80/10/10 Recipe: Raw Winter Vitamin C Smoothie

by on September 28, 2011

Winter time can be a little harder to get a wide variety of fresh ripe fruit. So this is an easy staple that you can add to your breakfast regime. Just make sure you are using fresh squeezed orange juice (home-made is best) and ripe bananas (that are very speckled and sweet). An unripe banana or sour oranges can really ruin your smoothie, so make sure you use quality ingredients that taste good on their own first.

If you find that you are feeling cold in the winter months, make sure you take your fruit OUT of the refrigerator before using it. You do NOT want to be drinking cold smoothies and eating cold fruit when you are already feeling cold. Then your hands will get cold and you will feel like crawling back under the covers and staying in bed.

It also helps to do a few jumping jacks or running on the spot in the morning to get yourself warmed up and feeling more energized when it’s cold and blah outside.

Raw Winter Vitamin C Smoothie

Serves 1


1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

1 tbsp hemp seed

2 bananas, ripe

3-4 apples peeled, cored and chopped


1. Place ingredients in Vitamix in order above and blend on high until smooth and creamy. If you have a regular blender you may want to chop up the apple into smaller pieces to make blending easier.


What do you think of this recipe?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ruth Morgan December 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Hi I am fighting seasonal allergy and this smoothie sounds great is there a salad recipe that would go well with this smoothie.


2 Nikki February 4, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Why not the WHOLE orange?? It IS a Vitamix after all! (note: frozen oranges seem to blend much smoother than fresh ones for some strange reason!)


3 Low Fat Vegan Chef Veronica February 4, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Its faster to hand juice and tastes better without the pithe and the texture is better


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