Smoothies are a good way to get all the nutrients you need. They are good timesavers if you’re in a hurry and there are a million ingredients at your disposal in order to make a delicious drink.
You can get creative, try out new flavors, and throw in some old faithful tastes that you love. And learn how to customize your health while fighting the sickness that spreads during those colder seasons. Read on for our list of 10 immunity-boosting super smoothies.
Blueberry Pie Smoothie (Loaded With Hidden Vegetables!)
Almost everyone is on board the blueberry train, and beyond their antioxidant-loaded nutritional profile, they’re flat-out delicious! This smoothie, appropriately called the Blueberry Pie Smoothie, ups the nutritional ante by mixing in kale, avocado, and banana with a healthy portion of blueberries.
Note: this recipe does call for ½ cup of milk, but you can sub in almost or coconut milk if you want to avoid using dairy products. If you’re using frozen produce, add about 25% of your milk portion in order to ensure a smooth mix.
This recipe is a significant source of vitamin A & C, as well as calcium and potassium
Almond milk is the star of the show and the sweet finish to this power-packed smoothie recipe. Filled with frozen fruits (kiwi, spinach, and mango too!), spinach, kale, and some fresh ginger too, it’s green and just the right amount of tart to liven up your day.
For those that love citrus, you’ll want to scoop up this recipe. If you’re feeling a cold coming on, just down this delicious sip to boost your immunity and knock out that virus before it has a chance to take over! The carrots are the secret ingredient to this orange beauty.
Smoothies don’t have to be snacks, they can be filling enough to replace a meal and still satisfy you. And that’s what this classic berry smoothie will do with its almond topping, protein powder mix, and green yogurt additions.
Not only is this one a beauty, but it is packed with some of the best nutrients – the ones you truly need to fight off flu season! It is winter in flavor-inspiration too; with its cranberry addition and hidden veggies for an extra boost.
This peaches and cream concoction can do well for you too. Use it as breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or as a way to give yourself a healthy dose of vitamins in a more delicious (and enjoyable) of ways.
*Pro Trip: Make sure you refrigerate your coconut milk. Do not use canned!
Chia seeds and chocolate are one way to get up and start your morning. This smoothie is dessert-inspired but oh so good for every part of your immune and digestive system. You can add oats to make it a more filling meal replacement as well.
This coconut and cherry creation fills you up with vitamins but leaves you feeling as though you’re enjoying a sweet dessert. It is made with a combination of vanilla, cinnamon, a bit of pineapple, coconut water, and fresh, pitted cherries.