With all the focus on greens, sometimes we forget the power of orange! Orange-hued fruits and veggies are loaded with beta-carotene, which the body can convert to the powerful antioxidant vitamin A to support our immune system, which also benefits our cardiovascular health and helps to fight cancer. Vitamin A also maintains the health of our eyes and reduces our risk of developing cataracts. With all these brightly coloured fruits and veggies you’re also getting a huge dose of vitamin C!
I like to add coconut oil to this recipe because beta-carotene is fat-soluble vitamin and also because coconut oil tastes amazing. Don’t worry; the healthy fats in coconut oil (MCTs) actually get used by our bodies, preferentially, as fuel.
For this recipe, I used frozen organic mango since it gives the smoothie a creamier texture, but fresh mango also works like a charm. The coconut water and oil give it a bit of a tropical vibe as well as helping you to load up on electrolytes to give you sustained energy and clear thinking through the day.
- 1 c coconut water
- 2 carrots (shredded makes them easier to blend)
- 1 c frozen mango chunks
- 1 orange (peeled and chopped into smaller chunks)
- 1 c of strawberries
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2-4 ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients well. Enjoy!