5 Smoothie Recipes For Summer

  • By Leslie Myers
  • Published Jul 14, 2014
Photo: John David Becker

Orange-Vanilla “Creamsicle” Recovery Smoothie

Oranges contain vitamin C, which helps decrease inflammation. Lucuma powder, which has a smooth and creamy flavor, helps in healing, tissue regeneration, skin aging and inflammation reduction. Marrying orange and vanilla gives this smoothie a tasty balance of flavors.

8 oz milk or milk substitute
4 oz orange juice (freshly squeezed if possible)
1 tsp orange zest (grate rind of orange with grater or microplane)
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lucuma powder (can be purchased at health food stores)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I recommend the Vega Vanilla Recovery Protein Powder, which has 26 grams of protein per serving)
6 ice cubes
Pinch of sea salt
1-2 T agave nectar
2 tsp chia seeds (optional)

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