Vitamin D for the Rainy Season

When skies are dark and rainy, we can dream of summer and use the Vitamix blender to make delicious smoothies that increase our Vitamin D intake until the sun shines on us again. Vitamin D occurs naturally in only a few foods, like fatty fish, but we can whip up smoothies with vitamin D-fortified foods like dairy milk.

Certain other foods – soy milk, soy yogurt and tofu, non-dairy milks like almond milk, and orange juice may also be fortified. Just check the label for Vitamin D when you buy. And feel free to change things up; in any smoothie recipe, you can replace soymilk with dairy milk or a vitamin D-enriched, non-dairy milk like almond.

Emerald Smoothie
Spinach and celery given this smoothie its rich green color while pineapple adds sweetness and yogurt or soy milk adds Vitamin D.

Everything Smoothie
Soy milk makes a delicious, creamy base for this smoothie that blends five fruits and four vegetables.

Basic Fruit Smoothie
Soy milk, banana, and pineapple combine in this basic smoothie recipe to pack flavor that’s anything but basic.

Triple Strawberry Smoothie
Strawberries three ways–fresh, in yogurt, and frozen in ice cream.

Mango Smoothie
Mango and orange take vanilla yogurt to new heights.

Tropical Cooler
Lite tofu lends nutrients and creamy smoothness to orange and bananas.