C-Blast Smoothie

Pink grapefruit, pineapple and strawberries are super-high in vitamin C'a disease-fighting antioxidant. And if you tend to have low iron levels, it's good to know that vitamin C helps with absorption of this mineral. So power up your morning with this delicious smoothie. Yum!

Best Health Magazine, November 2011; Photo by Ryan Szulc

Ingredients

1 large pink grapefruit, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
1/2 cup (125 mL) crushed pineapple, canned or fresh
1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh or frozen strawberries (if using fresh, add 1/4 cup [60 mL] ice for extra froth)
1/2 cup (125 mL) non-fat Greek yogurt

Directions

Blend all ingredients together.

Nutritions

Serves two.

Per serving: 159 calories, 7 g protein, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 35 g carbohydrates, 5 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 26 mg sodium.

Cuisine

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C-Blast Smoothie
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