This time of year when there are germs all around, keeping up on your vitamin C intake is a must! Vitamin C plays an important role in the immune system, it also is required for the biosynthesis of collagen, which is an essential component of connective tissue and plays a vital role in wound healing.
This smoothie is quick and delicious to make plus delivers vitamin C from the orange and the orange juice! Each serving of the smoothie delivers 180% of the daily value for vitamin C!
Owen's Orange Crush
1 orange, peel removed
1 cup 100% orange juice
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
4 to 5 ice cubes
In a blender combine all the ingredients and blend until frothy and smooth. Divide among glasses and serve.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 120 calories, 0.5 grams fat, 0 grams saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 milligrams cholesterol, 30 milligrams sodium, 22 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 13 grams sugar, 7 grams protein, 4% vitamin A, 10% calcium, 180% vitamin, 2% iron
Recipe from: Drink Your Way to Gut Health by Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD - click here to buy the book