Not Your Average Candy Corn Smoothie

The Veggie Shake Team

Most candy corn smoothies simply mimic the appearance of this iconic treat, but ours goes a step further by actually including a small handful of the candy itself. It also features three nutrient-dense fruits that science has shown can help protect against cancer. It’s fair to say this is Not Your Average Candy Corn Smoothie. After all, how often do you come across a Halloween smoothie that’s also an anti-cancer smoothie?

Plus, this smoothie gives you a dose of a health-promoting substance that rarely gets discussed: nostalgia. Science shows that eating foods you associate with happy memories of times gone by—like candy corn—can enhance your sense of social connection, boost your self-esteem, and even remind you of what truly gives your life meaning.

Give our candy corn smoothie recipe a whirl and let the taste of this healthy Halloween treat take you back in time.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 blood orange, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup mango chunks, frozen

  • 1 cup raspberries

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 1/4 cup candy corn

Instructions
  1. Drop the peeled, sliced blood orange into the canister of your blender or food processor.

  2. Follow that with 1 cup of frozen mango and 1 cup of fresh raspberries.

  3. Pour in 1/2 cup of orange juice.

  4. Top it all off with 1/4 cup of candy corn.

  5. Blend until smooth, paying particular attention to the pieces of candy corn.

  6. Fill up a glass and let the memories wash over you. Top with more raspberries and candy corn if you wish!

Health Benefits
  1. Blood orange and orange juice: the primary health benefits of both fruits have to do with the plentiful amounts of vitamin C and folic acid they contain. Vitamin C helps your body carry out tissue repairs and speeds wound healing time, among other things. And folic acid, also called vitamin B9, can help prevent heart disease and some kinds of cancer.

  2. Mango: this juicy and delicious fruit is loaded with antioxidants, including quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid, and methyl gallat.These compounds have been shown to lower your odds of developing colon, breast, leukemia, and prostate cancers.

  3. Raspberries: rigorous scientific testing indicates that the ellagic acid found in red raspberries may prevent cancer by inhibiting abnormal cell division. Raspberries also offer up a significant dose of quercetin, which has exhibited anti-cancer effects. Studies also indicate that eating whole raspberries benefits your health more than ingesting the individual compounds in supplement form.

  4. Candy corn: while candy corn does not qualify as a rich source of nutrients, it can benefit your health in a different way. Eating foods that you have an emotional, nostalgic connection to can help you feel socially connected, increase your self-esteem, and make your life feel more meaningful.

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