#EatWellLiveWell: Fruit Medley Smoothie

Did you know that men need the most daily intake of vitamin C, with the exception of breastfeeding mothers? With a daily recommendation of 90 mg for men, 75 mg for women and 15 - 65 mg children, our bodies require vitamin C in healthy diet.

Learn how to get your vitamin C from UnityPoint Clinic.As most people equate vitamin C with oranges, other fruits tend to be forgotten of their powerful vitamin C benefits. A great example are kiwis. One navel orange contains 82.7 milligrams of vitamin C, but one kiwi packs a whopping 137.2 milligrams. That make the consumption of one kiwi enough to reach everyone’s daily need of vitamin C!

If you love making smoothies but don’t usually add kiwis, upgrade to our Fruit Medley Smoothie and enjoy all the health benefits kiwis have to offer!

Incorporating this fruit into your summer smoothie recipe will not only boost your immune system but also your energy. Kiwis also contain a large amount of magnesium which helps convert your food into energy, helping you stay active. Blend up a new smoothie recipe this summer and try our Fruit Medley Smoothie today!

Recipe: Fruit Medley Smoothie

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 (8 ounce) container peach yogurt

Directions:

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

134 calories, 1.1 g total fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 41 mg sodium, 29.6 g total carbohydrates, 2.6 g dietary fiber, 3.6 g protein

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