Things are a little crazy at the moment as I prepare my family to move from Bermuda back to the States. Keeping things healthy and interesting has been proving to be little challenging, to say the least! It is so easy to get stuck in a rut especially when everything gets so busy. Time to mix it up!! A new day, a new smoothie, a new color!
All that Vitamin C and Beta Carotene, how can you go wrong?? Not only is this gorgeous little smoothie super refreshing and nutritious, it is also a nice way to mix things up a little bit. I certainly love to celebrate all things green, but if you are going to eat the rainbow you need to add some other colors into the mix! And what a glorious color this smoothie is!
I listed some delicious add-ins at the end of the recipe. Any or all of them will pump up the nutritional value and taste! The cayenne is an especially sassy and surprising kick. The bee pollen is an excellent immune booster (and let’s face it, a nice color contrast when sprinkled on top :o) ).
All Things Orange
1 Banana (can be frozen)
2 cups orange juice (fresh squeezed it best)
1 1/2 cups pumpkin and carrot puree
1 cup mango chunks
1/2 cup – 1 cup strawberries
1 tsp bee pollen
1/4 tsp cinnamon
A sprinkle of cayenne
– Place all ingredients in the blender and blend away!
If you are using all fresh ingredients then you will want to add ice into the mix to make it refreshingly cold and the right consistency. Start with 1 cup and take it from there.
I usually keep puree in my freezer so that I have it on hand when I want to add some into a sauce or a smoothie. If you steam your veggies the night before and blend them, they will be a great temperature to add into your smoothie after having been in the fridge for the night. You can always make extra and keep in the freezer for the next time!
I hope you love it!
These two gorgeous loves definitely approved it!