Health Benefits of an Immune Green Smoothie
Bananas: It’s no secret that vitamin C is a natural preventative when it comes to getting sick. Bananas are respectable sources of vitamin C and promote healthy bones.
Fresh ginger: Many people use ginger to help with morning sickness and relieve nausea. There has also been a study that ginger reduces muscle pain. Also, ginger has beneficial effects on the digestive system, which plays a key role in our health.
Green apples: These are a great addition to an immune-boosting smoothie, because green apples have a high fiber content which helps increase metabolism.
Honey: Mother Nature’s natural sweet treat has great anti-inflammatory benefits. We eat honey a few times a week for breakfast. It contains hydrogen peroxide and has a low pH level, which means it could kill fungi and harmful bacteria.
Lemon: It’s best to use lemon juice from a freshly cut lemon, not from a long-shelved lemon juice bottle. Lemons are chock full of health benefits and are loaded with vitamins. They are one of my favorite supplements for digestion, bad breath, cleaning, regulating weight, and a source of vitamin C.
Coconut milk: A great dairy-free milk option. It contains great benefits for skin and hair.
Spinach: You can’t find a richer vegetable in vitamin K than spinach. Also, this plant-based superfood is an excellent source of vitamins A and C. I like adding spinach into smoothies and salads because it also happens to be a source of iron.
Mint: Easy to add anywhere in your diet, and I like to use this fresh-smelling herb to heal a headache naturally.
HOW TO MAKE A SMOOTHIE
Step 1: Peel and grate ginger. Set aside.
Step 2: Cut apples into slices and add them to a (preferably) high-speed blender along with grated ginger, banana, sea salt, honey, and lemon juice.
Step 3: Add coconut milk to the blender and blend until smooth.
Step 4: Next add the spinach, mint, and ice, then blend for at least 30 seconds or until the ingredients are smooth.
Additional add-ons to the smoothie: Add more ice if desired and extra honey if you would like it sweeter.
There was a point in life when I would drink smoothies and juices all the time. Later, I preferred to eat my food rather than drink it, but I have times when a smoothie is all I crave. There is something refreshing and comforting about it.
One thing I learned when juicing and making smoothies is that you have to realize how much you are actually eating. Why? Let’s face it: it’s easier to drink vegetables and fruits than to eat them, meaning it’s easier to overload on the calories and serving sizes if you are watching your weight. For example, it’s easier to drink 3 squeezed oranges than to eat three oranges. This is the tricky part people don’t realize when they go on a smoothie or juice diet.
Happy Sipping on this Immune Smoothie!
Easy and Simple Immune Boosting Green Smoothie
- Serving cups
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
- 2 green apples, cut into slices
- 1 large banana, or 2 small
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 Tbsp honey, or 2, depending how sweet you like it
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 13½ oz coconut milk
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 5 leaves fresh mint, up to 10 leaves if you want more
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Peel and grate ginger and set aside.
- Cut apples into slices and add them to a (preferably) high-speed blender along with grated ginger, banana, sea salt, honey, and lemon juice.
- Add coconut milk to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Next add the spinach, mint, and ice and blend for at least 30 seconds or until the ingredients are smooth.