Fight The Flu With This Immunity-Boosting Super Green Smoothie

Stay Healthy With This Immunity-Boosting Smoothie!

By Mary-Elizabeth Schurrer

January marks the mid-point—and, unfortunately, the peak—of flu season.

Unfortunately, the combination of our bodies both striving to “reset” from those holiday indulgences, while also suffering through winter’s frosty weather, can send our immune systems into a downward spiral.

The result: physical burn-out and increased risk of illness.

So, before you experience those telltale flu symptoms—like sinus pressure, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, persistent cough, glassy eyes, fever and chills, or weakened joints—boost your immunity with the healing properties of essential nutrients.

How To Boost Your Immunity

Plant-based foods are among the most effective types of medicine.

Several fruits and veggies, raw nuts, unprocessed whole grains, and natural spices contain antioxidants—immune boosters that neutralize disease-causing free radicals, yield anti-inflammatory benefits, protect the cells from oxidation, and even support healthy aging.

For a nourishing and restorative pick-me-up to fight this flu season like a champ, try our superfood smoothie loaded with vitamins, minerals and—you guessed it—antioxidants!

Plus, it’s gluten-free and vegan too!

Immunity-Boosting Super Green Smoothie Recipe

1 cup Leafy Greens (we used spinach, kale and arugula)
1 cup Non-Dairy Milk (we used Silk unsweetened cashew milk)
1/4 Granny Smith Apple
1/4 Hass Avocado
1/2 tbsp Nut Butter (we used MaraNatha all-natural almond butter)
2 tsp Whole Grain Oats
1/2 tsp Organic Sweetener (we used Pyure stevia powder)
1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Ginger

Peel and quarter the avocado. Set aside 1/4, then place the remaining 3/4 in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Wash and quarter the apple, leaving the skin on (you know…just keeping with that green theme!). As with the avocado, set aside 1/4, then place the remaining 3/4 in plastic wrap and refrigerate.

Slice the apple and avocado quarters that you set aside into bite-size chunks.

Place the apple, avocado, and all of the remaining ingredients in a blender and cover the top.

Puree until the texture is smooth and creamy.

Pour into a travel cup for on-the-go convenience, and kickstart your daily grind with the wellness enhancement of whole food deliciousness!

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