Healthy Living

Here are some recipes to boost your vitamin C and get you in a tropical mood.

Vitamin C surge smoothie
A surge of vitamin C from a smoothie filled with pineapple, papaya, and banana.


  • 1 cup frozen organic pineapple (or fresh)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ frozen cup papaya (or fresh)
  • 1 whole organic cucumber
  • ½-1 cup coconut water (or water or almond milk)


  1. Simply combine all the ingredients into Vitamix//high speed blender and blend until thick and creamy.
  2. You may add more/less liquid depending on desired thickness.
  3. Enjoy!

* Recipe courtesy of McKel, blogger at

Baked salmon with tropical rice
Prep: 25 min.  Cook: 12 min.  Ready in: 37 min.


  • 2 tablespoons cracked coriander seed
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 (1 pound) fillet fresh salmon
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 cups cooked white or brown rice
  • 1 mango, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon peel


  1. Preheat oven to 450 °F (230 °C). Lightly grease a shallow 9×13 baking dish.
  2. Combine the coriander seed, brown sugar, and lemon-pepper seasoning in a small bowl, and blend well.
  3. Place the salmon fillet skin side down in the prepared baking dish. Brush top and sides of fillet with the butter. Sprinkle the fish evenly with the coriander spice mixture, gently pressing it into the fish.
  4. Stir the mango, cilantro, and lemon peel into the rice. Spoon the rice mixture around the fish in the baking dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork, 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2 inch thickness. Cut the fish into 4 pieces. Divide rice between 4 serving plates

*Recipe courtesy of

Looking for more vitamin C-enriched recipes? Check out these ones including a recipe for making your own face cream:
Homemade vitamin C face cream
Moroccan carrot salad
Steamed broccoli with miso-sesame sauce
Roasted red saffron peppers