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RED IS THE NEW ORANGE! 28 Feb 2013

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I love Blood Oranges.  They're petite, sweet and high in Vitamin C.  Unlike other citrus fruits, blood oranges contain anthocyanins, which is the same red flavonoid pigments that give blueberries their intense color and amazing antioxidant properties. This smoothie is so fresh and it tastes like spring to me.  If you use 1/2 of a Lithe Foods cold pressed mojito, you'll also get the benefits (and the flavor) of coconut water, green tea, pineapple, mint, lime and ginger.  Enjoy!

Lauren's Red is the New Orange Smoothie
makes 2 servings

1/4 avocado
1/2 banana
1 blood orange, peeled
1/2 Lithe Foods Mojito (or 1 cup pineapple + 2 cups coconut water)
1 cup kale, chopped

Sweeten with a little bit of agave, honey, or coconut sugar simple syrup if you wish.  Then, mix all of the above + ice in a high speed blender (Vitamix), until smooth.

Images via Lauren

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This is a timely post! I just picked up a bunch of blood oranges at the grocery store last weekend (who can resist that color?) and am trying to find ways to incorporate them into my diet. So far: mixing them with grapefruit supremes and as a topping on salads, with the juice as part of a homemade vinaigrette. Now I'll try this smoothie- can't wait!

I just made a variation on this (minus the banana and used grapefruit instead of blood orange.) It was awesome! Thanks for the tip!

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