Megan and I recently visited a local juice joint and ordered the prettiest juice in the case, chosen because of the AMAZING orange color! Unfortunately, after just a few sips, I knew this juice was not working for me. I loved the taste but felt sick…Ugh! Megan thought it was delicious and seemed to have no problem drinking the entire bottle of sweet, vibrant, seemingly good-for-you JUICE. A perfect example of how EVERY BODY is unique and what is “good” for some doesn’t work for others. I set out to recreate this interesting idea but included all of the binding power fiber has to offer in my Rise and Shine Smoothie.
ORANGES…the perfect start to a great day!
Oranges are one of America’s favorite vitamin C rich fruits, however, many folks don’t know that much of the nutritional power contained in an orange comes from the flavonoid rich pith and peel. When using oranges in a smoothie, I typically cut away the peel, leaving as much of the white flesh as possible. I also include a little zest as well, giving my orange flavored smoothies more of that fresh citrus flavor we love.
According to NaturalNews.com – “When you peel an orange, don’t throw away the white part under the skin: Bioflavonoids help fight cancer and obesity.”
- 1 cup homemade almond milk (or any non-dairy milk of choice - unsweetened is best)
- 2 small whole oranges, peeled (leave most of the white pith in tact)
- 2 small carrots
- 1" piece of fresh ginger
- 1" piece of fresh turmeric
- 1 cup coconut water ice cubes
- 1 teaspoon maca powder
- Bottom: Raspberry Smoothie
- 1 cup homemade almond milk
- 1 cup raspberries, strawberries or combination of both
- 3 dried organic figs
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Add all ingredients for the Raspberry Smoothie (bottom layer) into your blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
- Add all ingredients for the Orange Smoothie (top layer) into your blender. Layer both smoothies in a pretty jar or glass and serve.
- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free
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