Shoutout to all my people who can’t stomach really insanely sweet smoothies. Most smoothie recipes are packed with super sweet fruits, or an addition of bananas, agave nectar, etc. It’s just not for me. When I have a smoothie it’s for the soul purpose of getting the nutrients I need and STAT. Enter: Winter Citrus Rose and Mint Smoothie. This super-quick drink is your companion for the winter months. Because girl, I have been dragging! Pull-myself-up-off-the-ground TIRED.
Last year, I posted this smoothie as a smoothie bowl, but to be honest, I’ve never end up using it as a bowl. It’s becoming hard to justify dirtying up extra dishes. When you count the extra time it takes to make it look pretty for IG stories, well then, no thanks. Let’s keep things simple, Karlee. Let’s get back to basics.
The bowl morphed into a smoothie, and I am forever grateful. This is me, giving you permission to not care about snooty things like smoothie bowls, extremely tall cakes, pizza slices as big as our faces, and all the ridiculous things Instagram makes us do. GUILTY.
But don’t mind me as I dress these guys up with rose petals, fresh mint, and beet root powder. I like making things look pretty, okay?
Let’s talk additions to this smoothie, because we can’t leave good enough alone.
If you have some, you could add:
A scoop of Acai powder — YUM
A scoop of protein powder — Bob’s Red Mill Vanilla Protein Powder, might I suggest
A scoop of wheatgrass powder — because that healing power is whoa
A handful of spinach or kale????? — that green color
I’ve frozen a few individual smoothie servings in baggies in my freezer. Because lately, it’s taken all the energy in the world to roll out of bed, fix last night’s pony tail, wash face, and go. Doing this prep has helped me get the good stuff I need to face the day. I just throw the frozen contents in my Vitamix® Blender (highly recommend), add Rose Tea (this is the brand I love), and emulsify.
Just sit back and let all those good things run through your veins as you conquer your day! Actually, I can’t promise this will be the cure-all for you. I can promise that it tastes good, and you’ll get a serving of fruit and veg. Long term benefits are, like, WHOA.
Winter Citrus Rose and Mint SmoothiePrint Recipe
- 2 blood oranges
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango
- 5 leaves of fresh mint
- 1/4 cup rose tea
- Rose petals, mint leaves, and beet root powder for garnishing
Peel the oranges and cucumbers, and place all ingredients into your blender or Vitamix®. Blend until smooth. Add more rose tea as needed one tablespoon at a time to reach your favorite consistency. Garnish as desired with rose petals, mint leaves, and beet root powder.
Make the rose tea ahead of time. Cool before using. Keeps in your fridge for about a week.