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One of the things we love about living in Hawaii is all the outdoor activities. A lot of people assume that life in Hawaii is all beach, all the time but it actually has a lot of lush jungles and gardens. The soil here is very fertile and all kinds of plants grow. While there are beaches, this is an island after all, we love to hit up hikes and botanical gardens to get some exercise and to see the sights. We won’t be in Hawaii forever and there are plants we probably will be hard-pressed to find once we head back to the mainland. Another thing we love here is all the freshly blended smoothies we make. Incorporating fresh ingredients from Walmart and adding Emergen-C gives us the added vitamin boost we need to keep moving this summer.
We have a botanical garden about 15 minutes from our house and I love to walk through it. It’s quite hilly so we get a good workout, all while enjoying the natural beauty of Hawaii. It’s also shaded since we’re in the foliage so during this hot summer months, we’re able to keep a little cool and keep the sun off our heads. The path is about 1.5 miles one way, if you go through all the loops and you will get in some hill work but when you’re done, you feel so refreshed, it’s all worth it.
After a good workout, I like to recharge with something healthy, tasty, and cool. One of my favorite things to make is smoothies. Our Walmart has a great selection of fresh berries and so we picked up some raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries to make a yummy smoothie. We also got some kale because my husband is obsessed with it. An acai berry packet (found in the freezer section) and some Emergen-C Raspberry rounds out the smoothie. You can find your Emergen-C in the vitamins aisle. I got the raspberry flavor but they also have orange and tangerine if you’re making a citrus-based smoothie.
Once you’re home, gather your smoothie supplies. We used a couple leaves of kale and about 3/4 of a cup of each of the berries. The blackberries and raspberries could go in whole but I chopped the strawberries just to make blending easier. You don’t need any ice, milk, or juice because the acai packet will provide all the liquid you need. Run the packet under some water to get it easier to break apart and then put it in your blender. Add the kale and berries and blend until smooth.
Once the smoothie is all blended, take 1 Emergen-C packet and pour it into your cup. Pour the smoothie over it and stir well. The packet contains vitamins, antioxidants, and electrolytes so you will feel refreshed after your workout. It also makes your smoothie have a little fizz to it which I really enjoy.
Raspberry Acai Smoothie, serves 1
- 3/4 cup chopped strawberries
- 3/4 cup raspberries
- 3/4 cup blackberries
- 1 packet frozen acai juice
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 packet of Emergen-C Raspberry
- Place all berries, acai, and kale into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour contentes of Emergen-C packet into a cup and then pour your smoothie in.
- Mix well and enjoy!
Incorporating Emergen-C into my smoothie routine is helping me stay refreshed all summer long. Which Emergen-C Flavor would you add to your favorite smoothie recipe?
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