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Healthy Tangerine Julius Smoothie | Letty's Kitchen
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4 from 3 votes

Healthy Tangerine Julius Smoothie

Creamy tangerine and vanilla almond milk get a healthy boost from turmeric. Perfect for breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up beverage. Makes 3 cups--serves 2.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoothie, tangerine, turmeric
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups almond milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated tangerine zest
  • ¾ cup fresh tangerine juice
  • 1 small banana
  • 3 to 4 pitted dates
  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh turmeric, or 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 or 3 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

  • Be sure to include the citrus zest--the oil in the skin is essential to tangerine flavor.
  • Scrape the peel from fresh ginger and turmeric before grating.
  • A high-speed blender makes this smoothie the smoothest. I used a regular blender, which left tiny bits of date floating in the liquid. I didn’t mind the dates at all.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 326IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 1mg