This Banana Orange Smoothie with Cacao Nibs is a healthy and flavorful way to add vitamins B and C into your diet.
This cold season has been rough. Actually, that’s an understatement– it’s been ridiculous, and staying healthy has become priority number one. Normally, throughout cold and flu season, I load up on those little vitamin C ‘immune-booster’ powder packets, and drink one every day. Do I really think they work? Not necessarily, but it made me feel like my immune system was protected with a lovely little layer of immune-boosting vitamins. Plus, they’re tasty. Recently, however, I looked up the ingredients list for my normal vitamin packets,* and was a little alarmed to see ‘fructose,’ ‘dried cane syrup,’ AND ‘corn syrup solids’ on the list. I checked out a few other brands, and was just as startled. With ingredients like that, how could those possibly help me to stay healthy?
Determined to boost my vitamin intake, I decided, radically, to get my vitamins from food. (Are you shocked at my extremism?) An orange might not technically have as much vitamin C as the immune-booster packets, and a banana has less vitamin B than you’d get from a supplement, but the vitamins are more potent and better absorbed when they come from real food. This vitamin B and C packed Banana Orange Smoothie is a delicious, fast, and easy way to add a few extra vitamins to your diet.