Defend Against the Viruses and Bacteria of the World
1. Berry-Coconut Power Smoothie
This is a perfect way to get the day started for adults and children alike. It’s packed with antioxidant rich berries, the super seed chia, and anti-aging and anti-inflammatory coconut. This smoothie contains fiber and healthy fat. The medium-chained saturated fat of coconut is metabolized quickly and easily converted to energy.
- Handful of frozen or fresh mixed berries
- Half of a banana (riper the nana, sweeter the smoothie)
- 3 ice cubes
- ¾ cup of coconut water
- 2 tablespoons of coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- Dash of cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a blender starting with the coconut water/milk and ending with cinnamon. Blend for 2 minutes or until smooth then pour into your favorite glass where you will then stir in the chia seeds.
2. Green Smoothie Starter
This delicious cleansing smoothie is a great starter if you’re new to the green drink craze. Don’t be scared off by the bright green hue, it tastes sweet like a dream. Your immune system will thank you due to the fiber, iron, Vit C the ingredients provide your tummy. This is a wonderful drink in the morning to give you a refreshing burst of energy or can be used as a nutritional supplement when you’re feeling under the weather.
- 1 green apple (skin on)
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach
- ½ of a lemon (peeled)
- Tip of your thumb sized nodule of ginger
- 3 ice cubes
- Handful of parsley (optional)
Cut all ingredients into chunks than throw into your blender. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Drink and dance!
3. Pina Kale-ada Smoothie
This is a super anti-inflammatory moneymaker. Inflammation is often disguised as anything from weight gain, to skin problems, to headaches, and even depression. Lowering inflammation in the body can reduce or eliminate these problems as well as lessen your chance at illness. The greens, protein, and antioxidants boost your immune system and keep you hydrated.
- 2 handfuls of kale
- 1 cup nondairy unsweetened milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
- ½ avocado
- 1-2 tsp of flax seeds
Blend all ingredients and savor the goodness.
None of these recipes have to be followed to a T, have fun, and get creative. If you have mango instead of pineapple, make the swap. If you think coconut water tastes like dirt, replace it with filtered water or non-dairy milk. Have a handful of greens available, throw them into the blender right along with the other ingredients.
Indulge in these tasty smoothies and reap the benefits of a healthy diet, strengthened immune system, and energy to boot.