I have never understood why clementines are only available in huge bags – who can finish a 2 lb. bag in a reasonable time period? Well, I was bound a determined to do so. I added this delicious winter fruit to salads and snacked on them by themselves, but a smoothie is the perfect vehicle for transforming these little guys into something more indulgent, not to mention packing a powerful vitamin C punch during cold season. If your protein powder is unflavored add vanilla extract, or better yet vanilla bean seeds. This drink would be even more awesome with coconut oil or butter, but I have yet to figure out how to add either of these to frozen items without it seizing up. Any brilliant discoveries on that matter please let me know . . .
(Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, vegan option)
½ c unsweetened coconut milk or soymilk
2 clementines or 1 naval orange
½ frozen banana
1 scoop Miracle Whey Vanilla Protein Powder or 1 serving VEGA energizing smoothie – Vanilla Almondilla
1 c ice
Puree everything in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Drink immediately.