The C-Spot Smoothie // Immunity Booster

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The other weekend we took a trip to Calgary for the Stampede! Whenever the Hubby and I are in Calgary we stop at this wonderful grocery store called Community Natural Foods. The market has a great little deli/cafe where we load up on delicious dishes (think ‘Whole Foods’ concept) and get in some healthy eats!

This awesome gem-of-a-place also has a great smoothie bar and they make a specific smoothie called… yep, you guessed it… The “C-Spot”. I’m not sure if it’s referring to the C in the “Community” name, or because it’s made in “Calgary”, or because it sounds a lot like another letter close to C that often is followed by “spot” (this smoothie really is orgasmic), OR if it has to do with the fact that this smoothie is LOADED, and I mean L O A D E D with Vitamin C

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ALL of the ingredients contain ample amounts of the immune boosting vitamin. I took a snapshot of the menu and decided I was going to recreate this totally awesome Vitamin C packed smoothie at home for all of you lovely NITK readers to make in your own kitch’s!

The original smoothie is made with orange juice, strawberries, raspberries, and pineapple!

I thought to myself… great, I love simple! 

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However… I don’t have a juicer at home and I didn’t want to buy store-bought orange juice because it’s typically not the most natural and tends to be altered in some way or another. So, I thought, I’ll just use a whole orange, why not?! 

Along with fresh raspberries, frozen pineapple and frozen strawberries (to keep the smoothie thick, icy, and cold), I peeled a whole, bright, juicy navel orange, and popped it all in the blender!

Before pressing GO, I decided to toss in one of my favourite smoothie additions – ground flaxseed. 

Flaxseed is wonderful! It’s great source of fibre, healthy omega fats, and lovely “lignans” – plant compounds that have awesome antioxidant properties!

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Summer is meant to be fully enjoyed, and every now and then one of those weird Summer cold/flu things try to sneak their way in. So, why not blend up this super amazing, delicious C-Spot Smoothie and build up your immunity to fend off any yucky bug that might try to ruin your sunny Summer days – we all know these lovely hot days don’t stay for long!

The C-Spot Smoothie
 
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Adapted from the Community Market C-Spot Smoothie
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 whole navel orange, peeled
  • ½ cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 2 heaping tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup water
  • a few drops of stevia (optional)
  • a scoop of high quality natural or vanilla vegan or whey protein powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Enjoy!

 

What is your favourite way to pack in the Vitamin C? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! 

Christal

Nutritionist in the Kitch

Author: Christal

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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