Feel a cold coming on? Boost your immune system with this Vitamin C Fruit Smoothie!
Today is the last day of March. It’s opening day, with the first pitch of the season being thrown in ball parks across America. All signs point to spring, right?
Yesterday I didn’t believe it when I heard that snow was forecasted, but it happened. This morning (veeeery early this morning) when I went to boot camp there was frost on my windshield. I refused to scrape it off in protest of the late-March frost.
And guess who has a very wintery cold? Meghan. At her check up on Tuesday, the doctor said, “Looks like she’s getting a runny nose.” I didn’t think too much of it, but by Tuesday evening she was coughing and yesterday it was clear that she’s definitely got a cold.
As if I needed something else to remind me that spring has not made it’s way to southern Ohio just yet.
There is conflicting research as to whether loading up on Vitamin C at the onset of a cold actually helps or not, but I figure it sure can’t hurt.
So I decided to make her breakfast smoothie loaded with fruits high in Vitamin C; I call it the Vitamin C Fruit Smoothie. This makes two smoothies and covers 100% of an adults’ vitamin C needs for the day!Even if it doesn’t help to shorten her cold, these fruits make one delicious smoothie.
How to Make a Vitamin C Fruit SmoothiePrint
Vitamin C Fruit Smoothie
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 smoothies 1x
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, dairy or nondairy
- 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or milk of choice
- 1 cup strawberry chunks
- 1 cup cantaloupe chunks
- 1 orange
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- handful of ice cubes
Put all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 183
- Sugar: 8.3 grams
- Fat: 6.7 grams
- Carbohydrates: 24.6 grams
- Protein: 9.8 grams
In between her sneezing and coughing,
this smoothie made Meghan smile.
She also had a piece of peanut butter toast for some added protein. Now let’s just hope that vitamin C works its magic and this cold doesn’t overstay its welcome like winter has.
Question: Do you think loading up on vitamin C at the beginning of a cold helps, or do you think that it’s just an old wives’ tale?
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