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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