It seems like everyone is doing it. Juicing is the current craze, but if you are unfamiliar with drinking your food instead of eating it, the whole concept may seem a little overwhelming. How do you know which combinations taste the best or have the most nutritional value? I was the same way. It took a couple of tries to find the right mixtures, but once I discovered them, I was happy to get my meal from a cup instead of a plate.
One way to get a big bang for your buck when making your own smoothies is by adding citrus fruit. Oranges, tangerines, limes, lemons and grapefruits all have a great deal to offer in flavor and nutrition. They’re a great source of vitamin C, which is good news for your eyes. This vitamin can lower the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. Not only that, but citrus fruit also have antioxidants and nutrients that could help you steer clear of cancer and heart disease.
This smoothie lets citrus shine while the strawberries and bananas round out the ensemble. It’s easy to put together for a breakfast on-the-go or an afternoon snack. The recipe is also simple enough that the youngest member of the family can help you make it—and then help you drink it.
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 3 tangerines
- 1 banana
- 4 strawberries
- Pour almond milk into blender. Add the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until smooth and enjoy!