Orange, Turmeric & Goji Berry Blend with Chilli

| 21 April 2015

This simple, delicious smoothie deserves some serious attention. And here’s why:

You know how orange juice gives you that sugar rush and potentially knocks your blood sugar levels out of balance?
Blended oranges are a lot gentler on your system, they release their sugars slowly – meaning you have more energy for longer without unbalancing those blood sugar levels.

Using as much pith as possible means that we are taking all the medicinal compounds of the orange (up to 5 times more vitamin C and bio-flavonoids essential for vitamin C absorption).

Combining them with goji berries, which are rich in beta carotene, protein, and vitamin C (among many other nutrients), ensures that you boost your immune system as well as taking care of your eyes and nervous system. Adding a little bit of oil to your blend ensures that your body is able to absorb carotenoids and use them right away.

Finally, fresh turmeric is one of the most powerful immune-boosting, anti-oxidant packed medicinal-foods and is anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and totally health and life-promoting.

Can you see how a simple smoothie just turned into a mega medicinal powerhouse?

Besides all this nutritional richness, the color is pure sunshine, and, as you might already know, drinking sunshine makes you totally happy. Tested and proven.

Enjoy and start introducing this amazing blend to your daily or weekly smoothie menu:)

 

Ingredients:

(serves 2-3)

  • 700g peeled sweet orange with extra pith (no rind)
  • 250ml spring or filtered water
  • 15g fresh turmeric
  • 60g organic goji berries
  • 1 punnet of raspberries (optional)
  • 2 TBLS olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder or fresh chili of your choice

 

Method:

Peel the oranges, leaving as much white pith as possible (all the goodness is in the pith, baby!) and add to your blender or nutribullet. Roughly chop turmeric and blend with goji berries, water, and chili. Blend till all the ingredients are well incorporated. Add raspberries and olive oil, whiz gently, and serve.