A bright morning citrus smoothie spiked with herbs and carrots to boost your immune system and energize your busy day. Made with two fruits, and fennel and celery, an interesting, flavorful smoothie.
A refreshing citrus smoothie that bolsters the immune system and more. Simple to make. Gather camu camu powder, carrots, grapefruit, and maybe a fennel bulb. Well, you don't really need the fennel, but it does add an anise flavor.
Why You'll Love This
Bursting with nutrition. The oranges boost the vitamin C, while the carrots provide beta-carotine. The other additions add more immune boosting power as well as detox and hydration power thanks to the fresh celery.
Bright flavor. The oranges, fennel and mango give this a bright flavor that I liken to a sunrise.
Perfect morning energizer. Vitamin C is like putting the pedal to the gas in the morning, and this smoothie has a ton. Not just from the citrus but also from the addition of camu camu powder.
Oranges - Just peel 3 oranges and toss them in.
Lemon Juice - to cut the sweet flavor
Mango - to add a creamy texture.
Celery - This delicious vegetable is full of nutrition including antioxidants, inflammation, and has an alkalizing effect.
Carrots - A powerful antioxidant and immune booster.
Fennel Bulb (optional) - A fresh vegetable that adds a fresh anise flavor that pairs with citrus very well.
Milk - I used dairy-free and frozen it first in ice cube trays for an extra frosty texture.
For added nutrition, consider adding camu camu powder and hemp hearts. Camu Camu has a citrus flavor and boosts the immune system, while hemp hearts are full of protein.
Steps to Make
Step 1: Freeze the milk, chop the fennel and celery, and peel the oranges.
Step 2: Blend all the ingredients into a frothy smoothie.
Boosters & Add-ins
Boost vitamin C. In the form of camu camu powder. This powered supplement found online or where supplements are sold is sky-high in vitamin C, more vitamin C than any other food. And vitamin C is known for its ability to balance mood, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Camu camu tastes citrus-y but can be bitter so add a teaspoon and taste before adding more.
Boost protein. My favorite protein boosters are hemp seeds and chia seeds. Chia seeds thicken so to keep this smoothie sipable, try hemp hearts.
Boost flavor. Fennel is optional here, but it pairs wonderfully with citrus, and adds a licorice flavor. It's also boosts nutrition with fiber and potassium, and is a strong antioxidant.
Importance of carrots. Carrots reduce the risk of cancers, are high in antioxidants to slow cell damage, and are actually a powerful antiseptic which kills bacteria that causes tooth decay, and can actually be used raw and mashed on open wounds to prevent infection, and balances blood sugar.
Vegan & Dairy-Free Smoothie. As are all my smoothies, this citrus smoothie recipe is vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.
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- 3 oranges or 2 cups of orange juice
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup celery chopped
- ½ cup carrots scrapped and chopped
- 2 cups dairy-free milk
- Chop off leaves and stalk of fennel bulb. Chop the white bulb in chunks. I usually use ¼ or ½ of the bulb in this recipe.
- De-string the celery and wash well
- juice 2 oranges
- Blend all ingredients, and taste test for sweetness. If you want it sweeter, add a bit more orange juiceServe chilled.3 oranges, ¼ cup lemon juice, ½ cup celery, ½ cup carrots, 2 cups dairy-free milk, ¼ cup fennel bulb, 1 teaspoon camu camu powder, 1 tbs hemp hearts