Antioxidant packed!

Vitamin C Boost Blend

This Vitamin C powder blend is an easy way to boost your Vitamin C with a variety of dried fruits (and one flower) — all packed with Vitamin C as well as other vital nutrients.

 

Acerola Fruit.  Extremely rich in vitamin C, only outdone by rosehips.  Also a rich source of Vitamin A.

Amla Fruit.  Also known as Indian Gooseberry, much used in the Ayurvedic tradition, and often promoted (on social media) to be the most antioxidant rich fruit on the planet!  That may be a bit of a stretch, but regardless, very high in vitamin C, so I included it.

Hawthorn Berries.  Well known as a superb heart and circulatory tonic, also packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C.  I included it in the blend as a bit of extra support for the circulatory system, figuring it might help with delivering the rich antioxidants of the blend throughout the body.  

Hibiscus Flower.  Imparts a lovely deep pink color along with a lovely taste.  And, of course, high in antioxidants and Vitamin C.

Lemon Peel.  Well deserved reputation for Vitamin C content, it also imparts a lovely taste to the blend.  I always think lemon peel (or juice) help to make a beverage taste "clean".  

Orange Peel.  No need say much here — high in vitamin C and tastes great!

Rosehips.  One of nature's highest sources of vitamin C.  Also rich in pectin, a prebiotic that helps to populate the gut with healthy bacteria, aid digestion, and enhance absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients.

Vitamin C is well known for its role in supporting a healthy immune system. Unfortunately, our bodies cannot make vitamin C. Experts agree that the best way to get Vitamin C is through the foods we eat.  However, because it is a water soluble vitamin, there is concern about its loss when cooking fruits and vegetables. No worries with this powder blend as you are consuming the entire herb and the water.  If the heat is a concern to you, simply add to cool or warm liquid or foods.

I use this blend in some way almost every day, believing that nutrients in the foods we eat are easiest for our body to assimilate as compared to supplements.  Also, Vitamin C, as well as the many other antioxidants in fruits and vegetables, are not stored in our body and need to be replaced regularly

This blend has a pleasant, fruity sour taste.  If it is too sour for your preference, just add some honey or other sweetener, or mix it in with some dates.