This pineapple grapefruit vitamin C booster green smoothie provides more than your daily dose of vitamin C and tastes like the tropics. Slurp on this smoothie for an energizing afternoon pick-me-up! Vegan and gluten-free.
Gah! It’s freezing outside and yet I’m over here making smoothies. I promise I haven’t gone crazy. I’m just trying to boost my immune system and fresh smoothies and juices are an easy way to do just that.
I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I feel like I’ve been surrounded by sick people lately. Family, friends, strangers… everyone is sick. On my flight back from Colorado I was sitting next to a woman who coughed the entire time. I felt bad for her, but I also kinda sorta wished I had one of those medical face masks to wear (like the emoji).
Thankfully I didn’t get sick after my trip. I attribute this to a diet full of healthy foods, supplements and putting OnGuard oil on my feet before flying.
Speaking to the healthy diet piece of things — that’s where today’s smoothie comes in. It’s packed with fresh produce and loaded with vitamin C to boost the immune system.
Vitamin C makes most people think of oranges because they are known for their vitamin C content, however, there are other produce items like red bell peppers and strawberries that contain more vitamin C. Turns out, when comparing 1 cup of kale to 1 fresh orange, there’s more vitamin C in the kale. Fresh pineapple, grapefruit and bananas all have vitamin C as well.
So this smoothie combo contains no oranges, but still has well over the RDA for vitamin C. This is a…