Super Orange Juice
 
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Serves: 2 large smoothies
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 banana, cut in half (optional)
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 cups mango, 1" chunks
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 orange, remove rind and cut orange into fourths
  • 1 half of the orange rind, cut into 1" chunks (you should have about 3 or 4)
  • 1 cup ice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add the ingredients as listed or recommended on your blender.
  2. I put my machine on "Smoothie" and hit start. For non-smoothie blenders, start slow. After about 30 seconds, turn the machine up slowly to high. Stop the machine and use a spoon to push items down towards the blades if needed. The smoothie should form a tornado for 30-60 seconds and you will know then it is ready.
  3. Add ice to make it colder. I always add ice especially if my ingredients are not frozen.
Notes
I really like Cara Cara oranges in this recipe for their texture and flavor. Any orange will do as long as it is juicy and looks fresh.
If you are purchasing just a few lemons or oranges for smoothies, consider buying organic ones. I am not a huge organic fanatic by any means, but it does make sense to try if you are buying them just for smoothies since the skin is being consumed.
Recipe by Whisk Together at http://www.whisktogether.com/2016/03/21/super-orange-juice/