Another very different healthy weight-loss smoothie recipe from – this time using parsnips as a base. (Parsnip is my favorite veg – especially when roasted…)

This is a lo-fat, lo-calorie smoothie, rich in vitamin-C**, which is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues.

**Vitamin-C is required by many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth. Your body won’t store vitamin-c, so no need to be concerned about taking too much.

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Parsnips are a starchy, high fiber, low calorie vegetable, making them a perfect base for a smoothie, and a great substitute for potatoes in many recipes. They’re also a good source of folate and vitamin C.

Another great source of vitamin C is pineapple, which actually has more vitamin C per serving than an orange.

Chia seeds are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids (which is great if you’re a vegan, or just not into fish oil), as well as fiber, magnesium and calcium.

Swiss chard is one of the most nutrient dense greens out there, full of antioxidants, beta-carotene, and yes, even more vitamin C.

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