This smoothie recipe rocks. It is full of rich nutrients with a refreshing and vibrant taste. Fresh cranberries are super potent and yet rather tart, so the grapes (full of resveratrol) and the banana and orange juice sweeten it up just enough.
The orange juice is full of vitamin C and electrolytes, the turmeric is powerful for inflammation and the ginger aides in digestion. Sunflower sprouts are known to be one of the most healthy foods you can eat. Their watery flavor balances this super sweet/tart/sour flavor into a refreshing vibrant flavor. Finish with pepper? You bet. Fresh ground pepper makes the turmeric more potent and gives this smoothie a new identify. Experiment as you like.
Orange Cranberry Smoothie
1 cup + fresh orange juice
½ cup raw cranberries
½ cup red grapes
1 sm chunk fresh ginger
1 sm chunk fresh turmeric
handful of fresh sunflower sprouts
1 scoop protein powder of choice (unflavored is best. A vanilla or stevia flavored powder will make it quite sweet. If it is too sweet you may want to leave out the grapes or the banana. It will all be good no matter what with these awesome ingredients.
Fresh ground pepper to finish!
Squeeze the juice from 2 oranges and then blend all the ingredients until smooth. Add ice and blend some more. Sprinkle fresh ground pepper on the top!
*I use plain unsweetened whey protein powder
Optional powder supplements:
ImmuneTree Colostrum 6
Whey protein powder