This orange juice ginger and turmeric smoothie is the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack to get a great source of immune supporting nutrients into your system. But most of all, it is beyond delicious and easy to make!
Starting the day of with a smoothie is not only a great way to get the kids amped for the day, but an excellent way to get essential nutrients into the family before we start our day.
And along with our morning vitamin regimen I love being able to get something whipped up quickly that helps support our immune systems during the winter months and throughout the whole year.
100% orange juice provides key nutrients such as Vitamin C, folate, potassium, thiamin, and vitamin D (in fortified juices) to help support the immune system.
And while the kids love drinking Florida OJ on its own, turning it into a quick healthy smoothie is a great way to introduce them to other flavors as well.
100% orange juice has a unique polyphenol called hesperidin which may have a number of benefits to the immune system including helping to fight inflammation.
Also, 100% orange juice can help support hydration since it contains 90% water and several electrolytes (potassium, calcium in fortified juice, and magnesium in smaller amounts) to aid in fluid balance.
These are just a few things that keeps my fridge stocked with Florida Orange Juice year around!
But in the winter months, combining Florida Orange Juice with other immunity supporting ingredients in this Orange Juice Smoothie is a great way for me to get the kids going in the morning.
It gets them excited to get their nutrients, and Mom and I have peace of mind knowing we are all getting immune supporting nutrients in our system.
I don’t know about your kids, but it can be below freezing outside and they’ll still want to eat something cold like a smoothie!
But I mean, out here, we are lucky to get below 60 F. So smoothies are a year around treat for us!
This orange juice smoothie has a little kick from the ginger and turmeric – which neither of my kids even noticed.
I offset it with a drop of vanilla to give these a fifty-fifty bar twist – so that with the combination of Florida OJ took the stage and really won them over!
Immune Supporting Orange Juice Smoothie
- 16 oz 100% orange juice
- 1 cup ice
- ½ cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 oz ginger peeled
- 1 tsp turmeric optional
- 1 tbsp honey
- In a blender, add 100% orange juice, ice, yogurt, ginger, turmeric and honey. Optionally you can add a couple drops of vanilla as well.
- Blend for 60 seconds. Serve in 8 oz portions and enjoy!