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Immune System Boosting Smoothie Recipes

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We are always looking for tasty ways to boost our immune system. Smoothies are great for doing just that.

Smoothies are an absolutely fantastic way to get the fruit and veg that you require, not to mention a great way to boost your immune system. With the flu and cold season well and truly upon us, it is important to try and stay as healthy as you can be.

We have put together some of the best smoothies that will help to boost your immune system so that you can fight off the symptoms of a common cold, and help to give your body a fighting chance, should it develop into anything more serious.

These are a great option for breakfast, or just as a tasty, filling and healthy snack for you to have throughout the day.

Spicy Banana:

This is a fantastic at boosting your immune system, thanks to the fresh ginger. Just ½ inch of fresh ginger has amazing health benefits, such as reducing inflammation, helping to keep your digestive system working as it should, as well as helping your body to naturally detoxify, all round making your body more prepare to fighting off nasty bus and viruses.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 2 cups of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger that has been peeled
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom

Method:

Add the spinach and the coconut milk to a blender, and blend together well. Add the rest of the ingredients, before blending again to incorporate all of the ingredients, before enjoying.

These measurements are enough to make two servings.

If you are experiencing tummy troubles, you can try swapping the coconut milk, for coconut yoghurt, which is packed full of gut friendly bacteria. If you prefer a less potent smoothie as well, you can try adding just a small amount of ginger until your taste buds have adjusted. Just up this measurement if you feel a cold coming on to stop it in its tracks.

Watermelon Mojito:

A healthy twist to a classic cocktail. Not only does this smoothie taste absolutely fantastic, it is brilliant at healing your body, and protecting it from any bugs, all thanks to a helpful boost to your immune system. Watermelon contains powerful antioxidants, which are known to prevent and protect you from a number of degenerative diseases, and mint will help to clear your sinuses, and any mucus build up.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Swiss chard, with the stems removed
  • ¼ cup of fresh mint, again with the stems removed
  • 2 cups of chopped watermelon
  • 2 cups of chopped mango
  • The juice of ½ lime

Method:

Blend the Swiss chard, mint and watermelon together in a blender until the mixture is completely smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend again. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.

You might notice that this recipe has no additional liquid added to it. This is because of the watermelon, which, as the name suggests has a high water content, so when this is blended it essentially becomes the liquid base that you need.

Purple Power Healer:

You might not like the sound of putting cabbage in a smoothie, but red cabbage is excellent for the immune system, as it contains high levels of anthocyanins, which has been proven to help to suppress inflammation.

On top of this, elderberry extract is known to be a natural cold and flu fighter. Not only this, it is also considered to be a natural alternative to cough and cold syrups that you can purchase in shops.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of chopped red cabbage
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 orange, which has been peeled
  • 1 cup of blackberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp elderberry extract

Method:

Blend the cabbage, water and orange together well, until the mixture is completely smooth. Add the blackberries, banana, and elderberry extract before blending well again and enjoying.

Citrus smoothie:

This is a fantastic recipe for when you have already developed a cold, and you are looking for a recovery option. It contains beetroot, which is absolutely loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, which can help to nurse you back to full health in no time at all.

On top of this, the flaxseed oil contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which is excellent for proper brain function and heart health.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of green cabbage
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 oranges, which have been peeled
  • 2 cups of chopped pineapple
  • ¼ cup of peeled and cubed raw beetroot
  • The juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil

Method:

Blend the cabbage, water and oranges well until the mixture is completely smooth, and then add the remainder of the ingredients before blending well again.

Tropical Mango-Rita:

This is fantastic for the party season, and is perfect for when you need that little pick me up boost; maybe if you have been getting a little too much into the festive spirit. The pineapple alone contains over half of the daily allowance of vitamin B6, which is essential to nerve cell communication, and antibodies that are needed to fight a whole host of diseases. On top of this, the coconut water contains essential electrolytes, which are fantastic if you need to rehydrate the morning after. Plus, it all tastes great as well.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut water
  • 1 orange, which has been peeled
  • 2 cups of chopped mango
  • 1 cup of chopped pineapple
  • The juice of ½ a lime, plus 2 lime slices for garnish
  • Coarse salt for the rim of glasses

Method:

Blend together the spinach, coconut water, and the orange juice until it is completely smooth. Add the mango, pineapple, and lime juice before blending well again.

Dip the rims of the margarita glasses into the squeezed lime, before dipping the rims in coarse salt. Pour the smoothie into the glasses before finally, garnishing with the lime slices.

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Frankie Crowhurst

I am a keen writer, with a particular passion for food and the health industry. I love to cook at home in my spare time, and am always looking for new and exciting recipes to try that will also improve my health. I have a keen interest in natural therapies, and how it is possible to treat illnesses well, without turning to more conventional medicines. I have many years of experience as a writer, and passion for health.

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