The easiest way to start eating healthier is to start with a healthy breakfast.
Whether it's one of our OatMEAL Cups that come fully baked and ready to reheat, or a delicious smoothie packed with fruits and veggies, having a nutrient-dense breakfast will set you up for success!
This immune boosting smoothie is one of my favorite smoothie recipes. My daughter, Scarlett, first created it for my birthday, and it has been on repeat in our house ever since.
Here's why this smoothie is great for your immune system:
Spinach - Rich in Iron, and Vitamins A and C, which both support immune function.
Pineapple - Packed with nutrients including Vitamin C, which helps absorb the Iron in spinach and aids in digestion.
Ginger - Contains Vitamin C and is naturally anti-bacterial.
Bananas - May help prevent the flu, according to a 2020 research article published in PNAS.
This immune boosting green smoothie can also be made into a smoothie bowl. Use frozen bananas to thicken it. Pour it into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings.
Immune Boosting Green Smoothie
This immune boosting green smoothie is delicious and packed with nutrients. Use fresh or frozen fruits and veggies in this recipe - they both work well but you may want to add a few ice cubes if you are using fresh ingredients.
- Almond milk, or another milk of choice - 1 cup
- Frozen chopped spinach - 1 cup
- Pineapple chunks - 1 cup
- Frozen banana - 1 medium
- Flaxseed meal - 1 Tbs.
- Grated ginger - 1 tsp. (optional)
- Raw honey - to taste
Add milk to blender, then top with remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth. Drink as a smoothie or make into a smoothie bowl, topping with sliced banana, raspberries, pomegranate, hemp hearts, cacao bigs, coconut, granola or your other favorite toppings.
Hope you enjoy this immune boosting smoothie as much as we do in our house!