superfood sunshine smoothies

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Happy almost new year! I don’t know about you, but I’m sure ready to start eating a little bit lighter and brighter. And of course, “healthy” in my book doesn’t mean bland and boring… quite the opposite.

In the middle of winter,* I find myself craving bright orange and red foods… so here’s a sunny smoothie I made with oranges, goji berries, bananas and almond milk. And for a¬†healing kick: a bit of ginger.

Cheers to a healthy new year!

*Austin winter isn’t real winter, but I get cold anyhow.

superfood sunshine smoothies

Yield: 2 smoothies

superfood sunshine smoothies

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas (frozen, ideally)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup original Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • juice of 1 medium orange, plus some zest
  • 2 tablespoons goji berries
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated ginger, or a splash of ginger juice
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds (optional)
  • handful of ice

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients and adjust to your liking.
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44 comments

  1. Yum! I usually crave a trip to Florida during the winter and this smoothie seems like it’d definitely satisfy that craving! :)

  2. Power packed smoothies are a favorite of mine. They’re such a good way to get great nutrition and taste like a treat. This recipe looks delicious. I’ll be adding this to my repertoire!

  3. I like the spicy warmth of ginger in drinks;; maybe it could be my asian taste buds but ginger is main ingredient I could not live without.

    The combo of fruits you have used here will be a winner on the 1st of jan 2014 (if you know what i mean)

  4. dana from minimalistbaker.com on said:

    Beautiful smoothies! John and I were thinking of you and Jack this week. Hope all is well in your world!

  5. Smoothies in the morning are great! I try to have one every day. This one looks beautiful.

  6. See now, if you lived in Miami, you’d miss out on cozy weather but we have your bright colors covered all year long. Looks beautiful.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      ha, well I moved to Austin for exactly that reason, not quite as sunny as Miami, but a far far cry from Chicago winters :)

  7. Ashley G on said:

    I just made this for New Year’s morning. It was the perfect thing to balance out the wine I drank last night!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      ha, glad you liked it!

  8. I have a smoothie every morning but have yet to try this combination. It looks like summer in a glass. Yummy

  9. Eva from evaetsandra.com on said:

    I discover your blog for the first time and I like it! Your pictures are very nice and your recipes looks so good!

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  11. anaisbrewstea from anaisbrewstea.wordpress.com on said:

    this smoothie looks so yummy! Very wintry!

  12. I’m not usually a smoothie in the winter time kind of girl, but this smoothie looks so good it might change my mind. And I love all things ginger!

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  15. Erin Helgerson from livingandlovinginla.com on said:

    We are huge fans of Almond Breeze in this house! What a perfect way to use up all of those oranges we received for Christmas as well…what perfect timing!

    Happy New Year!

  16. Ashley from edibleperspective.com on said:

    What a fun smoothie combo! I never add ginger to smoothies [only juice], but I’m loving the idea.

  17. Marie from latassefumante.com on said:

    I just discovered your blog through Pinterest as I was in search for healthy yummy smoothies :) Guess it is my lucky day ! Your recipes are creative and your photos are brilliant : you’ve got a new fan ! Wishing you a happy, healthy and yummy new year :)

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Thanks Marie! Happy new year to you to – & welcome!

  18. Katrina on said:

    Thank you for posting. This is a beautiful, healthy smoothie for the new year! I substituted chia seeds for hemp, which thickened it up a bit, and I gave it a squeeze of lemon for brightness. I’ll definitely be adding this one to my rotation! Goji berries in a smoothie? Genius! Stay warm, from -15 in Chicago.

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks, so glad you liked it! Brave girl, making smoothies while it’s freezing out!

  19. Alethea on said:

    great recipe!
    with the goji berries should they be soaked beforehand or do we just chuck them in the blender dry?

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      Hi Alethea – it worked for me either way in the Vitamix. If you have a regular blender, I would maybe soak them. (I’ll add that note into the recipe, thanks)

  20. Madeline from imupintheair.com on said:

    OMG I want these right now! They look so good. I eat paleo so I am loving your site and all the pretty pictures. I want to try like 15 of your recipes already.

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  27. Susan Maccarelli from peckedtodeathbychickens.com on said:

    Found you on bonbon break…This looks so yummy! I will definitely be trying it! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. What a beautiful drink! With that bright orange color, it sure sounds like a perfect drink to start a day!

  31. Jessica on said:

    I just discovered your blog by your kale pesto recipe. Love your blog! Beautifully designed and your recipes are so easy to follow!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      thanks – so glad to hear!

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