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Recently I have been craving smoothies, which tends to happen as soon as the sun starts to come out each year. This winter was really cold and snowy, we loved it at first then it got old really quickly! The snow has now melted and we are seeing some beautiful sun most of the days, though it is only around 50 degrees at most, it feels warm! A fresh fruit and veggie smoothie is a great treat regardless of the weather-here is one I have been loving lately. I highly recommend that you use a high powered blender and if you don’t have one, either cut your produce up more or gently steam it (then refrigerate) before blending, otherwise it will just take a long time to get to the right consistency.
You can alter this as you desire, as it is, you will notice that it’s definitely apparent there are veggies in it! This is how I prefer a smoothie most of the time. I think this one would be good if you add some pineapple and greens, like spinach or kale. I don’t tend to add greens without pineapple or mango-I think that the combo of the two makes drinking the spinach more bearable!
I personally leave the orange peels on most of the time for this. I have seen mixed reviews on eating orange peels-some say it is very nutrient dense and worth eating, and others say proceed with caution-due to the chemicals in most orange peels. I have made this smoothie with and without the peel, the end result is a significantly different taste. More bitter with the peel on, for sure, I usually don’t recommend you skip the coconut sugar when using the peel. Sometimes if I am peeling the orange I’ll skip the added sugar. All that being said, I prefer it with the peel, though it is a little bitter it tastes more refreshing to me.
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