Yes — it's a morning dose of Sunshine!
For this fresh and tangy citrus treat, I used kefir. In addition to being rich in vitamins and minerals, kefir's probiotic properties make it great for digestion and gut health. And the collagen, nut butter, and chia seeds bring more fibre, protein, and healthy fats to the mix!
Side note: If you’re not a kefir fan, this smoothie also works well with coconut milk.
To make 2 servings, blend together until smooth:
2 cups peeled diced fresh oranges (or frozen for a thicker smoothie bowl)
1/2 to 1 frozen banana (use half if prefer less sweet and more tangy or substitute 1/2 to 1 cup steamed-then-frozen cauliflower)
1 cup coconut kefir (or substitute coconut milk)
1 to 2 Tbsp cashew nut butter or 1 Tbsp coconut butter (omit if using full-fat coconut milk)
1 Tbsp white chia seeds
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
1/8 to 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and a pinch of black pepper (optional)
a couple drops of pure orange extract or orange zest, adjusted to taste (optional)
Lakanto monkfruit sweetener, pure stevia, or raw honey (nonvegan), adjusted to taste (optional)
optional toppings: chocolate granola, diced dark chocolate, frozen clementine segments, golden berries, or your choice of toppings