For the coldest months of the year, add a little sunshine to your routine with a Carrot-Ginger Citrus Immune Boosting Smoothie. It comes together fast and is an easy way to start the day on a healthy note. #Vegan #GlutenFree #Smoothie #Vitamix
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Carrot-Ginger Citrus Immune Boosting Smoothie

For the coldest months of the year, add a little sunshine to your routine with a Carrot-Ginger Citrus Immune Boosting Smoothie. This turmeric smoothie recipe comes together fast and is an easy way to start the day on a healthy note. Vegan + Gluten Free
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot smoothie, turmeric smoothie recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 2 Servings (about 8 oz each)
Calories 251kcal
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean

Ingredients

  • 1 Navel or Cara Cara Orange or three small oranges such as mandarin or satsuma, peeled
  • 1 Thin Slice of Lemon , leave skin on
  • 2 Medium Carrots choped
  • 1 Banana sliced into chunks, frozen is preferred for extra creamy and chill
  • 1 inch (2.5cm) knob of Fresh Ginger make this 1 1/2" if you looove ginger, leave skin on
  • 3 Tbs Hemp Hearts or a small handful of preferred nuts such as cashews
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric* (see notes)
  • 1 C (235g) Water

Instructions

  • Into the pitcher of a high-speed blender (I use VitaMix) add the orange(s), lemon, carrots, banana, ginger, hemp hearts, turmeric and water. Start on low and increase speed up to high until all the ingredients are smooth.  About 45 seconds. Pour into a glass and top with a sprinkle hemp hearts. 

Notes

*I use ground turmeric in this recipe, but fresh can be used as well. Use 1/2" knob if using fresh.
I've read that a pinch of black pepper helps activate the turmeric. Feel free to add a pinch to this smoothie for a peppery kick!

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 10518IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 4mg