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Healthy and Refreshing Orange and Pea Microgreen Smoothie

Introduction Icon Introduction:

Power up your day with a Brickell Micro Farms orange and pea microgreen smoothie.

orange and pea microgreen smoothie

Kickstart your routine before or after a workout with this vibrant and refreshing orange and pea microgreen smoothie. This recipe packs a punch of local Miami flavor thanks to the inclusion of fresh, nutrient-rich pea shoots. Bursting with vitamins, minerals, and protein, this smoothie is the perfect way to nourish your body and tantalize your taste buds.

Ingredients Icon Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter (natural with no added sugar or salt)
  • Add 1 tbsp. maca powder
  • Include 1 tbsp. wheatgrass powder
  • Mix in 1 cup almond milk (or another non-dairy milk alternative)
  • Sprinkle in 1 packed cup of Miami-grown pea shoots
  • 1-2 tsp. maple syrup (optional)

Instructions Icon Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Then, adjust the consistency to your liking by adding more milk or water.
  2. Achieving your ideal sweetness comes down to personal taste. Therefore, add the optional maple syrup bit by bit.
  3. Finally, pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Health Benefits Icon Health Benefits:

This smoothie is not just delicious; it’s also packed with essential nutrients:

  • Vitamins:¬†Pea shoots are a great source of vitamins A,¬†C,¬†and K,¬†essential for maintaining strong immunity and overall health.
  • Minerals:¬†They are also rich in iron,¬†magnesium,¬†and calcium,¬†supporting energy levels,¬†muscle function,¬†and bone health.
  • Protein:¬†The peanut butter and pea shoots provide a good amount of protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  • Antioxidants:¬†Wheatgrass and maca powder add a boost of antioxidants,¬†protecting your cells from damage.

Recipe Tips Icon Recipe Tips:

  • Using frozen bananas will result in a thicker and colder smoothie because of the density of the frozen fruit.
  • Add a handful of spinach or kale for an extra dose of greens.
  • Substitute the peanut butter with almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option.
  • Top with your favorite toppings, like granola, fresh berries, or chia seeds.

Support Local:

By using locally-grown Miami pea shoots, you’re not only supporting your local farmers but also ensuring the freshest and most nutrient-dense ingredients. Plus, with their vibrant green color and delicate flavor, pea shoots add a unique and delicious touch to this smoothie.

So, blend up the orange and pea microgreen smoothie and experience the taste of Miami in every sip! Remember to share your creations using #BrickellMicroFarms and #MiamiMicrogreens and tag @brickellmicrofarms on Instagram to show off your local love.

Enjoy this healthy and delicious recipe, and don’t forget to explore the variety of fresh, local microgreens available at Brickell Micro Farms!

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