Last Updated on September 30, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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My Creamy Citrus Power Boost Smoothie is an antioxidant-rich smoothie is more than a delicious treat, it’s a great way to give your body a boost of good nutrition.
There are a lot of different antioxidants out there. So, you may want to try one of these healthy breakfast smoothies.
How to Make an Antioxidant Rich Smoothie
Most of the time, when I hear about an antioxidant-rich smoothie, it’s loaded with berries because berries are high in Anthocyanins (an antioxidant). I love berries and we eat a lot of them in the summer, but they aren’t available as often during the winter months here in Vermont.
Antioxidant smoothie for skin
I decided to make this smoothie with Halo mandarin oranges because I can always use a boost of Vitamin C and mandarine oranges are high in both Vitamin C and Flavonoids (another antioxidant). These are both good for your skin. To give it even more antioxidant power, I also added some chopped Granny Smith apple since Granny Smith apples are also high in Flavanoids. If you happen to have berries on hand, you can certainly toss in some of those as well. Then, you’d have an antioxidant berry smoothie.
What else could I put in this smoothie?
This recipe is inspired by a pin I found on Pinterest. Once a month, a group of bloggers gets together to recreate a pin on Pinterest to make it our own. The original pin used peaches that are not available in my store in February. It also used a shake mix which I didn’t have on hand.
Instead, I substituted Greek yogurt and omitted the almond milk and the shake mix. Then I used a Halo mandarin and some chopped apple in place of the peach and left out the honey because it’s sweet enough already from the fruit. Then I substituted frozen banana for ice and added some fresh parsley for even more antioxidants.
Antioxidant rich smoothie tips
Make sure that you’re using a good blender or smoothie maker to make this. You’ll want something with power behind it to blend the frozen banana and the mandarin orange.
Antioxidant green smoothie
Green smoothies are all the rage right now because they are so good for you. So, if you want an antioxidant rich smoothie that’s green, why not add kale or fresh baby spinach. These are both very high in antioxidants and are a great way to switch up your smoothie.
More crafts and recipes
For more Pinterest remakes like this antioxidant rich smoothie, visit a few of my favorite bloggers:
- Thumbprint Flower Pot by Upstate Ramblings
- Strawberry Meringue Dream Clouds by A Day in Motherhood
- Baseball Subway Art Printable by Kids Fun Reviewed
- Tuna Noodle Casserole the Whole Family Will Actually Love by Views from the Ville
- Strawberry Mojito Cupcake Recipe by 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom
- Dr. Seuss Handprint Craft: Thing 1 and Thing 2 by Beyond Mommying
- Mini Irish Flag Fruit Skewers for St. Patrick’s Day by Baby Loving Mama
- Nail Polish Marbled Coasters by Style on Main
- Easy Breakfast Burrito Recipe with Potatoes by Roasted Beanz
- 1 Halo mandarin orange
- 1/2 cup chopped Granny Smith apple
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt, plain
- 1 handful of fresh parsley
- Place all ingredients in the blender.
- Blend on high until smooth.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 12gSugar: 57gProtein: 28g
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.