goji pomegranate orange smoothie

I have my beautiful niece Ella Mae to thank for this smoothie!  She gave me this wonderful Christmas present…she knows me so well :)

"Superfood Smoothies" by Julie Morris

“Superfood Smoothies” by Julie Morris

I love this book!  It is loaded with useful information on different ways to pack more nutrition into every smoothie, essential superfoods to use and nutritional benefits of drinking smoothies!  The author also gives really creative ideas on how to jazz up the ordinary smoothie.  One of my favorite tips was to make “almond ice” by freezing almond milk in ice cube trays, brilliant!

The smoothie I chose to make today was the “pomegranate orange” smoothie.  It tasted amazing, gave me a quick burst of energy and is off the charts in ORAC value (the antioxidant level of foods) thanks to the pomegranate juice and goji berries.  To add a healthy dose of omega fatty acids I added two tablespoons of hemp seeds.

Goji Pomegranate Orange Smoothie

Goji Pomegranate Orange Smoothie

1 orange, peeled

2 tablespoons dried goji berries

3/4 teaspoon grated orange zest

2 tablespoons hemp seeds

3/4 cups pomegranate juice

2 cups of almond ice cubes

(To make almond ice: freeze almond milk using an ice cube tray)

dash cinnamon

~blend and enjoy!~

Thanks Ella Mae :)