Blood Orange, Flax & Beet Smoothie - Gotcha Covered

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It’s blood orange season!

And while all our citrusy friends are known for being high in vitamin C and antioxidants—perfect for keeping your immune system strong on these cold early spring days—the blood orange takes the slot for our favorite citrus thanks to its beautiful red color.

The star of a colorful smoothie

This tart blood orange sipper gets a hit of sweetness and omega-3 essential fatty acids from Flora’s Flax Oil (US/CA). This premium organic oil provides omega -3 and -6 essential fatty acids that can aid in muscle development, gut maintenance, and support of cognitive health. Toss in a scoop of Red Beet Crystals (US/CA) and you can pump up that color even more while getting some extra vitamins. Want to make a morning of it? Add your favorite protein powder to make it a full meal and you’ve covered all your bases. Give it a go! Your body will thank you. Ingredients:
  • 2 blood oranges, juiced
  • 1 scoop Salus Beet Crystals (US/CA)
  • 2 tablespoons Flora Flax Oil (US/CA)
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1 scoop protein of your choice (optional)
  • ½ cup almond milk
Directions: Place all ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth and creamy. Garnish with blood orange wheel and enjoy!
Hillary Eaton is a Los Angeles based food and travel writer whose work has appeared in such publications as VICE, Food & Wine, Refinery 29, Complex and Los Angeles Times.