Healthy ingredients like ginger, carrot, and turmeric make this immune boosting smoothie recipe great for your health! This orange blend will give you the power you need to fight off any cold or flu this season.
Mama always said drink OJ when you get sick because Vitamin C is the best for fighting off colds.
I’ll let you in on a little something: Oranges are not the only foods that contain rich amounts of Vitamin C! There are tons of fruits and veggies out there that are great for you, and a healthy smoothie is one of my favorite ways to get my fruit and vegetable servings. Your standard glass of orange juice gets a health boost with carrots, ginger, turmeric, and bananas.
Immune Boosting Foods:
- Great source of Vitamin A as well as K and C
- Packed with antioxidants, especially beta-carotene
- Great metabolism booster
- Is known to prevent cancer
- Amazing cold and flu relief
- Helps with digestion and nausea
- Lowers risks of diseases
- Lowers cholesterol
How to make an immune boosting smoothie
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Note: The banana is added for creaminess; however, if you prefer smoothies without bananas, try substituting with 1 cup of ice and a half cup yogurt for creaminess.
Are smoothies good when sick?
Smoothies are an excellent choice when you feel like you’re coming down with a cold. They are packed with nutrients and keep you hydrated.
This smoothie recipe is loaded with immune boosting ingredients to help fight off any cold!
Next time you feel a cold coming on, or you just need a health boost, try a smoothie for your immune system to make your body (and taste buds) happy!
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Immune Boosting Orange Smoothie
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 banana
- 1+1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 cup carrots shredded
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!
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