Today’s Smoothie: Mandarin Orange and Sage

If an Orange Julius at the shopping mall had a healthy dose of leafy greens, this would be it!


Mandarin Orange and Sage Smoothie, by Veganbythebook

MAKES: 4 ½ cups (about 1060 ml)


  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut water (I used C2O brand)
  • 3 tablespoons hemp seeds (Where d’you get your protein?)
  • About 1 tablespoon fresh sage leaves (7 leaves plucked from my garden)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, peeled and broken into chunks
  • ½ head green leaf lettuce (looks like 3 cups)
  • 4 Satsuma mandarin oranges, peeled and pulled into a few pieces


  • Add all ingredients to the jar of a high-speed blender and process until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Enjoy!

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