If there’s anything I hate the most about winter (besides for unending inability to feel my toes and always wearing ice-conscious footwear), is all the colds that are constantly being passed around. In one winter, I usually get one cold/flu/something that takes over and renders me only able to lay on the couch, watch lots of Gilmore Girls or Parks and Rec and cuddle with my sweet cat for hours on end. This year, my sickness came in a more mild form, with a cold that stuck around for a couple weeks and just would not give up, even after lots of tea and naps.
Alas, this was part of the reason I just went ahead and took last week off from posting new recipes. I needed a bit of time to regroup after working a lot and giving myself a break, so I did and made this cold-fighting citrus smoothie along the way! I was actually super freaked out about turmeric at first when I started hearing about it. It’s orange, stains absolutely everything (I have the stained dish towels to prove it!) and kind of has the ability to make everything a bright yellow color. But, did you know that turmeric has all kinds of awesome superfood powers and is all around amazing for your body and immune boosting abilities? Combine that bad-ass spice with a healthy punch of in-season citrus and you have the perfect solution for that cold that just keeps dragging along. Put into a citrus smoothie, turmeric is the perfect compliment to the tart grapefruit.
Also, don’t worry, I have more of an indulgent recipe for those pretty grapefruits that are hanging out in the grocery stores right now. I’m taking my popular lemon bars and turning them into a winter citrus dessert that is perfect for your next baking project!
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Turmeric and citrus come together to make the perfect vegan immune boosting smoothie!
- 1/2 cup So Delicious coconut milk
- 1/2 vanilla bean (scraped)
- 1/2 of a grapefruit (peeled)
- 1 frozen banana
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/4 teaspoon dried turmeric
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. If banana isn’t frozen, add in a few ice cubes to make sure everything gets cold.