Not enough emphasis is placed on good ole’ Vitamin C and how beneficial an abundance of it can be in your life. When I moved to Los Angeles from Philadelphia, the first thing that I noticed were the incredible citrus trees growing in the front yard of houses all across the city. It’s something that surely is taken for granted as most of those trees that caught my gaze was surrounded by a halo in the grass of it’s fallen fruit.
On the east coast, any kind of fruit tree in anyone’s yard is a hard thing to come by. It is a privilege to be able to wake up every day with fruit growing outside of your window beaming with nutrients with the ability to support sustainable health. Vitamin C, however, doesn’t just come from luscious juice squeezed from citrus.
Plant sources high in Vitamin C are:
- Acerola Cherries
- Rose Hips
Vitamin C is essential for the proper function within the body. It helps to build immunity, detoxify the system and produce collagen. The recommended daily allowance for Vitamin C in men is 90 mg and women 75 mg per day. Dietary Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that works best to support immunity once activated with the bodies naturally occurring antioxidant, Glutathione. Glutathione is the body’s antioxidant power source, an abundance of Vitamin C helps to fight free radicals in the body before the glutathione kicks in, relieving stress on the body.
Camu-Camu is a superfood that I came across years ago to enhance my raw food cooking. It’s commonly sold in powder form and has 60 times more Vitamin C per serving compared to an orange. I add it to juices and smoothies to give it an additional boost! In this recipe, I use Camu-Camu as the focal point for this Vitamin C power-packed juice recipe. Enjoy!
- 1 Blood Orange Peeled
- 1 Grapefruit Peeled
- 1 tsp Camu Camu Powder
- 2.5 cups of Coconut Water
Method Of Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Strain to remove any seeds or residual pulp. Serve and Enjoy!