Inspired by Evolution of Juice’s “Defense Up” smoothie, I created this awesome alternative using only 4 ingredients.
It’s packed with vitamin C, thanks to the acerola cherry powder. We love this in our house during cold and flu season to keep us moving and shakin’! Learn more about acerola cherries via this link to the site healthline.com.
When blended, it gets frothy, similar to an Orange Julius drink, but this one is much healthier and better (in my opinion!).
Servings: 1 8oz. glass
Preparation time: 3 minutes
Important Note: I used 100% non-GMO or organic pure juices with no added sugars. This is an important factor to keep this drink as healthy as possible.
1/3 cup orange juice
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1/3 cup apple juice
3.2 grams of acerola cherry powder (3.2 grams is approximately .64 teaspoon. I used the scoop that came with the powder to measure out the 3.2 grams. Using almost 3/4 of a teaspoon would work for this recipe if you don’t have a 3.2 gram scoop. I bought my powder via Amazon. See the photo and link to buy it below this recipe).
Combine all three juices in a glass
Whisk in the acerola powder until dissolved
Serve and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks:
I blended my juice with my Magic Bullet to make it frothy. If you’d like the same effect, use a blender or whisk vigorously by hand.