It’s one of those rainy spring mornings again. To wake up, I made an antioxidant-packed smoothie bursting with fresh citrus and ginger. If you’re fighting a cold, I read that you could also add a small amount of cayenne pepper to the smoothie. I’m not sure if I’m that daring in the am. 🙂 If you give the cayenne a try, let me know.
Good Morning Smoothie
Yield: 1 Smoothie Prep Time: 10 minutes
2 medium navel oranges, sliced
1 grapefruit, sliced
1/2 inch of peeled, grated ginger
3-4 ice cubes
*pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
1. If using an electric citrus juicer, juice the oranges, grapefruit, and 1/2 a lemon. Add the grated ginger, citrus juice, and ice cubes to the blender. Blend until smooth and drink immediately.
2. If juicing by hand, place a fine mesh sieve over a large measuring cup with a spout. Squeeze the citrus by hand. Add the grated ginger, citrus juice, and ice cubes to the blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!