This smoothie is a real vitamin C booster. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and helps fighting free radicals.

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Camu (or camu camu) berries grow in tropical climates like the Peruvian rain forest. They are reddish, cherry like fruits that contain the second highest vitamin C contents of all fruits and vegetables. Just one teaspoon of camu powder contains 1,180 percent RDA vitamin C content. Use the powder in drinks, smoothies, snacks and salads. Vitamin C is not heat stable and looses its benefit when being heated, so I would recommend using camu powder only in raw food recipes.

Hemp seeds are highly saturated with good quality, plant-based protein. Hemp seeds contain all essential amino acids plus a wide range of minerals, including iron, potassium, zinc and magnesium.

Lucuma is a very fine powder made from the lucuma fruit, which is native to South America. It has a sweet, maple- like flavor (but is very low in sugars) which makes it a great addition to smoothies and desserts.

Vitamin C Booster
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 oranges, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp camu powder
  • 1 tbsp lucuma powder
  • 3-5 drops stevia
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cold water
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Tast and adjust the sweetness if necessary.
  2. Serve immediately.

 

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