10x the Vitamin C of orange juice with 1/4 the sugar and calories!
by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialist
Did you know that there's a drink with 10 times the Vitamin C of orange juice? and it's all naturally occurring, not added vitamin C! I'll explain...
Well, I've done it again... After my famous "healthiest cheesesteak in the world " (tons of people LOVED that recipe), and my healthy chocolate fudge recipe (which was a big hit too)... now I've come up with a drink so healthy, it might be a record-breaker...
Here's my newest concoction for a drink that has one of the highest antioxidant levels possible and also more naturally occuring Vitamin C than 7-10 glasses of orange juice (but with 1/4 the sugar and calories of gut-fattening OJ)...
If you remember from my Truth about Abs program , one of my favorite drinks (since I avoid all sodas, fruit juices, and any sugary drinks), is to simply drink these unsweetened iced tea mixtures that I make where I use a blend of green tea, white tea, rooibos tea, oolong tea, black tea, mate, etc (in different combos each week, usually 3-4 types -- big variety of antioxidants).
I usually make a big pitcher of this type of iced tea blend each week just very lightly sweetened with the natural non-caloric sweetener stevia .
Now here's where the 10x the vitamin C content of Orange Juice comes in ...
I found out about a fruit called an Amazon Cherry (acerola cherry), and I buy the frozen smoothie packs of pureed acerola cherry at this website:
http://Superfood-Smoothies.com (amazon cherry on the left nav)
Each individual serving pack of the frozen pureed acerola cherry contains a massive 1,400% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C (all naturally occurring in this little superfood).
So what I do is thaw the acerola cherry puree/juice, and use 1/2 of a packet in a full glass of my unsweetened iced tea blend.
Since I use half the packet, this comes out to only 9 gms of sugar per glass of the mixture (about 1/4 the sugar content of about 10 oz of OJ), but a whopping 700% recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.
Essentially this is a drink with 1/4 the calories of OJ, and more than 10x the nutritional punch, factoring in the antioxidants from the teas and the natural Vitamin C from the acerola cherry.
Move over OJ... there's a new breakfast beverage winner in town! And it'll keep you leaner than sugary OJ!
You'll also see that this site has acai berry puree for smoothies too...
My favorite use of the acai berry puree is to mix it with a banana, some organic cocoa powder, and raw milk... makes a delicious healthy smoothie (acai, cocoa, and banana is an incredible combo)!
Note that this is real acai berry puree, instead of all of the "miracle pill" acai berry scams that you see all over the internet these days... most of which are produced by shady companies where you don't even know if they put any real acai extract in their pills.
As I mentioned a few months ago, I'm good friends with the owners of a nutritional company, and I actually helped them design the formula for what I think is one of the most powerful (and synergistic) antioxidant blends you can get. Grab some today.
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To your superior health and a lean body,
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs
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