I think every year when winter is upon us, we hope and pray that no one gets sick. When there are toddlers in the house that first sneeze can be devastating. Making dinner you hear ahhh choo! You go running like a sprint racer through the house finding anything to wipe it and practically tackling the toddler so snot doesn’t get in their mouth. We won’t talk about when your driving and they are to far to reach….
Our first response sometimes as moms is to pump them full of vitamin C. But do we know what’s in the vitamin C?
I found myself at the store turning over bottle after bottle hoping to find just one that wasn’t synthetic and full junk like dyes, artificial flavors, and artificial sweeteners. Sadly, I couldn’t find one! The last thing our kids need when they are not feeling well is artificial EVERYTHING! I was floored, frustrated, and disappointed. I felt bad for the moms out there who were buying this junk and didn’t know it was bad. (I had been that mom in the past)
I needed something I felt good about giving them, not something that would cause more problems later on. I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across how to make homemade vitamin C. Really? I can make this? Yes, and so simply!
I went to the store got a bag of organic oranges and I was on my way. When I got home I peeled them laid them on a cookie sheet and let them dry for a couple days. (if your in a hurry, place them in an oven at the lowest setting until crisp) I put them in my coffee grinder, you could also use a bullet or food processor. Next, I blended them until they were a fine powder, and stored them in a glass jar. And there you have it, homemade vitamin C powder with live enzymes that your body will recognize and absorb easily! I read the best way to know you have a good supplement is to get as close as you can to the real form, well you can’t get any closer than the peel of an orange!!
Vitamin C Powder
- 1 bag organic oranges (could also use lemons or limes)
- Cookie sheet or plate to lay peels on
- Coffee grinder, bullet, or food processor
- Peel oranges and lay peels flat so that they are not overlapping. Let dry for a couple days or until they aren’t bendy anymore and are crisp.
- Blend in a coffee grinder until a fine powder is formed.
- Store in a glass jar or sealed container.
Take 1 tsp per day. Mix in water or juice, mix in yogurt, oatmeal, smoothies.
*for quick method, put in your oven on the lowest setting until crisp, blend and store.