Refreshing (Pink) Smoothie

A pink smoothie to recharge our energy on a hot summer day!

When the temperature rises we need to eat lighter, simple foods with plenty of water content. This smoothie is just the thing for a refreshing breakfast or a healthful cooler for a hot afternoon. It’s easy to prepare and it gives our body plenty of energy and refreshment.


– 1 grapefruit
– Half fresh fennel or a small cucumber
– 4-5 Japanese plums (loquat). This fruit is somewhat difficult to find in the UK; it’s popular in Asia but it can be also found in some Mediterranean countries like Italy where it’s called Nespola. Aesthetically it looks like an apricot but the flesh is more acid; the taste is a mix of peach, citrus and mild mango. All these fruits can be used as an alternative.


Peel the grapefruit and the Japanese plums, then wash the fresh fennel.
Chop everything into medium sized pieces and add to the blender – blend for 2-3 minutes. Pour the smoothie in a glass and sprinkle some goji berries and ground turmeric. Enjoy!

Sabrina Severi