When people tell me they don’t have time to eat healthy, I yell the word – SMOOTHIE at them! Smoothies are the ultimate fast food and they are a superb way to add more veggies to your diet. I’ve found, too, that they alleviate bad food cravings because they provide a burst of nutrition – one that’s not usually present in the typical American diet. When your body doesn’t get what it needs nutritionally speaking, cravings kick in. And if you give in to those cravings, you’re on the road to gaining weight. Once you start to pump your body with greens, you’ll start craving them instead!
Just in time for spring, I’ve got a fresh new smoothie recipe here for ya!
I love all of the beautiful ingredients in this Super C Beauty Smoothie – strawberries, red bell pepper, cauliflower, spinach – not only do they make a delicious tasting smoothie, but all these superfoods are PACKED with vitamin C!
This amazing vitamin fights cell damage and chronic inflammation, strengthens your immune defenses, and accelerates wound healing. Eating foods rich in vitamin C has helped keep me from catching a cold or the flu and has kept me going strong. It’s also excellent for your skin because vitamin C helps the body create collagen and rejuvenates aged skin, helping you look younger!
Ready to make this quick Super-C Beauty Smoothie? Here’s all you need to do…
First, you’ll want to remove the leaves from your strawberries and wash up all of your ingredients. Roughly chop up half a cup each of red bell pepper and cauliflower and add them to a high-powered blender along with one cup of strawberries.
Add one cup of spinach (or any leafy green), a banana, and two tablespoons of chia seeds to the blender. Then, pour in up to a cup of almond or coconut milk. If you like a thinner smoothie, add more milk…
You can also add in a few cubes of ice if you want your smoothie colder and thicker. Blend all ingredients on high until it’s smooth and creamy… pour into two tall glasses and enjoy with a friend!
- 1 cup strawberries, hulled
- ½ red bell pepper, sliced
- ½ cup cauliflower, chopped
- 1 cup spinach, chopped
- 1 banana, peeled
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½-1 cup almond or coconut milk
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
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11 responses to “Super C Beauty Smoothie”
Vani, so many of your recipes call for banana and sound great, however, I am allergic to banana! What other suggestions could you offer? Thank you!!!
Following for same reason. Love smoothies, but can’t do banana or it’s like sitting on an anthill for weeks, can’t do Avacado either same reason.
I use Avocado or nuts. Break down some cashew or walnuts in water to get soft. They will blend nicely and give a creamy texture to the smooooootie! I like kiwi and beetroot in as well.
Thanks for the cauliflower idea Vani, will try it!
If you want something to sweeten the smoothie, try mango or pineapple (both high in vit C) if you want something to make it creamy, use cauliflower or zucchini
you can substitute with mango ,avocado, anything that will make it creamy
I am highly reactive to bell peppers of any color. I like them, but they definitely don’t like me and won’t stay down. What could I substitute for similar nutrition?
Hi Susan! You could just leave them out if you’d like. Perhaps add a few more berries.
But berries will add more sugar!? Are these high sugar recipes?
If you want a HEALTHY smoothie that tastes like a WENDY’S FROSTY….mix & match to your own thickness, flavor, and liking….
1. Chopped frozen veggies (go mild like cuke, zuke, caul, carrot, etc, but only non-goitrogens if you’re thyroid impaired)
2. Some coconut milk and/or coconut oil
3. 1/2 to 1 whole avocado (thickens & smooths)
4. Tbsp psyllium husk (thickens…and more fiber!)
5. Cocoa powder to taste
6. Stevia to taste
7. Top off with water to achieve perfect consistency.
8. OPTIONAL: Use fresh raw juice instead of water (again, mild veggies)
9. OPTIONAL: Substitute frozen berries, lemon, lime, etc. in place of cocoa.
10. OPTIONAL: nuts, seeds, etc. depending upon your blender’s abilities!
Food Babe’s recipe is great (they always are) but this has been my decadent “dessert” substitute to help cure my Hashimoto’s….
Wow its yummy,
Very delighted with the result! I would definitely make this again.