Fresh Start: Citrus Smoothie


Chef Collette Haw

Many of us begin each new year resolute on improving our diets. I’m here to remind you that eating well can also taste good! Example number one: this citrus smoothie.  What a refreshing way to start your day, and year. The orange, mango and raspberries provide great taste, color and great health benefits, naturally. 

Oranges contain vitamin C, of course – but also provide fiber, which slows the way our body absorbs sugar, and calcium to help keep our bones, organs and muscles strong. 

The Beta-carotene that gives mangos their beautiful yellow-orange color is an antioxidant, great for fighting free radicals. Mangoes are also rich in potassium and magnesium, which help lower blood pressure. Raspberries add antioxidants, plus omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent stroke and heart disease.  

The hemp seeds provide protein, and you can add even more with a scoop of whey or vegan protein powder. Flaxseeds are great for digestion and using coconut water makes this friendly for those looking for non-dairy options. Turmeric is an is a great source of curcumin, which is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory and helps support good brain health. 

Together they provide a whole lot of flavor, and a great way to nourish your body. Enjoy! 

Citrus Smoothie  

Yield: (1) 16 oz Smoothie  


1 large orange, peeled & halved  

½ cup frozen mango  

¼ cup frozen raspberries  

1 tbsp hemp seeds  

1 tbsp flaxseeds  

1 cup unsweet coconut water  

1 tsp turmeric  

1 pinch black pepper  

½ cup OJ 


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  
  1. Enjoy!  

Tips: Try adding whey or vegan protein powder for a boost of protein!  

Chef Collette Haw studied at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America.  After training in some of the country’s most honored restaurants, she became a personal chef for celebrities.  She then launched her own business, Collette’s Clean Eats, to provide healthy, prepared meals to busy families.  Haw is now a restauranteur, partnering with the Winter Park Health Foundation to operate Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen in the Center for Health & Wellbeing in Winter Park, Florida. 

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