Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C offers numerous health benefits ranging from heart disease prevention to protection against colds and flus. And fortunately, you don’t have to settle for a glass of plain-old OJ to get your daily dose of the good stuff. Our C Is for Citrus Smoothie is a delicious way to stay healthy and strong all year long. With kale for fiber and chia powder for protein, this tangy breakfast beverage delivers wellness with every sip. Blend up a batch for yourself or share this citrus smoothie with the kids if they’re nice.
Ready In: 10 minutes
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup chopped and stemmed kale
1 peeled clementine
1 1/4 cups chilled water
2 teaspoons green spirulina
2 teaspoons chia protein superfood powder
2 teaspoons flaxseed
Add to the blender or food processor 1 cup frozen mango chunks.
Add 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, reserving a wedge for garnish.
Add 1 cup chopped and stemmed kale.
Add 1 peeled clementine, reserving a wheel for garnish.
Add 1 1/4 cups chilled water.
Add 2 teaspoons green spirulina.
Add 2 teaspoons chia protein superfood powder.
Add 2 teaspoons flaxseed.
Blend all ingredients until smooth and well combined. If mixture is too thick, you can add more chilled water.
Pour into a tall glass.
Garnish with a pineapple wedge and clementine wheel.
There should be enough to go around so enjoy with a friend!
Mango: is made up of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium, all of which are known to help fight heart disease.
Pineapple: is packed with vitamin C and other nutrients to help prevent eye diseases like macular degeneration.
Kale: contains fiber and water to help ward off constipation and other issues affecting the digestive tract.
Clementine: includes vitamin C for boosting immunity and preventing inflammation.
Spirulina: is rich in phycocyanin, an antioxidant and known anti-inflammatory.
Chia powder: helps with weight loss while protecting cardiovascular health.
Flaxseed: for a hearty dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.