Green Vitamin C Smoothie

A tasty drink to help build up your immune system during those cold winter months with a hit of natural Vitamin C.

 5 min
 2 people
Level: Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 kale leaf
  • 2/3 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup ice cubes

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Peel the oranges and roughly chop the oranges and apple, discarding the apple core.
    2. Place the fruit into a blender along with the water and blend until smooth.
    3. Roughly chop the kale and broccoli. Add the spinach, kale and broccoli into the blender and blend until smooth.
    4. Add the ice and continue blending until very smooth. Serves 2.

    RAW TIP:

    1. This is the perfect smoothie to have during winter when the immune system is generally having to work harder to ward off the flu. Build it up with a hit of raw vitamin C!

    This recipe is featured in our Books.

    A word from The Raw Food Girl

    It’s funny, when people are asked what foods contain Vitamin C the answer is always oranges. I guess many years of the drug companies marketing the orange flavoured Vitamin C lollies have had a lasting impact.

    In fact, when comparing 1 cup of kale to 1 fresh orange, there’s more actually vitamin C in the kale.

    Capsicum, broccoli and strawberries also contain more Vitamin C than oranges too. I wonder if Vitamin C pills would sell nearly so well if they were broccoli flavoured…

    Anyway, it’s good to eat a variety of different Vitamin C rich foods to boost your daily intake. This essential nutrient helps build the immune system, ward off colds and also helps the body to absorb iron.

    Get it into you!

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