Camu Camu Immune Boosting Smoothie

camu camu immune boosting smoothie

Camu Camu Immune Boosting Smoothie

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Get your smoothie on with Camu Camu! Say what? This is a wonderful fruit that comes from the rain forests of Peru and Brazil. It has 60x more vitamin C than an orange! It’s scientific name is Myrciaria dubia, commonly known as camu camu, camucamu, cacari, or camocamo. This wonderful immune boosting small bushy tree tends to grow by river banks in the Amazon rain forest in Peru and Brazil. It produces reddish purple fruit similar to a cherry.

 

 

Benefits of camu camu

  • Powerful antioxidant: 60x more vitamin C than an orange!
  • Immune booster: Boosts your immune system to help you stay healthy and fight off infection
  • Anti-inflammatory: vitamin c assists in decreasing inflammation in the body
  • Helps brain function:  Can support depression and improves mood
  • Protects against free-radicals (created from stress, environmental toxins, inflammation, etc): Vitamin C fights free-radicals in the body

Next time you’re at your local health food store look for this powder to add to your morning smoothie for an extra immune boosting treat for your body!

Camu camu immune boosting smoothie

Camu camu immune boosting smoothie

My favorite wellness and immune boosting smoothie mix:

1 1/2 c Purified or filtered water
1/4 c of Blueberries
1 TBSP Hemp hearts
1 TBSP of Flax seeds
1 TBSP of Chlorella
1 TBSP Camu Camu
1 Banana
5 kale leaves (de-stemmed)
1 Scoop or a couple capsules emptied out of probiotics
1 dash of cayenne pepper to taste

Place all ingredients in a blender or Nutribullet until kale leaves are pureed in.

Enjoy!

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