Hello Healthy Grocery Girls and Fellas!
Today we are chatting all about citrus, plus I am sharing with you a delicious and simple Creamy Almond Orange Smoothie!
Did you know that most citrus is in season during the fall, winter and spring months, not summer? Did you know that there are different orange, lemon and grapefruit varieties? Did you know that one medium orange provides 130% of our daily value of vitamin C, however 2 clementines (which is one serving) provides 290% of our daily value of vitamin C?! Eating real food such as fresh produce is one of the best ways to increase our intake of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients to boost overall health. Citrus is one plant-based food that is packed full of nutrients and so versatile. After watching today’s Healthy Grocery Girl Show video you will know more about the different varieties of citrus, how to select and store citrus and how to make my Creamy Almond Orange Smoothie!
Creamy Almond Orange Smoothie
- 1 medium banana
- 1 navel orange
- 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 20-30 seconds. Enjoy!
Boost the protein in this smoothie by adding plant-based protein powder!
Meyer lemons are available year-round and are a cross between a lemon and an orange or mandarin. Meyer lemons are sweeter tasting and have less acidity than a traditional lemon. This makes them perfect for lemon-based desserts!
Moro oranges are in season January through mid-April. I love how bright red, almost maroon in color Moro oranges are on the inside! You can tell a Moro orange apart from other oranges due to their blush red exterior.
The navel orange is probably the orange most of us are familiar with. They are in season November through May and are a good source of fiber, not to mention they just taste delicious!
Cara Cara Orange
Cara Cara oranges are known as “The Power Orange” because they have more Vitamin C than a regular orange. In fact just one Cara Cara orange has 150% of your daily value of vitamin C! Cara Cara oranges are in season December through March.
The Pummelo fruit is so much fun! It is the largest of all citrus fruits and sometimes referred to as the “Chinese Grapefruit”. The Pummelo is in season mid-October through May. I love Pummelos because they are less acidic than a grapefruit.