Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Grapefruit Breakfast in a Glass

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The last week has been an absolute blur. I left Tuesday for Denver to host the 6th annual FitBloggin‘ conference. It was a little bittersweet as I passed the torch to another organization to take over planning and logistics from now on, but I had fun seeing all my blog friends (whatever that means — they’ve been just friends for years now).

Being gone for a week always reminds me how much I enjoy preparing my own meals. Going out is great! Don’t get me wrong, but there’s something ultimately more satisfying about whipping something up in my own kitchen.

This morning after the gym I didn’t have many options. The Husband, of course, doesn’t stock the fridge the same way I do, but there were a few remnants from before I left. Most notably grapefruit and a carton of egg whites.

Grapefruit Breakfast in a Glass with Egg WhitesYou may think this smoothie idea is gross but I’m telling you, if you are a grapefruit fan it’s TOTALLY worth a try! Pasteurized egg whites are completely safe to consume without cooking and they are an easy way to add not only protein to your morning smoothies but a really fun texture.

The sunflower seeds add a touch of fat and a saltiness that balances out the tart grapefruit. It’s super light, tasty and refreshing, the perfect summer smoothie! Tomorrow I’ll be adding spinach now that I went to the store to restock.

Here’s what I did…

  • 1 pink grapefruit peeled and halved.
  • 6 tbsp pasteurized carton egg whites (92g)
  • 10g sunflower seed kernels (roasted and salted)
  • 2-3 ice cubes

Put the grapefruit, egg white and sunflower seeds in the blender. Process until smooth. Add in a few ice cubes and process again.


Grapefruit Breakfast in a Glass

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
180 5g 1g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
0g 1g 21g 13g

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    July 1, 2015

    This looks really good! I've never tried egg whites in a smoothie before. . .


    July 1, 2015

    Did you take the inside membranes out of the grapefruit? Or just peel off the skin? I adore grapefruit and this looks great!


      July 6, 2015

      I just peeled the skin and plopped it in whole!