My Darling Clementine Smoothie for Eye Health

The Veggie Shake Team

Your eyes are one of your most valuable assets and a crucial tool for interacting with the world around you. So it’s only logical to find ways to protect your eyes from age-related damage and disease.

The My Darling Clementine Smoothie is a sweet and tangy way to do just that. Fresh clementines infuse this clementine smoothie with a dose of vitamin C, while carrots and pineapple offer nutrients key to preserving eye health. Plus, the bright orange hue is appealing enough to tempt both adults and kids. Serve this vitamin C smoothie for breakfast or blend up a batch to enjoy as an afternoon snack.

  •  Servings: 1 to 2
  •  Ready In: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks

  • 1 peeled clementine

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple

  • 1-inch piece fresh turmeric, peeled

  • 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • 1 1/4 cups almond milk

Instructions
  1. Add to your blender or food processor 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into chunks.

  2. Add 1 peeled clementine.

  3. Add 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks.

  4. Add a 1-inch piece fresh turmeric, peeled.

  5. Add a 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled.

  6. Add 1 tablespoon agave nectar.

  7. Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds.

  8. Add 1 1/4 cups almond milk.

  9. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

  10. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a pineapple wedge.

  11. Enjoy for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.

Health Benefits
  1. Carrots: if you want to protect your eyes from macular degeneration and other diseases, carrots are essential, thanks to the high beta-carotene content.

  2. Clementine: packed full of potassium, these vitamin-C-rich fruits help guard against dental inflammation.

  3. Pineapple: is another ingredient that protects against eye diseases while supporting clear vision.

  4. Turmeric: an anti-inflammatory, turmeric is known to promote healthy skin growth and defend against conditions like acne.

  5. Ginger: along with settling the stomach, ginger is believed to help stop the growth of cancer cells.

  6. Agave: benefits a healthy immune system while regulating blood sugar.

  7. Chia seeds: lower cholesterol levels and protect cardiovascular health.

  8. Almond milk: protein-rich almond milk protects the heart and encourages the growth of strong bones.

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