Winter may be the season for the flu and the common cold, but we have got the remedy to keeps these ailments at bay. Yep, you’ve guessed it…smoothies! This week’s recipes are filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants known to help boost your immune system and protect your body against illness. Best of all, these benefits don’t come in the form of injections or pills. Plus, they taste fantastic. Our smoothies are the most delicious way to stay healthy all winter long.
Green Apple Ginger
Tart, spicy and sweet--is there any better way to start your day? And the fact that it's loaded with vitamins and minerals to boost your immunity makes it that much sweeter. Ginger provides antioxidants known to kill bacteria and fight cold viruses. Spirulina is the real star ingredient with an abundant source of protein, amino acids, phytonutrients, iron, antioxidants and B-vitamins. Your immune system will be strong and your tastebuds will be supremely satisfied.
Coconut Orange Julius
Craving a tropical vacation? Well, you've got one in this smoothie. Its taste and immune boosting properties are out of this world. Orange and pineapple pack a tropical punch with vitamin C, which increases the production of white blood cells. Satisfying your vitamin C intake has never felt more like paradise.
For a green smoothie that is as sweet as it is powerful, look no further! Spinach is one of the best cold fighting foods around. It’s rich in vitamin C, protein and packed with numerous antioxidants and beta-carotene. Both have been known to increase the infection-fighting cells of the immune system. Cinnamon boosts the immune system even more--it's an an antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial machine. Thanks to this powerful smoothie, it can be cookie time, all the time!
Purple Sweet Potato
We swear we didn't just use purple sweet potatoes for their beautiful color, although that's one added sensory benefit. Purple sweet potatoes are the perfect immune booster. They are rich in beta-carotene (a potent antioxidant), vitamin C, vitamin B complex, iron and phosphorus. Macqui powder provides a sweet taste and tons of antioxidant power. They don't call it a superfruit for nothing! Sip this smoothie and you'll be feeling like a superhero.
Apple Sage Cake
Apples and kale pack this smoothie with tons of immune-boosting power thanks to their vitamin C and antioxidant contents. But sage really takes the cold-fighting cake. Providing a delicate flavor, volatile oils and flavonoids, sage is known to reduce fever, chills and body ache when taken at the start of a cold. Now you can keep fever and colds at bay while enjoying the deliciousness of cake!
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