefruit smoothie? Typically we’d recommend nut butter, but that would compete with the delicate citrus flavor here. Instead, try one of the following options:

More fruit smoothies

Love a great fruit smoothie? Here are a few more tasty purees to try:

This grapefruit smoothie is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free. For vegan, plant-based and dairy-free, omit the Greek yogurt.

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Grapefruit Smoothie

Grapefruit Smoothie

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies 1x


This grapefruit smoothie is lusciously light and refreshing! Blend up this simple healthy puree in minutes and it tastes like a treat.


  • ¾ cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (from 1 grapefruit)
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 ripe banana (room temperature)
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt; omit for vegan*)
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary and adding a splash more grapefruit juice if necessary to blend. Serve immediately, or store up to 2 days refrigerated.


*Omit for vegan, and add more grapefruit juice as necessary until the smoothie is creamy. Also consider adding a protein replacement like vanilla protein powder or chia seeds.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Grapefruit smoothie

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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