Spicy Citrus Sunshine Smoothie

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: July 19th, 2017 | Read time: 1 minute

Sip, sip, hooray! What’s got us celebrating? We can’t stop slurping this protein- and vitamin-C-packed smoothie. Whether blended for a revitalizing breakfast or a quick afternoon pick-me-up, the sweet citrus, ginger and spices will tickle your taste buds and pump you with nutrients and energy. Take a sip and see for yourself!

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2 oranges, peeled
1 grapefruit, peeled
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 drop food-grade lemon essential oil
1/2-inch piece of ginger
2/3 cup filtered water
1 tsp. turmeric powder
Dash cayenne pepper
Dash ground black pepper
1 tsp. Vitacost Olive Oil or Nutiva Coconut Oil
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1-1/2 Tbsp. freeze-dried strawberries
1 small garlic clove, peeled, optional


In a high-speed blender, process until smooth.