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)
- juice and pulp from 1/2 grapefruit or blood orange
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 chopped fennel bulb
- 1 stalk organic celery
- 1 cup carrots scrapped and chopped
- 1 cup plant yogurt or milk
- 1 tsp camu camu powder - for Vitamin C (I use this brand)
- 1 tbs hemp hearts - for plant protein (I use this brand)
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.
Dee Dine is the recipe developer and writer behind Green Smoothie Gourmet. She shares her super healthy wholesome recipes on her blog and her Instagram that she feeds her family and friends. She gravitates toward recipes that are fast to create, plant-based, nutritious, easy, and use familiar ingredients. And chocolate is always a good idea! More about Dee.