Gather carrots, grapefruit, and maybe a fennel bulb?
Well, you don’t really need the fennel, but it is fun, read on..
Carrots are cool because they also 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.
And Camu Camu powder is such an immune-booster since it carries more vitamin C than any other food, as well as ability to balance mood, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It’s a bit bitter though so stick to the measurement and perhaps taste-test and add a bit of orange or grapes, any fruit that sweetens.
Lastly the fennel, only a quarter of chopped bulb, but enough to impart all the nutrition of fennel – antioxidant as well as provider of fiber and potassium – and a slight tart licorice flavor.
Finally, by now you have read about the trending benefits of celery juice. Well, I’m all for adding new ingredients to my fresh smoothies, so in this recipe I have added a stalk of organic celery, stripped of strings, and freshly scrubbed. This adds inflammation nutrients as well as more. Celery is on the “dirty” list with the EWG.org so be sure to buy it organic. Now adding a stalk of celery is not juicing it which is said to bring on the more intense healing qualities. That recipe will come next!
Any season, enjoy this immune-boosting interesting smoothie!
And you might want to check out my Smoothie Ice Cube Concentrates recipes – make these smoothies ahead of time, freeze them in ice cube trays, put them in a glass the night before and blend in the AM! Easy Peasy Smoothie 101!
Citrus Fennel Camu Camu Smoothie (immunity booster, vegan, dairy-free)
- Chop off leaves and stalk of fennel bulb. Chop the white bulb in chunks. I usually use 1/4 or 1/2 of the bulb in this recipe.De-string and wash well the celery stalk.
- Blend all ingredients, and taste test for sweetness. If you want it sweeter, add a bit of orange or orange juice or even green grapes - any fruit that sweetens but adds nutrients.Serve chilled.
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in immunological nutritional studies and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.