As temperatures heat up, one of our favorite treats to enjoy here at Murad is a delicious, nutritious smoothie. Superfood Chef Julie Morris created this refreshing smoothie that we highly recommend.
Sweet and tropical with a hint of spice, this smoothie’s secret is using a chili powder made exclusively from red chilies — not one that is a blend of other spices like oregano and garlic, which are too savory for smoothie purposes. If you can’t find a pure chili powder, use a fresh, de-seeded red jalapeño pepper instead.
Mango Chili Smoothie
Makes two 16-ounce servings
- 2 ½ cups frozen mango chunks
- 3 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons dried goji berries
- 1 teaspoon chili powder (see note above)
- 1 ½ cups apple juice
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- sweetener of your choice, to taste (optional)
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Add sweetener, if desired.
Superfood Boost: Add 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for extra fiber.
Excerpt from Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-Dense Recipes by Julie Morris.