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(Ready for) Winter Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to start a day, also work well with a sandwich for lunch or can make a substantial and healthy snack. This smoothie recipe was created to prevent and/or fight cold and flu, which are very common at this time of the year, when it starts getting colder and winter is approaching. The smoothie is packed with nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and healthy fats to support our immune system and fight the infection.       

Health Benefits

Spinach – great for overall health, packed with nutrients and antioxidants that boost our immune system. Rich in vitamin A – to maintain a strong immune system, vitamin C – help to reduce symptoms and prevent the cold, magnesium and iron help make antibodies to fight infection and zinc – boost immunity and reduces the duration of colds and flu.

Blueberries – rich in powerful antioxidants vitamin C and E. Vitamin C reduces symptoms of colds/flu and is an immune system booster. Vitamin E helps to fight infection.

Carrots – are rich in antioxidant beta-carotene, which is converted in our body in vitamin A, which maintains an immune system strong.

(Ready for) Winter Smoothie

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Serves: 1-2

This smoothie recipe was created to prevent and/or fight cold and flu, which are very common at this time of the year. The smoothie is packed with nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and healthy fats to support our immune system and fight the infection.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water or plant-based milk
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup carrot
  • 1/3 cup zucchini
  • 1/4 cup sunflower sprouts (optional)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp raw honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp raw cacao nibs (to serve - optional)

Instructions

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Place all ingredient in the blender and process until smooth. Depending from your preferences add some honey to sweeten the smoothie and serve sprinkled with some cacao nibs. Enjoy!

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