Vitamin C Smoothie/Immune Booster!
Are you looking for a way to increase your daily vitamin C intake as you quench your summer thirst? I got you! This simple and easy Citrus immune-boosting citrus smoothie, also known as Vitamin C smoothie, is equal to the task. With its high vitamin C content, citrus is essential for preventing infections and reinfection. Your immune system can benefit from consuming vitamin C now and always. That’s not all; researchers linked the use of oranges with a reduction in the risk of colon cancer – excellent!
Citrus immune-boosting citrus smoothie is the tasty vitamin C drink you need. You and your family will enjoy it. And not only is this smoothie nutritious it is equally satisfyingly delicious!
One of my most memorable memories growing up (in Nigeria), was our orange trees. We had up to ten orange trees in our compound in the village, and we ate a whole lot of oranges every single day, especially when it was in season.
Why You Will Like Immune-Boosting Citrus Smoothie:
- It is healthy, an immune booster!
- Easy + Simple to Make and perfect for a beginner cook.
- Packed with essential immune-boosting vitamins and minerals
- Perfect refresher; light and refreshingly nutritious.
- Cheap to make; ingredients are very affordable.
- Breakfast smoothie recipe.
Ingredients for Vitamin C Immune-Boosting Citrus Smoothie:
You can use ground turmeric or the fresh one. However, when it comes to ginger, I prefer fresh. Please do what you can with what you have.
I will be adding three different kinds of citrus fruits to this sunshine smoothie, namely – orange, grapefruit, and lemon. First of all, citrus is classic fruits that never go out of fashion. Their uses are so necessary, if you don’t like oranges, then you may like grapefruit, and if you do not like grapefruit, perhaps you use limes and lemons to make salad dressings. And did I mention that citrus helps with the absorption of iron? For instance, when you add lemons or limes to make salad dressing, they would help your body absorb the salad leaves say, spinach. There is always a use for citrus!
Not to mention that citrus can effectively help lessen the burden of cold due to the high content of vitamin C. You and I know that there is gazillion ways to enjoy citrus, I eat an orange every day. My daughter loves tangerines and clementine. And of course, this immune-boosting citrus smoothie is a way to go! And into the blender, everything goes…
Ginger is a powerhouse when it comes to immune defense. It also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease as well as lowering blood sugars. Additionally, if you are serious about heart-healthy, then you need some ginger without question; it is an excellent herb that promotes heart health. Ginger help the cholesterol. Equally, it can help with chronic indigestion!
For all the ladies in the room that have a painful menstrual cycle, please ensure that you ginger up. Or at least use ginger powder. Use ginger during the period your cycle is on to soothe pain. By the same token, researches linked specific properties in ginger to have the ability to prevent certain cancers.
Believe it or not, turmeric is a sister of ginger! First, the FACT: turmeric was used in India for centuries to treat breathing problems. Fortunately, it is not too late to embrace turmeric, and the same result can still apply today. In general, turmeric is a superfood that greatly supports your health.
Specifically, turmeric can soothe depressive moods, add the powder to your cacao drink or smoothie like I did in this immune-boosting citrus smoothie. Furthermore, turmeric can help the body fight off infections. Be it the cold, flu, herpes, as well as re-infection. It is worthy to note that turmeric alongside ginger (her sister) is anti-inflammatory.
How to Make Vitamin C Immune Boosting Citrus Smoothie:
Immune-boosting citrus smoothie is the tasty vitamin C drink you need. You and your family will enjoy it. And not only is this smoothie nutritious it is equally satisfyingly delicious!
- Prep the Ingredients
Wash all fruits (except the banana that is, of course, frozen). Peel the orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Dice into cubes to make them easy to blend.
- Add Ingredients to the Blender:
Start by adding the liquid first, almond milk or any plant-based milk, yogurt, then the orange, grapefruit, lemon, and banana. Add the ginger, turmeric, and garlic as well.
- Blend and Enjoy:
Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Garnish with a slice of lime, or mint leaves, share with a loved one, and enjoy.
HOW TO MAKE VITAMIN C SMOOTHIE (SUNSHINE SMOOTHIE)Print
This immune-boosting citrus smoothie is a blast! It is made with citrus, ginger, turmeric, yogurt, and other health-improving ingredients that your body needs. This cup of goodness hopes to keep you stay safe from viral infections.
- ½ – 1 whole orange
- ¼ whole lemon (if small then use up to ½)
- ¼ of whole grapefruit
- ½ cup of Yogurt (any yogurt works. I have used both dairy and dairy-free before)
- ½ cup of plant-based milk (I used almond)
- 1 small banana or half of big one; (frozen)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger
- ½ teaspoon of ground/powdered turmeric or 1 teaspoon of fresh turmeric (this can also be optional)
- A dash of black pepper (necessary if you are using Turmeric; helps with its absorption)
- 1 clove of garlic (optional; ignore if you not keen about raw garlic)
- Prep the Ingredients. Wash all fruits (except the banana that is, of course, frozen). Peel the orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Dice into cubes to make them easy to blend.
- Add Ingredients to the Blender. Start by adding the liquid first, almond milk or any plant-based milk, yogurt, then the orange, grapefruit, lemon, and banana. Add the ginger, turmeric, and garlic as well.
- Blend and Enjoy. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Garnish with a slice of lime, or mint leaves, share with a loved one, and enjoy.
This recipe makes 2 cups or 16 oz
Feel free to add ice blocks as you wish.
You can also add garlic. I make it with garlic from time to time.
This smoothie is kid-friendly because my kids love it.
You may likely feel the pulp in this drink, and that’s ok.
This is a light, refreshing drink, if you desire for it to be thicker, please add more banana, and reduce plant-based milk. Also, double the recipe to make as much as you want.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 hours
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Orange smoothie, summer smoothie, Immune support food, Citrus smoothie, Healthy Smoothie Recipe, Vitamin Smoothie, Immunity support, healing Smoothie
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