Friday, January 18, 2013

Orange-Berry Smoothie

I know this picture is terrible, but I'm telling you....this smoothie is delicious!!  I found the recipe here.  The recipe says to remove the pith, but when I put oranges in smoothies, I remove only the orange peel part and leave as much of the pith as possible.  Because....

"The white part of the rind, including the pith, has nearly the same amount of vitamin-C as the flesh and contains sources of pectin. Pectin is a soluble dietary fiber with potential to lower serum cholesterol, relieve diarrhea, act as an immune system stimulant and as anti-ulcer agent.

The pith, part of the protection layer for the orange, contains high levels of fiber, anti-cancer agents and important bioflavonoids (an antioxidant). So next time when you have an orange, think twice about peeling off those healthy beneficial white piths."  source

Orange-Berry Smoothie

2 navel oranges, peel and pith removed, cut into chunks
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen raspberries

Directions:  Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.
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