Liquid Sunshine Smoothie

Vitamin C smoothie

I've been feeling a bit sniffly these days - one day it feels like summer and the next we're back to winter! - so this cure-all smoothie has been my go-to. It's so simple to make and each glass packs some serious immune support with about 400% of your daily recommended vitamin C. Plus it tastes absolutely delicious! Here's the recipe:

1 cup of freshly squeezed organic orange juice

1/2 cup of frozen pineapple

Big handful of raw organic kale

Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!

I like to buy a pineapple, cut it up, and freeze it ahead of time so it's ready to go anytime I need to make a smoothie. Using frozen fruit also eliminates the need to add ice and (I think) produces a smoother, thicker texture. In addition to lots of Vitamin C, this smoothie also provides your daily doses of vitamin A and potassium. Since it doesn't have any protein and because pineapple and orange juice are a bit acidic, I would recommend it as an addition to your usual breakfast or as midmorning snack. Either way, it's my favorite vitamin booster that never fails to make me feel better!

Have your own cure-all smoothie recipe or want to try this one? Let me know what you think in the comments below!