This smoothie contains the powder made from the camu camu fruit, which is nothing short of a vitamin C bomb! Camu camu fruit grows on trees rooted in the lush rain-forest soil of the Amazon River Basin. The astonishing berry holds more vitamin C than any other known plant in the world. It has thirty times more vitamin C than an orange, ten times as much iron, three times the niacin, plus riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, minerals, and amino acids. Claimed to have antiviral and antidepressant qualities, camu camu powder is a good replacement for synthetic vitamin C. Boost your mood, energy, and immune system with this tasty smoothie!
Makes 2 servings
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup filtered water
2 tsp camu camu powder (readily available at health food stores and Whole Foods)
3/4 cup chopped fresh mango (or frozen if you can't find fresh)
1 cup frozen organic strawberries
1 banana, sliced
Combine the orange juice, water, and camu camu powder in a blender. Add the mango, strawberries, and banana. Blend until smooth and enjoy!