Blended Grapefruit Limeade

Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

I was issued a KitchenAid challenge involving ice crushing and pureeing. That’s right, we’re talking blenders and smoothies. Or, in my case limeades! When you think smoothie, I’m sure the majority of you think strawberries, bananas and milk. Well, my smoothie is a lighter, tangier more refreshing spin on a smoothie that is perfect for summer.

Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

Weather in my neck of the woods is warming up nicely and on hot days, yummy cold drinks are mandatory. Typically, I will usually make lemonade and add ice cubes to it to make it cold but this time I thought I’d switch things up and blend grapefruit and lime juice together with some ice and simple syrup to create a whole new summer loving beverage. It’s basically just like a sweet and tangy slushy that is super easy to make. And, using the KitchenAid® 5-Speed Blender means no big ice chunks left over at the bottom of your glass. I have a serious pet peeve when I use a blender and can never blend those last few chunks. It just drives me crazy! But, lucky for me, this blender works perfectly.

Here’s how you make this Blended Grapefruit Limeade:

Start by juicing a whole lot of grapefruits and limes! You’re going to want 1 cup of ruby red grapefruit juice and 1/2 cup lime juice.

 Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

Pour those into the bottom of your blender.

Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

Then add in 1/4 to 1/2 cup simple syrup, depending on how sweet you want your drink to be.

Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

Last ingredient to add: a bunch of ice.

Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

Now, we’re ready to go!

Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

Using the liquify function, blend your limeade until it’s the consistency you want {think slushy}. You’ll also want to taste it too. If it’s too tart, add a little more simple syrup. If it’s too sweet, add in a splash of water or lime juice.

Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

Pour your blended limeade into some sugar-rimed glasses and drink away!

Crack out your KitchenAid® Blender and give this recipe a try. Not only is it easy to throw together, but your 5-Speed Blender will create this fabulous limeade in a snap. If you’re looking for a family-friendly, super simple drink, KitchenAid and I have got you covered!

Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

Blended Grapefruit Limeade

2 to 3 servings

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3-4 cups ice
Extra sugar for glass rims

DIRECTIONS

Bring granulated sugar and water to a boil. Cook 30 seconds to 1 minute or until sugar crystals are dissolved. Pour into a small bowl and refrigerate until cold.

Pour half of the chilled simply syrup, grapefruit juice, lime juice and ice into the bottom of the KitchenAid® 5-Speed Blender. Using the ‘liquify’ function, blend limeade until the consistency of a slushy; about 20 seconds. Taste. Add more simple syrup and/or ice to adjust to your liking. Blend again.

Rub edges of serving glasses with lime wedges and dip in granulated sugar. Pour blended limeade into glasses and serve immediately.

Blended Grapefruit Limeade Smoothies Recipe

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  • http://thelemonbowl.com/ Liz Della Croce

    What a gorgeous smoothie recipe!!

    • http://www.kitchenaid.com/ KitchenAid

      Thanks Liz! So happy you like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vicki.weaver.9083 Vicki Weaver

    need it to be diabetic friendly

    • http://www.kitchenaid.com/ KitchenAid

      Thanks so much for this feedback, Vicki. We will definitely consider including recipes and posts that can be used by all members of our community, regardless of allergies or special dietary restrictions.

    • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

      Hi Vicki, I believe that they do make sugar-free simple syrups (check Amazon if you can’t find it in your grocery store), so you could use that instead of the regular simple syrup!

      • http://www.kitchenaid.com/ KitchenAid

        Thanks so much for this helpful tip, Stephanie!

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  • Sheri Phillips

    Can’t wait to try it. Allergic to dairy so this will be a nice change from a coconut milk smoothie!

    • http://www.kitchenaid.com/ KitchenAid

      We agree, Sheri! It’s definitely a great new “spin” on the classic smoothie

  • Lynda Self

    It looks fabulous. Of course, Lauren always does a great job.

  • Nikki

    Such a beauty! I’ll definitely be giving it a try during this hot hot hot Mississippi summer! :)

  • Tanya Phillips

    Love this, looks so refreshing!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    What a perfect summer drink!

  • Ashley

    Just made this and wow, it was so good! Can’t wait to make it again tomorrow. :)

  • http://hipfoodiemom.com/ Alice Choi

    Looks delicious and refreshing! Can’t wait to try this limeade. . perfect for the summer!

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