This power smoothie is packed full of antioxidants and perfect for a pre-workout jolt of energy.
I know– green power smoothies are all the rage right now. But don’t neglect all the other nutrient-dense colors– like yellow! All brightly colored veggies and fruits get their hues from their nutrients– phytochemicals and antioxidants that protect us from cancer, heart disease, diabetes and more. Orange and yellow fruits and veggies contain carotenoids.
Each antioxidant gives us a different health advantage. Orange and yellow fruits and veggies contain carotenoids which are especially important for maintaining eye health.
Try to vary your colors throughout the week— instead of picking up tomatoes, red peppers and raspberries all in one week, make an effort to make your grocery cart look more like a rainbow to get a wider variety of nutrients.
Mango Citrus Power Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup mango chunks, frozen
- 1/2 banana
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 ice cubes
1. Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender. Pulse a few times and blend until smooth.
Want more smoothie recipes from Nutrition Awareness? Try our Cherry Almond Coffee Smoothie or Carrot Cake Power Smoothie.