Orange Goji Smoothie

Ingredients

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tsp baobab superfruit powder
  • 1 tsp camu berry powder
  • Goji berries (to garnish)

Don’t you just love smoothies? They are such a quick and easy way to boost your fruit and veg intake and taste amazing. All you need is a blender and faster than you can boil an egg, you have a grab and go breakfast or work-out drink! (Note, I didn’t say eat a bowl of muesli!).

This orange and goji smoothie is really delicious; it is fresh, zingy and so refreshing. Orange and goji are rich sources of anti-oxidants and so this recipe is great for the immune-system. (What a great way to fend off the cold and flu!).

To make this smoothie nutritionally dense, I have included ground flaxseed or chia seed, (for an added omega, fibre and protein boost), banana (an excellent source of potassium, vitamin B6 and anti-oxidants) and protein powder (I love plant-derived soya bean and pea).

Variations:

  • Run out of protein powder? You can substitute for silken tofu, steamed squash or cashews.
  • Include some fresh root ginger (a 2cm chunk).
  • Add 1 tsp lucuma powder as the sweetener instead of honey/ agave/ date syrup/ stevia.
  • Include 10 cashews for extra creaminess

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Instructions

  1. Throw all the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Whizz until smooth. Taste and adjust if required. This smoothie is sweet enough for my palate, but it you want it sweeter, you can add ½ tsp honey/ agave/ date syrup or a few drops of stevia.
  3. Pour into a glass. Decorate with a few goji berries and serve. Enjoy!