Dr Oz was on the Today show talking about ways to increase our immunity and one of the things he said was “fruits and vegetables make a huge difference, because they enhance your immune response”.
And what’s one of the easiest ways to get your daily dose of fruit and veggies? Smoothies of course!
Over the years we’ve shared some great smoothie recipes with you including our always popular pregnancy smoothies collection but today I was on a mission to round up immunity boosting smoothies for you.
These recipes are packed full of Vitamin C but also include other power foods like ginger and turmeric which are powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.
Don’t forget I’m not a doctor so I can’t promise you won’t catch a cold or the flu if you drink these smoothies, but as Dr Oz says strengthening our immune system can make a difference.
This green immune boosting shot recipe will put a pep in your step. When you're feeling a little run down, this healthy green drink will give you a shot of energy and help keep your immune system strong.
Kale has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but it needs to be paired with sweet fruit. So this smoothie also includes pineapple and orange juice for a hit of vitamin C and green peppers for vitamin A.
The Immunity Blast Smoothie contains over 260 mg of vitamin C. Not only is it high in vitamin C from orange juice, it also contains spinach, strawberries, pineapple, and kiwi that are also high in vitamin C.
Fresh ginger not only boosts your immune system, it also contains antibacterial effects and is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects! In this tasty drink it's combined with lemon juice, turmeric powder, and fresh apple to support your immune system.