Immune Boosting Smoothie {Vegan/Paleo}

October 10, 2017

Who doesn't love a good boost? This yummy-in-your-tummy smoothie packs some extra vitamin C goodness!

 

 

 

Give your immune system a boost with this Immune Boosting Smoothie!

 

Serves: 1

 

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Total Time: 10 min

 

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup almond milk

  2. 1 banana, frozen

  3. 1/4 red bell pepper, sliced

  4. 5-6 large strawberries

  5. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric

  6. shake cinnamon

  7. 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

  8. ice, as needed

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender.

  2. Blend on high until smooth.

  3.  

    Enjoy the “warming” effect, from the cinnamon and tumeric which may feel nice on a less-than-ideal sore or scratchy throat.

 

 

NOW, a little bit about these wonderful ingredients:

 

  • 1 medium bell pepper contains almost 170% of your RDA of vitamin C

  • rich in beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body

Strawberries:

  • 1/2 cup of strawberries provides half your daily need for vitamin C

  • contains antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body that may lead to damage 

Turmeric:

  • rich in curcumin, a powerful antioxidant that combats inflammation

 

Cinnamon:

  • ranked #7 on the antioxidant scale of all foods, spices and herbs

  • contains over 7 kinds of flavonoid compounds that are highly effective in reducing inflammation

Coconut Oil:

  • comprised of 50% lauric acid which is anti-fungal & anti-bacterial

  • offers immediate source of fuel for the brain and body

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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