Summer is over, and that just means about 16 weeks left until Christmas. School has begun and the breezy air now is felt in the mornings. It’s time to get my coats, boots, and sweaters back out. 

The best way to keep away from coming down with the cold is to boost your immune system. This healthy smoothie can help you do just that! The ingredients in this Immune Booster can help keep the common cold at bay and retain a healthy immune system.

marinascookbook immune boosting smoothie

How to make an Immunity Smoothie 

Apple 

Health benefits of apples: 

It’s naturally sweet from the fruit. “An apple a day keeps a doctor away” has truth to it, apples are very nutritional. They contain a good source of vitamin C and fiber. Apples could also help with weight loss since they are so filling from the fiber. 

This is so true, when I went sugar-free, I ate an apple every time I wanted to eat something sweet or have a snack. They helped me stop the sweet cravings and made me feel full. 

Carrot 

Health benefits of carrots:

Vitamin A in carrots helps prevent vision loss but also helps with boosting your immune system. Studies show that eating more antioxidant-rich fruits, like carrots can help reduce the risks of illness. This sweet vegetable is available all year long and is used in a variety of dishes. 

Ginger

Health benefits fo ginger: 

Ginger is filled with immune-boosting benefits. It makes one it one of the go-to ingredients when sick or trying to boost your immune. Ginger is antibacterial, which means it helps support immunity. In addition, it helps to prevent nausea and an upset stomach and regulate blood pressure. 

Water

Why I need to drink water: 

Water is the best way to keep hydrated. Grownups are 60 percent water, and our blood is 90 percent water. Our digestive system depends on how hydrated we are,  dehydration can lead to digestive problems, which can then increase the risk of serious diseases. Drink at least eight cups of water a day is important. 

marinas cookbook immune boosting smoothie

Can I make the smoothie ahead of time? 

You could make this smoothie ahead, by blending all ingredients together in a blender, then pour into a freezer-safe jar and freeze it overnight. The night before you plan to drink it, place the smoothie in the fridge to defrost. But just like any fruit and vegetable smoothie, this immune booster smoothie is best when freshly served. 

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What blender do you use to make smoothies? 

For a small amount of smoothie, for 1-2 people I use a small Magic bullet like this one here. When I make for more than two people or want to save some for later, I used this powerful Vitamix blender.

3 Ingredient Immune Boosting Sweet Smoothie

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Keyword: appetizer, drinks, fruit smoothie, smoothie, sweet smoothie recipe, vegetable smoothie
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 63kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 apple slice and throw the core away
  • 1 medium carrot peel (if not organic)
  • 1 small ginger peel
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Blend till smooth in a blender.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 5144IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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