I woke up today with a sore throat. It’s really not a surprise to me since I’ve been running nonstop for weeks. I really don’t have time to get sick right now, so I headed to the kitchen to whip up an orange strawberry smoothie.
Everyone knows that oranges are high in vitamin C, but by weight, strawberries are actually slightly higher. Instead of opening the medicine cabinet, a cold prompts me to head to the fridge. One smoothie will give me 250% of the recommended daily vitamin C intake. Paired with some extra rest, I’m hoping to kick this cold before it kicks me!
Here’s what you’ll need to make 16 oz:
1 1/2 cups of your favourite Orange juice. I drink one with added calcium since I don’t drink milk.
3/4 cup of frozen strawberries
A blender. I use an immersion blender, but I tried out my in-laws’ Ninja blender and I was highly impressed.
Blend your ingredients and pour into a glass. Enjoy.
Not only does this smoothie give you a huge dose of vitamin C, but it also provides 4 of your 13 daily fruit and veggie servings. Check out this post for more easy ways to fit more produce into your diet.