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Bust the Cold and Flu this Season

January 8, 2016

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A week into our smoothie challenge and we’re feeling great! But with this cold and rainy weather we need to make sure we’re getting the right nutrients to boost our immune system. Be sure you get a good boost of Vitamins A, B2, B6, C, D and E and minerals selenium and zinc.

Here are a few of our favorite immune boosting, cold and flu fighting smoothies.

VITAMIN C IMMUNITY BOOSTER GREEN SMOOTHIE

2 cups spinach, fresh
1/2 cups orange juice, fresh squeezed
1 cup water
1 banana
1/4 cup carrots
2 cups strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries

*Courtesy of Simple Green Smoothies at http://simplegreensmoothies.com/

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                      Peek inside our blender: spinach, water, oranges, strawberries, banana and ginger

GREEN SMOOTHIE COLD-KICKER

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 – 3 kale leaves, with stalks
  • 1/2 cup cruciferous greens (leaves of broccoli, cauliflower or cabbage)
  • Optional: a handful of goji berries
  • Water as needed to blend

GREEN SMOOTHIE FLU FIGHTER

  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1/2 lime, peeled
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 inch of ginger root, peeled
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 cup of your favorite leafy green
  • 1/2 of a ripe bell pepper
  • Water for blending
    *Courtesy of Body Enlightenment at http://www.bodyenlightenment.me/blog/
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