Try this immune boosting Winter smoothie
I created this immune boosting smoothie because I much prefer to prevent illnesses than have to deal with being sick and everything it entails. Especially during cold and flu season.
Just the thought of cold & flu tablets and antibiotics makes me cringe. Antibiotics really mess with our health by killing off a lot of our good gut bacteria. And a lot of cold and flu medicines are pretty much just glorified sweets.
Drinking this immune boosting smoothie 2 or 3 times a week will help you keep those Winter bugs at bay. Eating a diet full of fresh fruit & vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats will help keep your defences up too.
Check out my list of immune boosting foods in this post about NATURAL COLD & FLU REMEDIES and give this smoothie a try.
I also drink lots of green tea, and Rooibos tea. Read about all of the benefits of drinking Rooibos here: WHY SHOULD YOU BE DRINKING ROOIBOS TEA?
How to make the Immune Booster Smoothie
This smoothie is made with just five ingredients: spinach, orange, grapefruit, pear and ginger.
Remove the peel from the orange and grapefruit, roughly chop the fruit and veggies, and blend until smooth.
Use any variety of pear or grapefruit – I usually use a William pear and a ruby grapefruit.
If you prefer a sweeter tasting smoothie, add another orange, or just use half the grapefruit.
This recipe makes 2 serves, and you can keep it overnight, in a sealed container in the fridge.
If you’d like to try more green smoothies or shakes, I’ve listed my TOP 5 SMOOTHIES & SHAKES here in this post.
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Here’s the recipe
IMMUNE BOOSTING WINTER SMOOTHIE
- 1 pear, chopped
- 1 orange, chopped
- 1 grapefruit, chopped
- 1 piece ginger, chopped
- 1 large handful spinach
- ¼ cup water
- Blend the spinach with the water.
- Roughly chop the ginger and all the fruit.
- Add to the spinach mixture and blend until smooth.
- Divide the smoothie evenly between 2 glasses and enjoy!
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Use any variety of pear or grapefruit that you like – I used a William pear and a ruby grapefruit.
If you prefer a sweeter taste, add another orange, or just use half the grapefruit.
This smoothie will keep overnight if refrigerated in a sealed container.
**NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION IS ESTIMATED AND SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A GUIDE.
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