Here is a fantastic alternative to the usual glass of orange juice in the morning and much healthier too. If your OJ comes out of a bottle or carton it has vitamin C but few other nutrients because they break down within hours of the juicing process, so you are really just drinking a big glass of orange flavoured sugar.
Here we blend the oranges with spinach and avocado and so its packed with nutrients. Overall this smoothie has less natural sugar than a glass of OJ and balances that sugar with healthy fats from the cashew nuts and avocado – which also make it deliciously creamy!
This will make two glasses so share with a loved one or halve the recipe and enjoy by yourself.
Oranges – two, peeled
Avocado – half an avocado
Spinach – 3 small bunches of baby spinach (about 3 cups)
Cashews – 1/4 cup
Raisins or dried Mulberries – 1/4 cup
Orange zest – 1 teaspoon
Rosemary – 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary
Ice – 1 cup
Water – cold, 1 cup
Blend all ingredients except the ice for 30 seconds, then add the ice and blend another 30 seconds. You need a reasonable quality blender so this comes out smooth rather than full of chunks. Add 3-4 drops of Stevia if you want to sweeten it slightly.