If you've been to the market lately, you've seen plenty of sweet oranges, grapefruits, tangerines and blood oranges…citrus galore! Change it up and trade out the standard orange with a red flesh of blood orange! This swap is especially satisfying when we learn of the beauty benefits that come along with this Mediterranean variant.
Superfruit power of vitamin C stimulates collagen production and anthocyanins, the potent antioxidants found in berries. Both prevent free radicals that cause premature aging and ward off disease-causing inflammation. Paired with cucumber and greens, this smoothie is bursting with nutrients.
Blood Orange Smoothie Directions: Fill blender with…
10 oz coconut water
1 blood orange peeled and seeds removed
½ cucumber peeled
½ frozen banana
2 tsp chia seeds
juice from ¼ lemon
Blend ingredients until smooth and enjoy your organic Blood Orange Smoothie.
Guest Recipe: BY LAURISA TRUEMPER