Immune Boosting Smoothie!
This immune-boosting smoothie is a great way to flood your body with anti-oxidants, to support and boost your immune system. It contains cherries, which are naturally sweet (unless tart!)! Cherries are naturally high in water, which makes them a low calorie food (if your counting calories), they contain melatonin a substance which helps to regulate your sleep cycle, so this could quite easily replace your bed-time drink!
The other ingredients in this recipe all have great nutritional and health promoting benefits to.
Mangos are a rich source of anti-oxidants, so are great for immunity and can be consumed by those with diabetes (as long as they are the ones which contain fibre).
Avocados are healthy sources of fat, low in sodium and cholesterol and a good source of dietary fibre so great for heart health, and contain brain protective properties.
Cinnamon has great medicinal properties, is also anti-inflammatory, and can help support those with diabetes (as it helps with insulin regulation).
Turmeric is a powerhouse spice with anti-inflammatory, pain-killing and anti-oxidant properties.
Cayenne pepper contains pain relieving and cardiovascular properties.
Please try out this recipe and let me know what you think!
Immune Boosting Smoothie
Recipe makes 1 serving | Takes 5 minutes to prepare
What You Need
600ml of non-dairy milk/ or water (use less for a thicker smoothie or more for a more liquid one)
1/2 cup of cherries, deseeded (fresh or frozen)
1/4 - 1/2 cup of mango, diced (fresh or frozen)
1/4 of a ripe avocado
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, ground
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric, ground
pinch of cayenne pepper
Blender – a high speed one would work better, however a normal domestic blender will also work, but will take a little longer
How To Do It
- Add all the ingredients into your blender, and combined well until it forms into a liquid.
- Pour into a glass, or travel cup and have for breakfast, lunch or a healthy snack.
You can use any non-dairy milk to make this recipe, or even just filtered water.