This is a tasty green smoothie … no matter what your eyes may tell you, lol! It’s green because it contains healthy veggies. And it’s a vibrant pink because of the specific ones used. But you’ll have to read to the end to find out what they are!
I don’t know about you, but when I think of Vitamin C I think of oranges. And in orange season I eat them till they come out my ears … ok, not literally, lol! But I love them.
However, did you know there are many fruits and veggies that contain more Vitamin C per cup than oranges?
According to Stephanie Eckelkamp, writing at Prevention dot com, a medium-sized orange contains a respectable 70 mg of Vitamin C which is more than the 60 mg recommended for daily Vit-C consumption. And a yellow bell pepper far outweighs a red or green one in its Vitamin C content (not to mention that orange we spoke of) – coming in at 341 mg. Check out the article in the link at the end of the post for more info. I was surprised by some of the sources.
Vitamin C is water soluble therefore we need to get supplies daily. We need Vitamin C to be able to produce collagen, and to be able to absorb iron. Collagen is a protein that is significant in holding our bodies together, from our hair, nails, skin, bones, muscles, blood vessels, tendons, to everything else.
Raw fruit and vegetables are higher in Vitamin C than when cooked, so smoothies are a great way to increase your intake. Just make sure you don’t buy too much at one time as storage also reduces Vitamin C levels.
Please turn to the Next Page (click “2” button below) for the Vibrant Pink Vitamin-C-Rich Green Smoothie recipe …