I think I’ve said it a million times before, but I am obsessed with smoothies. I love that I can pack them with nutrition, and whip them up in just minutes. Plus they taste great!
This is the one I’ve been having lately. I like to put so much fresh ginger in it that my ears pop. That’s right, my ears pop—no joke. Side note: I wouldn’t put it in your smoothie, but you can get oil of oregano in capsules, and I highly recommend that if you’ve been wishing your ears would pop lately. I’ve heard that oil of oregano can deplete your good gut flora though, so after a round of it I always go crazy with the probiotics and homemade yogurt. But back to the smoothie…
I make these extra peppy by adding lemon and orange zest. Like the ginger, it’s really up to you how much to use. Start with a teaspoon of each and go up from there. I add the hemp seeds for protein so I’m not hungry again five minutes later. You can’t really taste the hemp with all the citrus.
Creamy Green Citrus Smoothie
1 grapefruit, peeled, seeds removed
3 small oranges, peeled, seeds removed
1 lemon, peeled, seeds removed
3 leaves of rainbow chard, washed, stems removed (substitute a handful of spinach if you can’t get the chard)
1 to 2 inches fresh peeled ginger root (the more you put the spicier it will be)
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup water
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp orange zest
Puree everything in the blender. Taste and add more zest or ginger as desired.