This mandarin orange green smoothie is super easy to make with only three main ingredients. There’s not much shopping to do.
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It seems that where ever we go there are bowls full of these beautiful sweet mandarin oranges. With their loose skin making them easy to peel, they are a simple fun treat for children too. They are an excellent source of vitamin c and they are also a good source of vitamin A and a source of B-complex vitamins. They reduce the risk of liver cancer and lessen the hardening of arteries, especially in diabetics. Mandarin oranges also help fight breast cancer and help reduce the risk of leukemia.
Kale is a great detox food that is full of fiber and low in cholesterol. It supports normal blood clotting, antioxidant activity, and bone health while nourishing the immune system.
Spinach was a superfood even before there was the term superfood. I’m referring of course to Popeye the Sailor Man. One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tornado of energy. Even without Popeye’s recommendation, spinach contains more nutrients per calorie than any other food on the earth. It is loaded with vitamins like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals and is a good source of omega 3 fatty acid.
Avocado is bursting with lots of health benefits and is so strongly associated with fertility and aphrodisiacs that the Aztecs would lock up virgin daughters during avocado harvest time to keep them safe. Read the details and check out the infographic on this wonderful Superfood. Some people avoid avocados due to their high-fat content. Most of us know by now that avocados have the kind of fat that actually helps you lose weight!
Strawberries are considered to be one of the healthiest fruits. They are packed with antioxidants, lower blood pressure, and protect your heart. Also, full of essential vitamins and minerals, and are also sodium, cholesterol, and fat-free.
Unregulated chemicals in tap water are not good for us! Most of us already know that our tap water is filled with unregulated chemicals! And many of us always filter it before drinking it. I have for decades.
Here is the water filter I am using and very happy with it. The only way to remove fluoride is to use a reverse osmosis system and some are better than others. When I did my research this is the one I decided on.
APEC Water System, 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System
Mandarin Orange Green Smoothie
- 2-3 mandarin oranges
- 1 cup kale or baby spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- a few strawberries optional
- filtered water
- Peel the mandarin oranges and place them in a blender.
- Blend the mandarins till liquefied.
- Next, add the strawberries and avocado until fully blended.
- Add kale or spinach slowly until blended in.
- Add just enough pure water to be able to add more spinach.
- Blend till smooth; use the liquefy button on the blender.
- Drink your smoothie immediately for the best health benefits.
Find out more about the healthy ingredients I used: Mandarin Oranges, Kale or Baby Spinach, Avocado, Strawberries, Clean waterSometimes what I do is make a double recipe and put the extra in a jar in the fridge for tomorrow. I know it is not as healthy to do that but sometimes I need something quick with no prep.
Try these delicious Green Smoothies with lots of greens and delicious fruit:
Green Smoothie Blueberry/Apple Pudding – A green smoothie pudding is so good to eat. Green smoothies are easy to digest as they are blended into very small particles. Also, the fact is digestion begins in your mouth so better to eat than drink. Green smoothies are full of nutrients and are a complete food with lots of fiber too.
Alkalizing Apple Green Smoothie – This alkalizing apple green smoothie is so easy to make. It can be a very healthy breakfast or a tasty snack. It is simple to make with all alkalizing foods.
Green Smoothie with Peanut Butter and Banana Start your day with a green smoothie with peanut butter and notice a difference! This is a very simple smoothie with fresh spinach, banana, peanut butter, and coconut milk. It is full of vitamins, minerals, and even protein!
Strawberry Peach Green Smoothie – This strawberry peach green smoothie recipe is filled with healthy superfoods which means it is full of health benefits. It is super easy to make too.
Delicious Winter Grapefruit Green Smoothie – How about having a colourful grapefruit green smoothie for breakfast filled with nutritious greens, grapefruit, orange and flax seeds? Being warm, it is great for the winter and also helps with weight loss. This nutritious smoothie is very filling too.
Green Raspberry Smoothie/Pudding – This green raspberry smoothie pudding is so tasty. Also, it’s a very healthy smoothie. It is a tasty pudding! No… It’s WHATEVER YOU LIKE!
Papaya Kiwi Green Smoothie –This papaya green smoothie is so easy to make and tasty too. Also, it is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, and is rich in dietary fiber and pectin. This smoothie is full of very healthy ingredients.
Delicious Grape Green Smoothie – This grape green smoothie is sweet, filled with healthy ingredients, and very filling. It makes a great breakfast to start your day.
Enjoy a delicious ‘Pear Green Smoothie’ for breakfast or an afternoon snack. It is full of superfood ingredients so it is very good for you.