7 Citrus-Inspired Recipes for Holiday Detox

I love finding new ways to enjoy citrus. There's nothing like a splash of fruit juice to make an already healthy meal feel lighter. Now that we're all stuffing our faces with cookies and wine, citrus is an especially great way to detox from dense-calorie-overload. On the days when I'm not going to a holiday party or a cookie swap or a bake sale, I try to balance my diet with some healthy fare. Here are some of my favorite citrus bites.

1. Grapefruit-Lover's Smoothie

This Grapefruit-Lovers Smoothie is deep purple and packs a zing-filled punch in each frosty fruity sip. So if you smile in delight when you see a bright pink, freshly sliced morning grapefruit - give this smoothie a try. Healthy antioxidants and fiber make this a citrus smoothie to crave and feel good about. And did you know: pink grapefruit contains the health-touted phytonutrient lycopene - also found in tomatoes.

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serves two

1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice - freshly squeezed is best!
3/4 cup wild blueberries
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup ice
1 ripe banana (frozen or fresh - your choice)
1 kiwi, peeled (optional)
1/2 tsp spirulina powder


Blend. Pour. Sip. Smile. Have an energized meal!

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2. Orange Roasted Chicken
I can just imagine how good the kitchen smells when this is in the oven.
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3. Oranges with Cardamon Caramel Sauce
Wow, a little spiced caramel over sweet oranges...makes a simply fantastic dessert!
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4. Raw Beet Salad with Oranges
A perfect pairing of crunchy sweet beets and juicy sweet oranges on a plate.
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5. Roasted Asparagus Salad with Valencia Oranges and Ginger-Citrus Vinaigrette
A lovely and healthy side dish for any meal.
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6. Broiled Grapefruit
Simple, sweet and warm...perfect and healthy dessert for cold winter nights!
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7. Fennel Orange Salad
One of my favorite ways to enjoy oranges is paired up with crunchy fennel!
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