Hot and Sour Orange Smoothie

Even though it’s cold outside, I’m still drinking my detox smoothie for breakfast every morning. I just feel so much better when I start my day off with a healthy infusion of fruit, vegetables, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, protein and the ever-important ingredient: water!

As much as I like change, I still prefer to eat the same thing most mornings. I just don’t want to think too hard about breakfast, unless it’s a special one like Christmas morning or when my kids are in town. So, I’m perfectly happy to eat the same old blueberry smoothie I’ve been making for years. Sure, I’ll sometimes throw in a slice of ginger, a piece of beet, or some fresh fruit that needs to be used up. But it’s basically the same smoothie.

Well, today was different! I decided to really go in a different direction, focusing on winter oranges and a little cayenne pepper to heat things up!

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Hot and Sour Orange Smoothie
You will need a powerful blender like a Vitamix, Ninja, or NutriBullet. This smoothie is a beautiful blend of hot, sweet, sour, and cold! It's packed with vitamin C, bioflavonoids, quercitin, vitamin B, potassium, protein, and good fats, along with ginger and cayenne to aid digestion and metabolism. Although this is listed as 1 serving, it could easily serve 2.
Course Beverages
Cuisine Health Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Beverages
Cuisine Health Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
person
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Peel orange, leaving a good amount of the white pith on the orange. Place in blender. (You could even add a small piece of the rind if you want.)
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Taste and add more lemon juice, ginger, or cayenne, to taste.
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