Juliette Steen | On 11, May 2014
Itâ€™s that time of year again. Sneezes, germs and coughs surround us everywhere â€” on buses, at work, at uni and even at home. You canâ€™t escape them but here is a delicious smoothie recipe that can help you steer clear of those pesky winter colds.
Smoothies are a great way to quickly give your body lots of nutrients. Packing your smoothies with vitamin-rich ingredients can boost your immune system, giving you a strong defence against cold and flues.
This smoothie includes numerous beneficial plant-based cold and flu fighters:
- Ginger for its antiviral and antioxidant properties
- Orange for vitamin C
- Honey and cinnamon for their soothing and warming qualities
- Acai for antioxidants
- Spinach for vitamins A, E and C
Donâ€™t let the colour of this smoothie frighten you. I promise that you wonâ€™t be able to taste the spinach!
1 frozen banana
Â½ orange, peeled
2 handfuls of spinach or kale
a small knob of ginger (the size depends on how much ginger you like)
2 tsp honey
1 tsp acai powder (optional)
Â¼ tsp cinnamon
a dash of water
1. Simply blend all the ingredients together and pour into a glass.
Tip: The longer you blend the smoother the texture will be.
Remember, if you feel like youâ€™re coming down with a cold or flu (or you’ve already succumbed to one) be sure to drink lots of water and tea and take time out to rest.