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Citrus smoothie in a mason jar




Immunity Smoothie

 
6 ounces coconut milk (go with full fat as it’s the good kind of fat!)
1 Halo, Ruby Tango or whatever citrus appeals
1/2 small banana
1/2 - 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 large carrot, peeled and grated
1 scoop unflavored protein powder (optional: I am loving Vital Proteins collagen peptides)
1 tablespoon raw honey
 
Throw all ingredients into a blender and blend. Enjoy! Perfect when you feel a cold coming on.




Fresh citrus smoothies
Perishables

04/04/18



Spring is here, thankfully. It’s been one of the worst flu seasons of record and I, for one, am happy to see the winter go. Lack of fresh air, regular exercise and good produce makes for a tricky time of year as far as illnesses go. Plus, we’re all so ready for warmer weather. With the promise of warmth on the horizon, I stop craving soups and start wanting refreshing food instead. 

Nothing is more refreshing than citrus. It’s a great time of year for clementines — and you should see them popping up in your grocery store. The Halos from California are actually mandarins but who really cares what they’re called when they taste so good! I’ve also been loving Ruby Tangos, another kind of mandarin bred in Sicily, according to the New York Times. They are orange on the outside and red like a blood orange on the inside. They’re sweet but not too sweet. 
For the most part, citrus is amazing to eat as is. Just peel it and gobble it up. Or you can enjoy them, as I have, in smoothies. 
The immunity-boosting power of citrus is absolutely perfect for a smoothie. You get so many important nutrients in an incredible, hearty beverage that will keep away those late-winter, early-spring colds for sure. Enjoy my recipe and use whatever fresh citrus looks best at the market this week.
— Allison Willson Dudas 





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