As snow envelopes the East Coast, luscious winter citrus from the West Coast brightens even the darkest days of winter. This triple citrus blend, packed with cayenne and bee pollen is my go-to for chilly mornings. It bolsters the immune system and aids in digestion. Cara cara oranges with their sweeter taste and pinkish-orange flesh differentiate these beauties from your average juicing orange. Ruby-red grapefruit balance the sweetness with their slight bitterness, while lemons add a note of brightness. Cayenne heats things up, fights inflammation and stimulates the digestive tract, aiding the body in metabolizing food and detoxifying itself. Bee pollen, which is one of nature's most nutritionally diverse foods, contains approximately 40 percent protein (more than any animal source). It's good for intestinal flora which supports the immune system. Additionally, its high levels of antioxidants prevent premature aging, stimulate the growth of new skin tissues and protects against dehydration, making it a bonafide beauty food! Take one sip and you'll be hooked!
2 Cara Cara oranges
1 Tablespoon bee pollen
1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder or to taste
Combine the cayenne and beep pollen with two tablespoons of warm water.
Stir until both are dissolved. Juice the citrus and combine.