As the winter chill sets in, what better way to embrace the season than with a vibrant, immune-boosting smoothie? Our Winter Citrus Smoothie recipe is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a powerhouse of nutrients, perfect for keeping you energized and healthy during the colder months.
Why Try a Winter Citrus Smoothie?
This two-part fruit smoothie recipe combines the spicy zest of a mango blend with the earthy goodness of a beet and raspberry mix. Each serving is a fusion of fresh orange and lemon juices, warming spices like turmeric and cayenne, and the natural sweetness of fruits like mango, raspberries, and blood oranges.
Fruity Smoothie Health Benefits
The Winter Citrus Smoothie recipe is more than just delicious, it's also packed with ingredients known for their immune-boosting properties. The Vitamin C-rich citrus fruits, anti-inflammatory turmeric, and antioxidants from the beets and raspberries make it an ideal breakfast to keep the whole family healthy all winter long.
Preparation Tips for the Perfect Smoothie
As we know, convenience is key. This smoothie recipe is designed for simplicity and quick preparation. Blending the mango and beet mixtures separately not only preserves the distinct flavors but also creates a visually appealing layered effect in the glass. Garnish with chia seeds for an extra nutritional boost.
Winter Citrus Smoothie Recipe
Makes: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Spicy Mango Smoothie
- 2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
- 2 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
Beet Raspberry Smoothie
- 1/3 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 medium raw red beet, peeled and chopped
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 2 blood oranges, peeled and segmented
- Honey, to taste (optional)
- Chia seeds, for garnish
Add orange juice, lemon juice, frozen mango chunks, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and grated ginger to the blender in the order listed. Blend until completely smooth. Taste and add honey, if desired, until sweetened as you like. Divide between two glasses.
Rinse out the blender and blender top.
Add pomegranate juice, beet, frozen raspberries, and oranges in the order listed. Blend until completely smooth. Taste and add honey, if desired, until sweetened as you like. Divide between the two glasses. You can use a spoon to gently swirl the two smoothies together.
Top with chia seeds, if desired. Serve.