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Super Vitamin C Smoothie

Super Vitamin C Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #smoothie

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!

No matter where you stand on Valentine’s Day (if you love it or hate it), I just want to let all of my readersΒ know that I care about you!! You are all what makes Well and Full thrive, and I’m so grateful to be a part of this community. I’d love it if you could all be my valentines!

And because I care about you, I wanted to share this (purely coincidentally) pink-ish smoothie that’s really darn good for ya. It’s made with Camu Camu Powder, which is chock full of Vitamin C. Now that I’m studying Holistic Nutrition, I have a few fun facts to share with you about this amazing nutrient. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is best known for boosting the immune system and helping prevent colds. But did you also know that:

  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant (and therefore fights free radicals in the body)
  • People who are under stress have naturally depleted levels of Vitamin C, and should therefore consider upping their intake
  • Studies have shown that people with higher levels of Vitamin C in their blood have a reduced risk of stroke
  • The best food sources of Vitamin C are papayas, bell peppers, broccoli, strawberries, and pineapple.
  • Vitamin C is good for your heart, too!
  • Just a 1/2 teaspoon of Camu Camu Powder contains over 400% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin C!

For Valentine’s Day, you may be making your significant other / your friends / yourself something special to eat. But if you want to protect your health, try making this Vitamin C smoothie too! It’s vegan, delicious, and good for you!

But, as always, be sure to consult your healthcare providerΒ before starting any new nutritional supplement. I’m not a doctor just a nutrition student!

Super Vitamin C Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #smoothieSuper Vitamin C Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #smoothie

Super Vitamin C Smoothie
 
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This Super Vitamin C Smoothie is full of free radical-fighting powers and immune-boosting benefits! 100% delicious and 100% vegan.
Serves: 2 Smoothies
Ingredients
  • 1 Apple, cored and chopped (any kind will do)
  • 1½ Cups Frozen Pineapple
  • ¾ Cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Tsp Camu Camu Powder
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk (or any plant milk)
  • Water as needed
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add water as needed.
  2. Serve in glasses and enjoy!

Super Vitamin C Smoothie | Well and Full | #vegan #smoothie

Quote of the Day:

There’s a long life ahead of you and it’s going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.

– Yoko Ono

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Meredith Youngson
    February 14, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Can I say i LOVE your blog posts with nutrition facts packed in? They are always displayed in a desirable, easy to digest way- like along with this vibrant SMOOTHIE. Camu Camu is so frickin gooood, I need to invest!

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      Sarah
      February 15, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Aww really?! I was actually hoping to include more nutrition facts in my posts as my education progresses, so I really appreciate the encouragement :) :)

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    Sophie MacKenzie
    February 14, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Happy Valentines day, beautiful!! What a gorgeous looking smoothie. I seriously can’t get enough of this stellar colour <3

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      Sarah
      February 15, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Aww thanks Sophie! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! :D

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    Natalie | Feasting on Fruit
    February 15, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I’m not sure I can fathom how one little 1/2 tsp of camu camu can pack in so much Vitamin C, but I am happy to know now that it does! And can look so pretty in a coral-colored smoothie while doing it too :) Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day!

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      Sarah
      February 15, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks Natalie!! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day too <3 <3

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    Lauren @ Lauren Caris Cooks
    February 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    This is SO beautiful Sarah! And this post is so well written and informative!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      Aww thanks Lauren!! :D

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    Kylie@Almond to Zest
    February 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    I have never heard of camu camu powder before, so thanks so much for the introduction. Can’t wait to try it in this smoothie. Ps-Just thought I would also let you know that the photos for this post on your email list were not the ones from this post on the blog.

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      Sarah
      February 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      I just saw that in the emails…. I have no idea why that happened! But thanks for letting me know! :)

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    Louisa
    February 18, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Yum!! And so pretty and pink too!

    • Reply
      Sarah
      February 18, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Aww thanks Louisa!! :D

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