Tropical Sunrise Immunity Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh mango, diced
  • 1 cup fresh papaya, diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons dried goji berries, soaked in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Instructions:

  1. 1. Begin by soaking the goji berries in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften them.
  2. 2. In a high-speed blender, add the diced mango, diced papaya, cooked pumpkin puree, and orange juice.
  3. 3. Drain the soaked goji berries and add them to the blender.
  4. 4. Add the Greek yogurt, chia seeds, honey or maple syrup (if using), and turmeric powder to the blender.
  5. 5. Add the ice cubes last to help create a chilled and refreshing smoothie.
  6. 6. Blend all the ingredients on high speed until smooth and creamy. If the smoothie is too thick, you can add a bit more orange juice to reach your desired consistency.
  7. 7. Taste and adjust sweetness if necessary by adding more honey or maple syrup.
  8. 8. Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve immediately. Enjoy your Tropical Sunrise Immunity Smoothie!

Health Benefits:

This Tropical Sunrise Immunity Smoothie is packed with nutrients that support overall health and boost your immune system. Mango and papaya are rich in vitamins A and C, essential for immune function and skin health. Pumpkin provides a good source of fiber and beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A. Orange juice is high in vitamin C, further enhancing immunity. Goji berries are known for their antioxidant properties, while chia seeds offer omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Greek yogurt adds protein and probiotics, contributing to a healthy gut. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, making this smoothie a powerful and delicious way to start your day.