A Cold-Fighting Smoothie Recipe

In my attempt to knock this cold out of my system as quickly as possible, I have been focusing on eating and drinking foods that will help to get me to healthy. I created a smoothie that includes lots of nutrients to combat colds and  viruses.

Fruits

Apples and strawberries- both are good sources of vitamin C and antioxidants

Orange Juice- lots of vitamin C

Vegetables

Kale, Spinach, and Beets- for Vitamin C and antioxidants

Garlic- antioxidants and boosts immunity

Ginger- boosts immunity and suppresses coughing

Yogurt

Greek yogurt with probiotics help to boost the immune system

Green Tea

High in antioxidants

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Most of the fruits and vegetables I used had been frozen, so my smoothie came out cold enough. However, if your ingredients are room temperature you might want to add in some ice cubes. I also made my own iced green tea by making regular green tea in a pitcher and leaving it in the refrigerator until chilled.

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Enjoy and stay healthy!

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6 thoughts on “A Cold-Fighting Smoothie Recipe

  1. One thing you’re missing here … how did it taste? I am wondering about the contrast of the fruits and garlic – was it good, or just ‘acceptable? šŸ™‚

    • I thought it was good, but I have been drinking alot of smoothies/juices with similar ingredients. I didn’t taste the garlic (I thought I would) but there was a hint of ginger. I tend to find that when I use OJ as the liquid the sweetness from it covers most of the other tastes. You could probably add more fruits for more sweetness also.

  2. Fantastic tips!!! I used to be extremely regimented about things, now that I’ve worked from home for a few years I find I’m more relaxed because my schedule allows it…but you know what…I kind of miss that specific routine because it made me far more productive I think

    • Very interesting point! I definitely think my work schedule keeps me organized and that is why a shift in my schedule really threw me off. I have a feeling if I didn’t have a set schedule to follow I would be less productive. On the other hand, maybe it would help me to relax a little bit!

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