Kick those germs to the curb with this easy and delicious vitamin C smoothie! It’s simple to make and so tasty!
Even though we are out of the worst winter months, there’s still a lot of illness going around out there. And it’s not any fun to be sick when the weather is just turning more spring-like.
We’re fighting a little cold at our house this week, and I have been drinking this vitamin C smoothie in an attempt to get better quickly!
Should you use fresh or frozen fruit to make smoothies?
I like to use frozen fruit in my smoothies – that makes them nice and thick and frosty. If you don’t have frozen fruit, you can use fresh fruit. And feel free to substitute a different fruit if you wish – if you don’t like mango, try cantaloupe, or kiwi. Both are great sources of vitamin C.
What fruits are high in vitamin C?
Strawberries, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, citrus fruits, pineapple, papaya, and watermelon are all high in vitamin C.
You can add anything you like to this vitamin C smoothie. If you want to add some collagen, or chia seeds, or hemp hearts, or any other supplements, you can do that! Just add them right before blending.
What is the best non-dairy milk for making smoothies?
I used unsweetened coconut milk beverage, but you can use any neutral tasting non-dairy milk that works for your dietary needs. I don’t like to add any extra sugar to my smoothies, so that’s why I choose unsweetened coconut milk.
Can you make smoothies ahead of time?
This smoothie is best when consumed right away. If you try to store it in the refrigerator, the texture will be different, and it will separate. If you do that, remember to stir before drinking. But I don’t recommend making it ahead of time.
If you’re looking for more healthy breakfast ideas, try this superfood chia pudding parfait. It’s an easy recipe to make the night before!
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Super Vitamin C Smoothie.
This super vitamin C smoothie is just the thing to drink when you're feeling under the weather!
- ½ cup frozen mango
- ½ cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup frozen banana
- ⅔ cup non-dairy milk or orange juice
- 1 Tablespoon golden ground flax seed
- ¼ cup blackberries
Place the frozen mango, strawberries, pineapple, and banana in the blender. Let the frozen fruit sit for a few minutes so that it softens slightly - it will be easier to blend.
Add the ground flax seed and non-dairy milk, and blend on high speed until very smooth.
Pour into a glass and top with blackberries, chia seeds, or anything else you desire!
To really up the vitamin C content, you can use orange juice instead of non-dairy milk.
You can use fruit that isn't frozen, but your smoothie won't be thick and creamy.
Drink immediately - it will separate if you try to save it in the refrigerator.
This post was originally published in November 2010. It has been updated.