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5 seasonal smoothies

By: Enrique Gili on Sept. 15, 2012, 2:09 p.m.
Citrus Smoothie

Photo: Enrique Gili

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For winter: Citrus Smoothie

While orchards in the northern climes sleep, the South bursts with ample crops of cheery citrus. Mix it up with tangerines, tangelos and oranges.
 
Citrus Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 4 Valencia oranges, peeled and chilled
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk or whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey or light agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • Dash pure vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle orange zest, optional garnish
 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes plus refrigeration

 

Cooking directions

  1. Peel oranges using sharp chef's knife. Cut off each end. Hold upright and slice downward, removing skin and outer pith. Freeze 30 minutes.
  2. Combine ingredients in blender. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Yield: Makes 2 smoothies