Smoothies are a quick and convenient way to pack as many essential vitamins and minerals into our meal times to help give our bodies a super healthy nutritional boost. Vitamin C is naturally present in many of our foods, some more than others, and this delicious green smoothie has it in abundance to help you feel nourished, well and fabulous.
Come this time of year we welcome the colder months along with the plague of bugs that we cannot escape for one reason or another. My little man is at nursery and husband works in a hospital, so you can imagine the lovely cocktail of germs that we have at home.
Leading up to the autumn months I like to naturally safeguard my immune system through the food that I eat. Dark leafy greens like the kale used in this smoothie are packed with vitamin C to help support the immune system. Another great natural source of this cold-fighting nutrient are kiwis, which also offer a lovely tropical sweetness against the earthy kale.
- 1 large handful of raw kale
- 1 banana
- 6 slices of cucumber
- 2 kiwis
- 1 thumb size piece of ginger
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk (or your milk of choice)
- Pour all of the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
I love a little fiery ginger in my smoothies, because not only does it tastes great but also acts as a decongestant if you’re unlucky to be struck down with a cold or flu. There are so many immune boosting foods out there and I previously blogged about them here. This smoothie has 2 immune-boosting superfoods and I know I will be whizzing this up regularly for breakfast in my Vitamix S30 over the cold and flu season to help protect my immunity.
How do you try to protect your immune system over cold and flu season?
*Vitamix S30 was gifted for review, but all opinions are my own.