Healthy Blend of Zesty and Flavor Bursting Ingredients
You can have your metaphorical cake and eat it too with this Rosemary Orange Green Smoothie! The blend of vegetables, fruits, herbs and nuts is full of deliciousness and nutritiousness that will surprise and delight your senses. It may look healthy, but it tastes more like a dessert in a glass. It’s too good to resist. Check it out.
Spinach is one of the most nutrient-rich superfoods. This dark green leafy vegetable is loaded with high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium. It’s packed with powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant compounds that help fight many diseases including cancer and heart disease. It’s a powerhouse food that helps support a healthy immune system, bone health and much more.
Avocados contains 20 vitamins and minerals which put it on the list of healthiest foods to eat every day! They have so many health benefits that some call avocados Earth’s most perfect food. The primary benefit of avocados come from their high Omega3 fats that keep our hearts healthy and our blood sugar levels stable. In addition, avocados help strengthen the immune system, maintain a healthy digestive system, and much more.
Rosemary is known to help improve digestion, enhance concentration and improve memory. Further, rosemary helps slow down brain aging, and may offer other forms of brain protection. Rosemary contains anti-oxidant compounds that help fight free radicals, protect against cancer and macular degeneration, a serious eye disease in older adults.
Mulberries contain high amounts of iron and vitamin C, as well as potassium and vitamins E and K. Rich in plant compounds such as anthocyanins, mulberries have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help fight and reduce the risk of many diseases.
Cashews are a good source of potassium, folic acid, and vitamin E, vitamin K and vitamin B6. They are rich in minerals such as copper, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium, all necessary for normal bodily functions. Heart healthy cashews help reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure. Packed with antioxidants, cashews help fight and lower risk of many diseases.
Mushrooms, one of Nature’s premier superfoods are loaded with nutrients, anti-oxidants, and more. These mighty fungi are rich in B vitamins such as riboflavin (B2), folate (B9), thiamine (B1), pantothenic acid (B5) and niacin (B3) and Vitamin D. Mushrooms are an excellent source of many essential minerals such as selenium, potassium, copper, iron, and phosphorous. They also contain Choline, an important nutrient that helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory.
MCT oil is a supplement that contains fat with medium-chain triglycerides with many potential health benefits. Some of these health benefits include better brain and memory function, lowered blood sugar levels, and lowered cholesterol levels. MCT oil can also help provide sustained energy, reduce food cravings and help with weight management.
Orange juice, rich in vitamin C, provides the citrus flavor that gives this smoothie its tangy punch. The spinach, raw cashews, avocado, white mulberries, and mushroom powder blend perfectly with the orange juice resulting in zesty burst of harmonious flavors.
Coconut water is both an extremely healthy and a delicious natural source of hydration, based on extensive research in animal studies. It’s possible that coconut water has anti-oxidant properties that may help prevent diabetes, prevent kidney stones, and support heart health. Further research on the benefits of coconut water is ongoing.
Zesty Energy Boost Full of Deliciousness and Goodness
This Rosemary Orange Green Smoothie is an energy boost full of deliciousness and goodness that is irritable. It’s loaded with dense superfoods, mixed into a luscious silky smooth texture that’s bursting with zesty citrus flavors. It’s ideal for a quick and easy breakfast, an energy boosting snack or anytime treat. I hope you give it a try– it’s good food that is good for you.
Smoothies are great companions for getting our daily requirements of healthy fruits and vegetables. Nutrition experts around the world agree that consuming liquid food helps improve overall digestion and nutrient absorption. So drinking smoothies makes it easier to break down and more readily absorb nutrients.
Enjoy and Live Well with Zest!
Written by Bev Hope
Reviewed by Board Certified MDPrint
Rosemary Orange Green Smoothie
- Yield: 2 16 oz servings 1x
- Category: Drink
- Method: Vitamix/Blender
- Cuisine: Smoothie
- dried white mulberries 1/4 cup⠀
- raw cashews⠀1/4 cup
- baby spinach⠀3 cups
- mashed avocado 2 Tablespoons
- orange zest⠀1 teaspoon
- minced fresh rosemary⠀1 1/2 teaspoons
- mushroom powder 1 Tablespoon
- fresh orange juice⠀1 1/2 cups
- MCT Oil⠀1 Tablespoon
- coconut water ice⠀2 cups
1. Add everything but the ice to the Vitamix.
2. Blend until smooth. ⠀
3. Add the ice and blend until frosty and smooth.
3. Pour into glasses. Garnish with rosemary, and orange zest. Don’t forget to save some rosemary for the garnish. ⠀
Experiment with a variety of oranges, choose organic.
Can also add a cup of fresh organic mushrooms.
Keywords: Smoothie, Green Smoothie, Orange, Rosemary, Vitamix, Blender,