Peter Pan and Tinkerbell, Batman and Robin, peanut butter and jelly—there are just some things in life that are meant to be together! Winter and vitamin C absolutely belong in this category! It’s easy to get run down as the weather gets cooler and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season starts to take effect. This warming smoothie is loaded with vitamin C to help keep you feeling your best throughout this busy time of year.
Not only is this ‘smoothie’ perfect for wrapping your hands around on a cold morning, but the hint of spice from the ginger and turmeric help to warm you naturally from the inside out.
We are loving this smoothie as a quick and cozy breakfast on cold mornings, and there’s nothing better than feeling on top of your game when life gets busy.
- Juice of 1 large orange
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1 large carrot washed and roughly chopped
- 1 tsp Sari Foods Natural Vitamin C Powder
- 1 tsp Sari Foods Organic Turmeric Powder
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey (optional)
- 1 cup boiled water*
- ¼ cup cold water
- Add the orange juice, ginger, chopped carrot, Sari Foods Natural Vitamin C Powder, Sari Foods Organic Turmeric Powder, lemon juice, maple/honey (if desired), ¼ cup cold water, and a splash of the hot water to your smoothie maker or blender.**
- Blend until everything is incorporated.
- Pour into a cup, stir in the rest of the hot water, and enjoy immediately.
*Vitamin C starts to degrade over time when exposed to heat. By incorporating boiling water last, right before you drink it, you significantly reduce the degradation of the vitamin C. If you want to maintain the full integrity of the Vitamin C, we recommend only using water that is heated to 118ºF—your smoothie will be warm, but not hot.
**Many blenders or mixers aren’t designed to take hot liquids, so we absolutely recommend blending the ingredients cold and adding the warm water afterward. Hot liquid may shatter your jug (if it’s glass), or if not, pressure builds up inside the container and all your liquid can explode out when you open the lid—very messy, and not to mention dangerous.