What better way to stave off a cold or flu than to double up on vitamin C! We encourage you to get to know camu camu, which has more natural vitamin C than any other food on planet Earth. This super-tart superfood contains 30 to 60 times more vitamin C than an orange. We order this tart orange powder from Navitas Naturals, but a readily available vitamin package, such Emergen-C, makes a fine substitute. Either way, down this mega C flu-busting blend and put your tissues away.
Makes: 2 ½ cups
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 2 Tsp camu camu powder
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh mango
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- Combine the orange juice, water and camu camu powder in a blender. Add the mango, strawberries and banana. Blend until smooth.
Recipes from Super-Charged Smoothies: More Than 60 Recipes for Energizing Smoothies, by Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford (Chronicle Books).
[Reader – Please note I take no credit for writing the above! It is from the above book and was originally digitally show on The Daily Squeezes site I felt it was an AMAZING smoothie and we should all give it a try. I will post my personal opinion to soon – I have to go find Camu Camu Powder]
First all I have to say is the bag TOTALLY LIES!! My best friend E. is doing a product review of the Greens+ Smoothie and well I had been considering trying those products. Well last weekend E and her hubby came down to my little B&B. So Saturday morning before our great adventure (posts to come) E. made up 2 green drinks with apple juice.
It was so not good!!! The bag truely lies!! So I deciede to blend it with some froozen stawberries and ice. Still no change still tasted HORRID. FYI Pinching your nose so does not help either. Well I drank it all. I had to chase each gulp with water.
Note: Just because it says on the outside smooth texture and great taste – be weary. Products LIE!!