Essential Oils Notebook: Grapefruit


It is officially warm, verging on hot, where I live. While I don't live in a tropical or subtropical environment, the heat of late spring and summer always makes me think of citrus - juicy orange wedges, lime marinades, icy-cold lemonade. While oranges, lemons, and limes are probably the most common citrus fruits, grapefruit is also a versatile member of the family. Grapefruit Essential Oil is no different. Derived from the rind of the fruit, it supports a healthy metabolism, clear skin, a sense of vitality, and much more.

Of course it also makes a great addition to many recipes.  Aren't these Pitaya Smoothie Bowls gorgeous? They super easy to make too! (Note: Pitaya is commonly known as Dragon Fruit and is a wonderful addition to a healthy diet.)

Pitaya Smoothie Bowl

(Recipe and image by doTERRA.)
For the Bowl:
  • 1/2 of a fresh mango, sliced into chunks
  • 1 1/2 fresh kiwis, sliced into chunks
  • 1 packet of frozen pitaya (Pitaya can be found in packets in the frozen section of many grocery stores)
  • 2 cups frozen fruit (we used strawberries, mango, and pineapple)
  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1-2 frozen banana(s), sliced
  • 4-6 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
For the toppings:
  • Chia seeds, to taste
  • Coconut flakes, to taste
  • 1/2 of a fresh mango, diced
  • 1/2 of a fresh kiwi, diced
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Add ice to thicken as desired.
  3. Pour into bowl or glasses and garnish with toppings to add flavor and nutrients.
  4. Enjoy immediately. 


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