Immune Boosting Smoothie Recipe

Last week we shared the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FluView report, which shows there is still elevated flu activity throughout the entire nation and the CDC expects another few weeks of elevated activity.

We recommend finishing out this cold and flu season strong with the help of our Immune Boost, which includes four natural ingredients that are clinically proven to decrease your chances of getting sick by up to 65%!

We also want to share this Power C Sunshine Smoothie recipe from The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook which is packed with natural, immune boosting ingredients:

  • Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, of the most powerful antioxidants, strengthening your immune system and limiting the damage done to your body during illness

  • Coconut milk contains a lot of electrolytes, keeping your body well-hydrated and healthy

  • Lemon juice is high in Vitamin C and other antioxidants and has natural antimicrobial properties

  • Bananas contain prebiotics which are critical for gut health, and 80% of your immune system lives in your gut! Bananas are also filled with Vitamin B6, which is great for immune health

  • Ginger has natural antimicrobial properties

  • Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and has also been shown to enhance antibody response to illness and to promote the health of various immune system cells, like white blood cells

  • Honey is so antimicrobial that it’s the only food without an expiration date!

This smoothie is delicious, refreshing, and filled with nutrients, so you can finish out cold and flu season healthy and get ready for spring!

Power C Sunshine Smoothie

Hands-on time: 5 min  |  Total time: 6 min  |  Yield: 1 serving

1/3 cup canned full-fat coconut milk 1/3 cup water 1/2 fresh large navel orange or 1 small orange, peeled  1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 1/4 frozen bananas (approximately 1 rounded cup of 1-inch slices) 1-inch-piece ginger root 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup for added sweetness (optional, but Dr. Mac’s recommends honey for the antimicrobial properties!)

Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender in the order listed and blend until smooth.  Serve immediately.

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