Pump your body full of all the goodness citrus juice has to offer with this smoothie/juice combination that tastes simply amazing!!
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Why Do We Need A Citrus Juice Explosion Smoothie?
It's that time of year when all the bugs come home to roost and your body could do with a little pick me up.
I have been battling a cold for weeks now (seriously, it's been ongoing for about 5 weeks which is just ridiculous). It is one of those lingering bugs that I just can't shake - mainly because I am in the last trimester and my immune system is just not what it should be, plus my 4yo has just started preschool....and we all know what germs come home with them at the end of the day!
I feel like I have been slammed with every bug winter has to offer this year.
Enough is enough. I am kicking this bug in the butt.
I have been sipping on these citrus juice explosion smoothies for the past couple of days, and I can feel them doing wonders for my body.
It's probably a combination of the 'all in my head placebo effect' and timing etc but it can't be bad to be pumping your body full of this many awesome ingredients either, right??
What Produce Do We Need For a Citrus Juice Explosion Smoothie?
Living in Northern CA there is citrus everywhere at this time of the year, and having lovely neighbors that like to share their bounty means we always have a lot of produce to go round.
For this drink we are going to load up the blender (I use this one: Vitamix 5300) with:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
....and a couple of other bits and pieces to round it out.
Want To Add A Bit Of A Kick?
I like to add a little pinch of cayenne pepper to mine as I like the kick, but that is totally optional, and if you are giving it to kids you will probably want to pass on that (unless they are little weirdos like mine, and go gaga for spicy things).
Hope you love this super refreshing smoothie as much as we do!
It is definitely a little bit of spring in a glass and will cheer up those winter blues right away whilst giving your immune system that kick it needs to keep on keepin on.
For more smoothie inspiration check out these beauties:
Citrus Juice Explosion Smoothie
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 grapefruit, peeled
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 teaspoon ginger, peeled and grated
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon raw honey, preferably manuka if you can find it
- small pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Pop all of the ingredients into a high powered blender (I use a vitamix). Blend until everything is combined.
- There may be a bit of citrusy 'foam' on top when you serve. You can scoop this out or just mix it into the smoothie and enjoy.
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J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all says
Poor thing! I hope you feel better soon. 5 weeks is a long time to feel crummy. I love the combo of flavors in this smoothie. I am always a fan of coconut water and the honey thing always gets my attention. I will have to try this out soon!
Thanks! Definitely all better now, thank goodness. Hope you love it 🙂
I love the combo that you have going here! Perfect way to get over that cold! I can't wait to try this out for my next cold!
Hopefully you don't get one anytime soon 🙂
I love the vibrant color of these smoothies! I've been feeling so meh lately with my allergies and the way the temperatures have been jumping around here in NJ. I feel like one of these is exactly the pick me up I need! Plus, hello Vitamix. I'm kind of obsessed with mine! 🙂
Oh I know right! My vitamix is definitely the workhorse in our kitchen 🙂
Jessy @ The Life Jolie says
How vibrant this is! I have a Vitamix that I don't give nearly enough love to- I need to make this! I especially love the idea of adding that pinch of Cayenne pepper- yes please!!
Oh you need to give that vitamix some love 🙂 Mine is overworked and needs a break!!
I need this drink today! I woke up with a terrible cold and I need all the Vit. C I can get!!
Oh no, feel better Jenni!! This smoothie/juice definitely made me feel better when I had my colds - a nice little boost for the body.
Sarah @ Champagne Tastes says
This cold season has been the worst right!?! Mine was 3 weeks in, and then I wondered if it was partly spring allergies (in February? Is that possible?) Anyway I started taking allergy meds and I feel loads better now! But I'm adding this to my 'immune booster' arsenal!!! Love it! (And I'll take the cayenne please!)
Always the cayenne 🙂 I know, it has been the worst!! Mine ended up turning into a pneumonia which was super fun....but all on the mend now!!
I love that this has a coconut water blast in it! I also love the addition of numeric and ginger in it... I WILL be making this it sounds so good for me!
Coconut water is the best isn't it - I add it to pretty much every smoothie just for that little extra boost 🙂