, ,

There’s something about the color orange that instantly awakens and revitalizes. This smoothie is packed with skin-loving vitamin C, vitamin B and beta-carotene, an antioxidant that converts into vitamin A in the body. The orange and apple give it sweetness and the ginger gives a nice bite.

Drink this yummy concoction a few days a week for glowing skin and say goodbye to yucky toxins and inflammation. Not only will your skin thank you, your digestive track will feel better too!

1 medium navel orange
1 small carrot, scrubbed
1-1/4 cups cold water
½ of a medium tart-sweet apple (e.g., Gala, Braeburn), roughly chopped
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

1. Peel the orange and break into segments.
2. Grate the carrot (makes it easier to blend in regular blenders; roughly chop if you have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix).
3. Place the orange segments and water in blender; puree on high speed until smooth. Add carrot; puree on high speed until smooth. Add the apple and ginger; puree on high speed until smooth.
4. Enjoy!