This Creamy Citrus Ginger Smoothie is the perfect refreshing drink! Made with coconut milk, fresh ginger, and Summer Citrus from South Africa!
Have you ever had one of those weeks where it feels like nothing is going right? That is a silly question, I am sure you have at some point.
That was this week for me. I just could not get a handle on things. The thunderstorms we had pass through caused me to shift my photography schedule around – I prefer to shoot in natural light. But because I slacked off last week (coming back from the 4th of July holiday was tough!) I already had a pretty tight schedule for this week. I really didn’t have much wiggle room. I suppose this is the universe’s way of telling me to stop procrastinating. I rearranged my schedule for the week at least three times, trying to figure out what days I would have the best light to work with, and what tasks I could afford to hold off on. Thankfully it all worked out but I felt like a hot mess! A lot of
messy klutzy days in the kitchen, stained t-shirts, unidentifiable food on my arms until the evening hours, multiple trips to the grocery store in two days time… It has been one heluva week.
But then I look back at this week and I try to shift my perspective from “this week was terrible” to “okay, that wasn’t so bad.” Because honestly, it was fine. Sure things didn’t go according to plan but when do they? It has taken me a while to shift my perspective in those situations sooner rather than later, but boy does it make a huge difference. I could have let each day build up with negativity and overwhelm but instead I took each day one hour at a time. And now here we are! It is Friday and I am feeling F I N E. Can you relate?
It helps that I am sharing this citrus ginger smoothie with you all today that is definitely brightening my mood. I can still smell the citrus lingering from my messy kitchen. What is it about citrus that is so uplifting? I’ve been diffusing this citrus oil blend in my office and I just love it.
So what do we have here today? A CREAMY citrus ginger smoothie that basically tastes like a healthy creamsicle! I much prefer creamy smoothies over icy ones so I had to throw some coconut milk in there as the liquid for this smoothie recipe. And want to know what is really great? This recipe is just THREE ingredients: navel oranges + coconut milk + fresh ginger. Super simple and so refreshing!
We’re also using Navel Oranges from Summer Citrus from South Africa in this citrus ginger smoothie recipe. Did you know the U.S. market receives citrus from South Africa in our summer months? The U.S. and the South African growers work together to provide the best quality citrus for consumers.
Often times we wander through the grocery stores picking up our produce, not really giving a second thought to where some of the produce comes from. I love partnering with these brands and sharing them with you too – it has made me so much more aware of not only the logistics but the people and families behind the farms! You can read more about their orchards here.
Swing into Summer
AND Summer Citrus from South Africa is giving away an awesome summer prize pack to Fit Mitten Kitchen readers!
Here is what you’ll win:
- One MIER 18L Large Soft Cooler Insulated Picnic Bag
- One Cool Coolers Slim Lunch Ice Packs – Set of 4
- One Citrus Zinger 36oz Fruit Water Infuser
- One “The Popsicle Cookbook: Ice Pop and Popsicle Recipes for 50 Delicious Frozen Desserts”
- One Zoku Classic Pop Molds
This Citrus Ginger Smoothie could totally be made into popsicles too!
Either way you choose to enjoy this smoothie, it is a healthy and fun way to get in your does of Vitamin C. Not to mention the fresh ginger in there that does the body all kinds of good!
- 2 Navel Oranges, peeled and segmented
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 1" cube fresh ginger, skin removed and chopped
- 1 cup ice
1. Add all of the ingredients into blender – make sure your oranges are segmented if you prefer a more pulp-free orange juice.
2. Blend until smooth. Add more ice or liquid for desired consistency.
Feel free to add additional ingredients such as: protein powder of choice, greens (will change color), turmeric, etc.
Recipe can be easily doubled for popsicles. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze 4-6 hours. Run popsicle molds under warm water until popsicle releases.
Making this recipe? I would love to see it!
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