Orange is the New Green (Smoothie)

In honor of today's release of Season 2 of Orange is the New Black (eeee Crazy Eyes!), I present to you a delicious orange smoothie (no oranges, though) that I made this week.

This smoothie is not only replete with vitamins A & C (hello, antioxidants) and fiber (hello...digestion hehe), but also has ginger, which is a great anti-inflammatory and debloater. Not to mention all the electrolytes from the coconut water. It's a great energizing way to start the day.

Now, don't get me wrong, I am ALL about me some green smoothies (Reens Greens, duh), but we gotta change it up once in a while, amiright? 

I love my smoothies to be slushy, so I chopped the carrot and apple, and peeled the grapefruit the night before I made this, and put them in a bag in the freezer, but you don't have to freeze beforehand. You could just add some ice, or not. Totes your preference. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 medium apple, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 grapefruit, peeled
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger
  • 2 tsp raw honey (optional)
  • 6 oz coconut water
  • 6 oz plain water

Preparation:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. If you don't have a fancy shmancy blender, that's fine too; it might just take some extra liquids and a few whirls to get it to a good consistency.

Note: *If you freeze your ingredients the night before, you may need to add additional water to get things going.

I hope you try this one out for yourself, and feel free to kick up a notch, maybe with some cayenne (metabolism booster) or turmeric (another anti-inflammatory spice). Too bad my sleepy brain didn't think of those sooner! I had this after a workout and paired it with a hard boiled egg for a little boost of protein. 

And omg this day needs to end so I can binge watch Netflix in my PJ's already. Any other #OITNB fans out there?!