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Super Sunrise Sunburst Smoothie

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Super Sunrise Sunburst Smoothie
This recipe for my super sunrise citrus smoothie is perfect during the peak citrus months. It has a golden base of grapefruit, orange/tangerine and lemon, topped with apple, greens, ginger and a pinch of cayenne. This drink offers an ultra-energizing, liver-cleansing, refreshing sunburst to your day. I call this my peak performance wake-up drink during citrus season. As always, please make sure all your ingredients are organic.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 orange, tangelo or tangerine
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 apple
  • 1” knob of ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pinch of cayenne
  • 4 leaves of kale, chopped

Preparation:

Peel and slice the grapefruit, orange and lemon and place in the blender. Chop the apple into 1-inch chunks and add it to the citrus along with the ginger root. Blend the fruit, adding ¼-1/2 cups of filtered water if necessary.
Add the kale and cayenne and blend until very smooth. Drink immediately.
Serves 1-2
Variation: Use ruby grapefruit and a Cara Cara orange or tangelo, and eliminate the kale. This will create a zingy, tart-sweet and rosy cocktail. If you don’t like the pulp in smoothies you can make this as a juice instead.
Copyright 2011 by Jen Hoy

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