SUPER C Smoothie

Got a cold that just won't quit? SUPER C to the rescue! This smoothie has 3x your recommended daily intake of of vitamin C per serving, plus active enzymes (bromelain) from pineapple, and electrolytes (sodium, potassium and calcium) to boost immunity, keep you hydrated and help you kick that cold to the curb!

I find when I am sick, drinking smoothies like this one and having simple soups gives my digestive system a bit of a break so that my body can focus it's energy where it counts, battling infection! (Cue epic ninja battle cries... HIYYYYAAA!) Next time you feel under the weather, give this smoothie a try.

Recipe makes one large serving, or if you feel like sharing, 2 half servings. I usually make a batch, drink half in the morning, and half in the afternoon. Store in a well sealed mason jar in the fridge. Strawberry stars, optional but highly recommended. :P

Recipe makes one large serving, or if you feel like sharing, 2 half servings. I usually make a batch, drink half in the morning, and half in the afternoon. Store in a well sealed mason jar in the fridge. Strawberry stars, optional but highly recommended. :P

This is WRONG! make sure to put the orange, and the pineapple in the blender first! As they blend, they create the juice that will serve as the liquid for this smoothie. Don't make my mistake.

This is WRONG! make sure to put the orange, and the pineapple in the blender first! As they blend, they create the juice that will serve as the liquid for this smoothie. Don't make my mistake.

If you decide to be a rebel and not heed my warnings about the order of ingredients in your blender pitcher... add a splash of coconut water, get out the plunger and start mashing. Of course, this will only work with a high end blender like a Vitamix.

If you decide to be a rebel and not heed my warnings about the order of ingredients in your blender pitcher... add a splash of coconut water, get out the plunger and start mashing. Of course, this will only work with a high end blender like a Vitamix.

All photos courtesy of Miaou Photography.

All photos courtesy of Miaou Photography.

Super C Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 medium kale leaves (stems removed)
  • 2 pineapple spears
  • 1 orange (peal and rind removed)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • coconut water (if needed)

method

  1. Place the orange and the pineapple in the blender first, then throw the other ingredients on top. The juice from the pineapple and orange is often enough liquid to make this smoothie, but if it's not blending well add a little coconut water until desired texture is reached. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

*Pro Tip: Take your anti-oxidants to the next level by adding 1-2 Brazil nuts to this smoothie, this will contribute vitamin E, selenium and zinc, multiplying SUPER C's immune boosting powers!

Nutrient Density

  • Protein.............................. 7g
  • Carbohydrates................ 42g
  • Fibre................................. 7g
  • Fat..................................... 1g
  • Cholesterol...................... 0g
  • Sodium............................. 106.2 mg
  • Potassium........................ 1,113.1mg
  • Vitamin A......................... 525% RDI
  • Vitamin C......................... 375% RDI
  • Calcium............................ 25% RDI
  • Iron.................................... 23% RDI

*Nutrient density was calculated based on base smoothie recipe excluding Brazil nuts and coconut water.

 

Kara-Lynn Garland