As we head into autumn and winter, it’s time to look after ourselves and keep our immune systems strong. We all know how important it is to eat healthy but when life gets busy we don’t always get the time to eat as much fresh fruit and vegetables as we should. If you’re starting to feel rundown, treat your body to a delicious immunity-boosting smoothie to give it all the goodness it needs. This smoothie includes pineapple, mango and blueberries. Read on for my Immunity Boosting Smoothie recipe:
When I start to feel run down, even if it’s just the placebo effect, making and drinking a smoothie makes me start to feel so much better immediately. Of course, all the fresh fruit and vegetables and nutrients do a lot to help our bodies too.
This immune-boosting smoothie contains:
- pineapple – full of vitamins (especially rich in vitamin C & manganese), minerals and antioxidants and adds sweetness to the smoothie
- mango – mango is low in calories yet high in nutrients — particularly vitamin C, which aids immunity, iron absorption, and cell growth and repair. Mango adds a creamy fruity taste to this drink.
- blueberries – often described as a superfood, blueberries are an excellent source of several vitamins, beneficial plant compounds, and antioxidants. They add sweetness and a touch of sharpness to this flavoursome smoothie.
- oranges– oranges are a good source of fibre and a rich source of vitamin C and folate, among many other beneficial nutrients. They add sweetness to this smoothie.
- lemons– lemons are very rich in vitamin C. They’re also a decent source of potassium and vitamin B6. They add a sour and acidic flavour.
- spinach– an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It packs high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium.
- ginger – ginger may help fight harmful bacteria and fungi, which could reduce your risk for infections. Gives this smoothie a comforting kick..
- mint – mint contains fair amounts of several nutrients and is an especially good source of vitamin A and antioxidants. Mint adds a fresh sweet and cool flavour to this smoothie.
- Honduran Sea Moss– Honduran Sea Moss contains 92 of the 102 essential minerals and vitamins our body needs. Sea moss is rich in important minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, and iodine; vitamins A & C; antioxidants; Omega-3 fatty acids; protein; and dietary fibre.
Immunity Boosting Smoothie Recipe (Serves 2)
- 145g pineapple chunks
- 120g mango pieces
- 150g blueberries
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
- 2 tablespoons Honduran Sea Moss gel
- a handful of chopped spinach
- a couple of leaves of mint chopped (save some to garnish)
- coconut water
Honduran Sea Moss Gel
This delicious smoothie recipe contains Honduran Sea Moss Gel. Honduran Sea Moss is a nutrient-rich superfood that is recognised for its range of health benefits. This superfood packs in nutrients (92 in total), ensuring it is an all-in-one solution for your body’s well-being. It’s very easy to take in gel form by adding to smoothies. Read my post on making Honduran Sea Moss Gel for instructions.
Pineapple, Mango, Blueberry and Orange Immunity Boosting Smoothie Recipe
The amounts of fruit I have given above are guidelines. I choose depending on the quantities of fruit and vegetables that I have available. For example, I was going to add a carrot to this smoothie but unfortunately, it wasn’t fresh enough when I came to make it so on this occasion I missed it out. I used fresh fruit but you can use frozen or tinned fruit if you prefer.
Chop all the mango, pineapple, blueberries, orange, lemon and ginger up and add to the blender to mix together. Pour in some coconut water to help the mixture break down. Add the spinach and mint and blend. Add the Honduran Sea Moss gel and blend until it is a smooth and thick mixture. Add more coconut water if needed.
Pour this smoothie into two glasses. Add a sprig of mint and serve. Enjoy!
The blueberries mixed with orange-coloured fruits turn this smoothie into a pretty raspberry-coloured drink. If you’d prefer to keep it orange-coloured then miss out on blending the blueberries. Eat them whole so you don’t miss out on their superfood goodness!
This immune-boosting smoothie is so delicious. It’s definitely not one of those health food drinks that you have to force down. It’s flavoursome and tasty with the added benefit of being healthy and helping your immune system too.
Let me know if you make it in the comments.
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