Camu Camu is your new IT superfood! Why? Because it contains 50 times more vitamin C than an orange. The high amounts of vitamin C act as an antioxidant, which may boost immunity in our bodies. Talk about SUPERfood. Vitamin C is just as important for our bodies as well as our skin. According to a study from Oregon State University, Vitamin C plays an important role in collagen synthesis and may have the ability to prevent and treat UV induced photodamage as well as other beneficial effects on skin cells. Welcome to the fountain of youth!!
And that’s not all, Camu Camu also contains other potent vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and amino acids such as vitamin B3, potassium, and beta-carotene. As you can see, the benefits of this superfood are abound. This miraculous berry comes from the Amazonian rainforest and is readily available in the powder form making it easy to use in smoothies and smoothie bowls. See below for our Super “C” smoothie recipe.
So why haven’t you gotten on the Camu Camu bandwagon yet?!?
Super “C” Smoothie
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 teaspoon camu camu powder
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
¼ cup plain almond milk or water
Place all ingredients into blender and blend until you reach the consistency you desire.
Pour into your cup and if you like, top with your favorite toppings such as blueberries, flax seeds or goji berries.
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