This sunshine smoothie is exactly like liquid sunshine! It is sweet, slightly tart, and full of all the good things. There is nothing quite like it to put a smile on your face first thing in the morning. This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Mojo Tree Farms, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PichuberrySuperfruit http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV
So I announced on social media that I started Whole30 a couple of weeks back. As a dessert and baking blogger, I was a bit nervous about it considering sugar is my life. I was expecting that I would end up craving all the sugar all the time, but honestly, it’s not been that hard and I am pretty proud of myself. Smoothies aren’t exactly a favorite of the Whole30 program, but I was in desperate need of something different from all the eggs. I’ve had about 36 eggs so far this month and it’s the most I’ve ever had at once…. and I am not even two weeks in. I decided to make a smoothie using Pichuberry puree to break things up and fell in love with this thing which I am officially dubbing the Sunshine Smoothie.
I made this sunshine smoothie using Pichuberry puree that I found at my local Walmart (you can go check your local Walmart store or use Walmart Grocery). What is a Pichuberry? It’s a berry native to the highlands of Peru and vitamin E, vitamin A, vitamin P, and the B-complex vitamins B1, B6, and B12. Just three ounces of this 3 ounces of this power fruit will give you 37 percent of your daily required vitamin A, 13 percent of your required niacin, 18 percent of your recommended vitamin C, and 39 percent of your vitamin D requirement. (Percent daily values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet, obv.) And a high content of phenolic compounds, which are a natural antioxidant. You can use it just like any other berry in your drinks and baking! I obviously love using the Pichuberry puree in my smoothies.
In addition to the Pichuberry which is sweet and slightly tart, I also used pineapples, mangoes, lemon, and a couple of kumquats. It’s so good, it puts an immediate smile on your face the moment you drink it. It’s like a tropical vacation in a glass that you can enjoy any time, any where. Can you tell that I am craving warm weather?
Yield 2 smoothies
A sweet tropical sunshine smoothie that will put a smile on your face from the very first sip.
1 medium frozen banana
2 pouches Pichuberry puree
1 cup pineapple
1/2 cup kumquats
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon ground tumeric
2/3 cup almond milk
Add all of the ingredients together into a blender in the order listed. Blend on high for two minutes. Enjoy immediately.