Green smoothie with a vitamin C boost
Green smoothie with a vitamin C boost. The whole family have colds. When I say the whole family, I mean my husband and 2 boys. And when I say colds, I mean a little bit of sniffles and sore throats. Not a full blown cold where you feel like you cannot move or do anything. But the kind of cold that could go both ways. It could end up just being a sniffle and a sneeze or it could develop to the worse kind. So we are all in need of some serious vitamin C. By all I mean, they already have a bit of a cold, so I am hoping giving their bodies an extra vitamin C boost will stop the cold from getting worse. And I hope that I will not get it. Call it funny or weird, but it seems like I am always the last one to get sick in this family. I think it is weird because my immune system is lowered due to the medicine I take for my auto-immune disease. i would think exactly because of that I would be the first one to pick up something, but no. However, if I do get something, it last a long time. I will have to look into the reasons for this and write about it. If anybody is interested? Do you experience something similar?
3 Great sources of Vitamin C
I loaded up this smoothie with 3 great sources of Vitamin C. Everybody knows that oranges are a great source for vitamin C. So this smoothie of course has orange in it. Do you know that yellow pepper has 4 times as much vitamin C per 100 gram than an orange does? An orange contains about 50 mg of Vitamin C per 100 gram and a yellow pepper contains about 200 mg of Vitamin C per 100 gram. But the kiwi and the spinach in this smoothie are also great sources of vitamin C. Actually a kiwi has almost twice as much vitamin C per 100 gram compared to an orange. And spinach is also a good source of Vitamin C, with approx. 20 mg of Vitamin C per 100 gram. This smoothie will exceed your daily recommend dosage of Vitamin C. So you do not need to worry about whether you get enough vitamin C after drinking one of these.
Here is what you do
Ingredients ( makes 2 10-12 oz servings)
- 4 medium carrots (cleaned)
- 2 oranges (peeled)
- 2 kiwi (peeled)
- 1/2 banana
- 3/4 cup frozen spinach
Add spinach and banana to blender. Peel kiwi and add to blender. Clean the carrots and peel if not organic. Peel the oranges. Juice the carrots and then the oranges. Add the juice to the blender and blend all the ingredients till smooth. Then enjoy a delicious green smoothie with a vitamin C boost.
Calories: 156.2, Total Fat: 0.9 g, Saturated Fat: 0.1 g, Polyunsatured Fat: 0.3 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1 g, Cholesterol: 0.0 mg, Sodium: 52.1 mg, Potassium: 780.3 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 36.5 g, Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g, Sugars: 3.6 g, Protein: 4.6 g, Vitamin A: 118.3 %, Vitamin B-12: 0.0 %, Vitamin B-6: 19.2 %, Vitamin C: 230.7 %, Vitamin D: 0.0 %, Vitamin E: 5.1 %, Calcium: 13.7 %, Copper: 14.8 %, Folate: 35.7 %, Iron: 9.4 %, Magnesium: 23.1 %, Manganese: 36.5 %, Niacin: 6.3 %, Pantothenic Acid: 3.4 %, Phosphorus: 8.9 %, Riboflavin: 12.9 %, Selenium: 3.0 %, Thiamin: 11.0 %, Zinc: 4.8 %