Whether it’s flu season, allergy season, or you’re just in the mood for a refreshing, flavorful drink, an immune-boosting smoothie is always a good idea. By snacking on something as easy and convenient as a smoothie, you can jam-pack your body with antioxidants, vitamins, and more superfoods that kick-start your immune system into gear. Smoothies are (rightfully) all the rage these days, as they are easy to make, totally filling, and can give your body a plethora of health benefits.
There’s seriously a smoothie to aid any type of health woe. Need an extra dose of veggies in your diet? Try a green smoothie. Lacking on protein? Try a peanut butter smoothie, or add a scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder. Getting sick? Add an extra helping of vitamin C or an antioxidant-rich fruit to your blender. Want more ideas? Go ahead and keep scrolling to find out what immune-boosting smoothies we’re sipping on right now. Blend. Slurp. Repeat.
This mango-turmeric vitamin C smoothie is basically summertime in a cup (in both taste and nutrients). The citrusy and tropical flavor is a perfect mixture of sweet and tangy. On top of that, the smoothie is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, fiber, and other antioxidants to help give your immune system a very large boost. (Stock up on Healthworks Turmeric Powder, $18, to make this smoothie.)
Feel Great in 8 calls this a magic immune-boosting smoothie for a reason. Each ingredient included in this blended snack has an immune boosting quality: Greek yogurt for vitamin D; spinach for fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C; kiwi for vitamin C, D, B6, and B12; flaxseed for omega 3s; and berries for more vitamin D. Sounds pretty magical, no?
Blueberries are known to be a nutrient-rich superfood. They have some of the highest amounts of antioxidants found in any food and are high in potassium and vitamin C. This immune-boosting Paleo blueberry smoothie combines blueberries with walnuts, almond milk, and chia seeds, making it a perfect way to give your body a nutritional boost.
This sweet-tart smoothie is packed with nutrient rich, immune boosting ingredients. It combines ginger, banana, pineapple, turmeric, lemon, and carrot for a zingy, summery snack. The nutrition benefits are endless, from anti-inflammatory factors to vitamin C to a natural antibiotic. Read about more of the nutrition benefits and get the full recipe here.
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