Ditch the morning OJ Smoothie

I, like most others, was always under the school of thought that a glass of OJ was the way to get a dense dose of vitamin C to fight colds. Boy was I wrong. There are SO many other whole-food, unprocessed vegetables and fruit with higher amounts of vitamin C then the boxed OJ.

So, knowing that Halloween was just around the corner and my kids were going to be hopped up on sugar (as much as I try and avoid it), I wanted to mix a smoothie that would help support their immune system.

Health Benefits:

  1. Zucchini, cauliflower, strawberries, pineapple, lemon juice, goji berries – contain vitamin C
  2. Spinach and almond milk / almonds – source of calcium
  3. Honey (and bee pollen) – immune booster
  4. Protein powder – added protein to help make the smoothie a complete fueling meal/breakfast

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Ingredients:

Serving 2-3 (1 adult, 2 kids)

  • 1 chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups fresh almond milk
  • 1 tbsp soaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tsp bee pollen
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 scoop of vitamin C powder (gluten, dairy and sweetener-free)
  • 1 scoop of Sunwarrior natural brown rice protein powder

Instructions:

Combine all in high speed blender. Enjoy!

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