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Recipe: Vitamin C Booster Smoothie

The immune system protects the body against disease and fights off infection. Specialised blood cells are the immune systems greatest weapon!

A strong immune system is key for consistent and beneficial training. While we are being told to stay at home, it’s important you keep on top of your nutrition as it will help to keep your immune system strong. A poor immune system can increase the risk of injury and reduce performance.

Lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University, Ozcan Esen, and Sport and Exercise Nutrition BSc(Hons) students have helped put together some healthy recipes that you can try making at home!

If you do try any of these recipes, post your image on social media with the hashtag #WPNutrition.

See below for our recipe for Vitamin C Booster Smoothie.

Vitamin C Booster Smoothie ingredients to make one serving

  • ½ orange, peeled and segmented
  • 2 regular carrots, washed, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup ice, optional


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve in a glass and enjoy!

Nutritional information

  • Calories (kcal): 175
  • Carbs (g): 44
  • Protein (g): 2
  • Fat(g): 0

This recipe is high in vitamin A and vitamin C. Also contains iron and calcium.

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