lately on Facebook it seems everyone has some sort of a cold going on. What better way to fight a cold than a vitamin packed smoothie in the morning! We all know vitamin C is the best thing to fight back a cold and Oranges are packed with this little vitamin. Carrots are also packed with nutritional and medicinal properties, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, with vitamin A toping them all off (over 400% RDA). Lastly we have the pineapple another fruit packed with vitamin C and manganese. It also is a source of bromeliad, an enzyme which may reduce inflammation and swelling.
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of baby carrots
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple
- 2 cups of cold water (start off with one cup and add more as needed)
- 1-1/2 cups of ice
Mix all up in your favorite blender and serve Want an extra boost? substitute GoodBelly Mango Probiotic juice for the water!
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