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Fight the bad weather with Vitamin C: Three easy recipes

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-          combine 2/3 banana and around 3  big strawberries in a blender

-          pour in ½ cup of pineapple juice

-          add 2 tablespoons of sugar (optional)

-          add 1/3 of a glass of milk if you want a creamy smoothie (optional)

-          add ice cubes if you want a fresh smoothie (optional)


2)  Smoothie with mango, lychee and milk (one glass)

Time : 5 min

Vitamin C dose:
1 cup of lychee 135.8 mg / 1 mango 57.3 mg


-          One mango

-          4 to 7 lychees

-          Sugar (optional)

-          ½ cup of milk

-          Ice (optional)

Preparation :

-          peel and chop one mango, then add to blender

-          add 2 tablespoon of sugar (optional)

-          add ½ cup of milk

-          add ice cubes if you want a fresh smoothie (optional)


Fruit Salad

If you have a little more time, you can prepare an easy and fresh fruit salad with a good dose of vitamin C. Here’s a great recipe for a kiwi, orange and apple salad.

Time : 10 min

Vitamin C dose:
1 Kiwi 64 mg / 1 Orange 69.7 mg / 1 apple 8.4 mg


-          One orange

-          One apple (golden)

-          One kiwi

-          Vanilla sugar

Preparation :

-          grab a bowl

-          peel and cut 1 kiwi

-          peel and chop up 1 apple, add to bowl

-          squeeze one orange to get juice

-          add 1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar


Fruity French Toast

It requires a bit more preparation but it’s worth it for a better breakfast. You can also make this simple recipe for a brunch or dessert. Feel free to sweeten the fruit with chocolate or caramel, or replace the whipped cream with ice cream.

Here’s my version of French toast with banana, blueberries and strawberries.

Time : 15 min

Vitamin C dose:
1 Banana 10.3 mg /  1 cup of big Strawberries 84.7 mg / 1 cup of blueberries 14.4 mg 


-          2 slices white bread

-          Butter

-          One egg

-          1/3 cup of milk

-          One banana, 3 big strawberries and some blueberries

-          Whipping cream

-          Vanilla sugar

-          Cinnamon (optional)

Preparation :

-          In a bowl, pour 1/3 cup of milk, one egg and 1 tablespoon of vanilla sugar

-          Mix until well combined

-          Prepare a pan with a little butter

-          Place the bread slices, one at a time, into the bowl or plate, letting slices soak up the egg mixture for a few seconds

-          Transfer the bread slices to the pan, heating slowly until bottom is golden brown. Turn and brown the other side

-          Prepare the whipping cream by mixing until it forms peaks, adding icing sugar if desired

-          Put a few dollops around or on the bread slices and arrange the strawberry, banana slices and blueberries on the toast.

-          Sprinkle on some cinnamon powder (optional)

Enjoy your delicious breakfast, chock full of Vitamin C.


Photos courtesy of  photo libre

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