Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Orange Peel Green Smoothie

Yesterday I was looking at the Super Foods Rx website( I noticed when browsing through the list of super foods that oranges were listed. I also remembered that in Dr. Stephen Pratt's book Superfoods Rx that he mentioned that the peels of oranges had lots of nutrients. I made a green smoothie today for lunch so I threw in the peel from 1/2 orange. The orange peel made the smoothie tart, with a strong orange flavor. Very good!

Here is the recipe.

1/2 cup Cranberry juice
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
5 dates
2 oranges
peel from 1/2 orange
1/2 frozen banana
5 oz. frozen organic baby spinach
5 frozen brussels sprouts

Mix in a Vitamix or powerful blender until smooth and creamy.

Nutrition Information


kneecap said...

Interesting! So it wasn't bitter? I notice the peels seem to have oils in them. Maybe that's good for you too.

Howard Veit said...

I think Pratt said that the concentration of vitamin C in the peel is much higher than in the orange, but I'll double check. No, I didn't consider it bitter...a strong orange flavor though.

Anonymous said...

I ran across your site while exploring information on nutritarianism. I have 3 books from Dr. Furhman. I noticed you don't list your MANDI or ANDI scores. What do you think about those two tools? I have a Master's Degree and I can't even understand them. Weird.
B in Tucson

Howard Veit said...

The MANDI and ANDI are proprietary approaches to nutritional ratings. Some argue that since the system of rating is proprietary, it may not be entirely scientifically objective. Who knows? I use the these as general guidelines, but don't dwell on them. There are also other nutritional rating systems that may be more objective., for example.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree. It should be used as a guide only. Fuhrman doesn't really address variety much. According to his plan one could eat collards all day every day and have supreme nutrition. Collards are great, but they don't contain a whole spectrum of nutritants. Thanks for the link to nutridata. I've been using a program called sparkpeople. It is free and I'm sure not quite as comprehensive as nutridata. But, what you do is select the nutrients you want to monitor and set your consumption goal for each one. Then you just enter the foods you eat, the amount of exercise completed and the amount of water consumed. At the end of the day, you get an analysis of the nutrition consumed in conjunction with the exercise completed. It tells you if you met your nutritional goals and if you didn't, it gives suggestions.
thanks for the info,
b in Tucson