Fear not, the sweetness of this refreshing smoothie is sourced from whole fruits including one of the more trendy superfoods: lúcuma (Pouteria lucuma). This golden Peruvian fruit contains beta-carotene, iron, zinc, vitamin B3, calcium, fibre and protein. It comes in a powdered form and is a low-GI sweetener, meaning it won’t give you the spike and crash that white sugar or high-fructose corn syrup do. On its own, lúcuma tastes like something between maple syrup and caramel.

INGREDIENTS
Makes 4 | Takes 15 mins
Nutritional value (per serving): Calories 110; Fat 3g; Carbohydrates 28g; Protein 1g

1 cup apple juice
1 cup water
1 navel orange, peeled
½ banana, peeled
½ cucumber
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh fennel fronds
1 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger
1 Tbsp lúcuma powder/highlight

TO PREPARE
Add all ingredients to a blender and mix to desired consistency. Enjoy!

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