Winter Citrus Smoothie in Grapefruit Bowls

Recipe and images by Alyssa Ponticello, Sugar & Cloth.












  1. First, make the grapefruit “bowls”. Slice the top third (or fourth, depending on the size) off each grapefruit (feel free to snack on the tops or save them for garnishes).
  2. Run a paring knife around the edge, loosening the fruit. Then, use a serrated spoon/grapefruit spoon to gently remove the fruit and juice.
  3. Continue scraping out the insides until most of the fruit is removed (they don’t need to be perfectly cleaned out), give the “shells” a quick rinse under warm water and then pat them dry with a paper towel.
  4. You will need the fruit and juice of one grapefruit for the smoothie recipe, but the rest can be saved for snacking or other recipes.
  5. To make the smoothie, add the fruit and juice of one grapefruit to a blender, along with the oranges, bananas and coconut milk.
  6. Blend on high until smooth, about 50-60 seconds. If the smoothie is too thick, add more coconut milk or grapefruit juice. If the smoothie is too thin, add more frozen bananas.
  7. Immediately pour the smoothie into the grapefruit bowls.
  8. Jazz them up with the toppings of your choosing!


4 Grapefruits
1 Large orange
1 Large blood orange
2 Frozen bananas
1/4 cup Coconut milk
Toppings: cashew pieces, granola, coconut flakes, goji berries, bee pollen, chia seeds, banana slices, flowers, orange slices, etc