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Immune Boosting Smoothies


  • Author: Lexi
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings per smoothie 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These 3 easy, nutritious immune boosting smoothie recipes feature ingredients like fresh ginger, turmeric, citrus and berries. All 3 recipes take less than 15 minutes to prepare and make for a healthy breakfast or snack.


Ingredients

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Pineapple Turmeric (Yellow):

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple 
  • 1 frozen (or fresh) banana
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp agave or raw honey (optional)
  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric + a small pinch of black pepper*
  • 1/4-1/3 cup coconut water

Citrus Berry Ginger (Red):

  • 1 large orange, peeled and halved
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 tsp tart cherry concentrate (can sub with juice)
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/4-1/3 cup nondairy milk (oat, almond, etc)

Citrus Carrot (Orange):

  • 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit, peeled and supreme cut* 
  • 1/2 cup fresh clementine, mandarin or cara cara orange slices
  • 1/3 cup peeled and diced carrot
  • 1 cup frozen peaches (or mango)
  • 1/2 cup nondairy vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp ground turmeric + a small pinch of black pepper

Instructions

Pineapple Turmeric:

  1. For easy blending, let frozen fruit thaw at room temperature for about 15 minutes, or microwave for 30 seconds to help soften. 
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add more liquid depending on your blender. 

Citrus Berry Ginger:

  1. For easy blending, let frozen fruit thaw at room temperature for about 15 minutes, or microwave for 30 seconds to help soften. 
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add more liquid depending on your blender. 

Citrus Carrot:

  1. Prep the citrus. Let frozen peaches thaw at room temp for 15 minutes, or microwave for 30 seconds to soften (this makes blending much easier). 
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to add more liquid or yogurt depending on your blender. 

Notes

*Black pepper enhances the absorption of turmeric, so we always add a tiny pinch when using turmeric in recipes. You should not be able to taste it at all.

*How to supreme cut any citrus: Use a sharp knife and carefully cut off both ends of the orange (or other citrus), revealing just a bit of the flesh. Then, use the knife to completely remove the peel in long vertical strips. When the peel is removed, carefully use a paring knife to cut between each slice's membrane to remove each segment.

Optional: feel free to add up to 1 tbsp raw honey, agave, or a medjool date to each smoothie if you prefer a sweeter blend.

Optional: add a pinch of salt to each smoothie to balance the flavors. 

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: immune boosting smoothies