It’s the week of Christmas!!! I’m sooo excited to spend time with family and just have a great time. Hopefully my excitement can hold through these next 4 days of work!
Along with Christmas comes winter. The thing I dread most about Chicago winters, is what can come along with them. Colds, the flu, sore throat, etc.
Usually, I come down with a little cold or a sore throat. This winter…I’m trying to avoid it….
With a Vitamin C packed Green Smoothie.
I’m convinced I can do it with this drink, along with exercising and eating healthy. If it doesn’t work……….at least the smoothie tastes great!
I packed this smoothie with every fruit and veggie that’s loaded with Vitamin C, and that would taste good in a smoothie of course. Random fact, green chilies provide the most amount of Vitamin C than any other food. 242 mg per serving! Problem is, they probably wouldn’t taste very good in a smoothie
This smoothie contains 146% of your daily Vitamin C needs. I think it’s got me covered!
This smoothie was very refreshing after a sweaty workout. I tend to stray away from smoothies during the cold winters, but I still try to have them after a workout, since they pack such a nutritional punch.
- ½ cup of orange juice
- ¼ cup of milk (I used cows milk, but use whatever you have)
- ½ cup strawberries
- ½ banana
- couple handfuls of spinach
- 1-2 -1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, optional
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
Lisa and I have been having a lot of fun creating our 12 days of smoothie recipes. At first I thought it might be hard to create 12 great tasting smoothies, but we’ve realized the possibilities are endless. Yesterday, I was able to create an apple pie filling smoothie that was inspired by a friends request. It turned out great, and I can’t wait to share it with you guys!
How to plan on staying healthy this winter?