Immune Boosting smoothies-juices-elixirs

Creamy non-dairy protein shake made with frozen mixed berries, banan, almond milk, and almond butter

Health Shake

Ingredients:

1/3 cup organic frozen mixed berries

½ frozen banana

1 tbsp almond butter

8oz almond milk or any non-dairy option

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to blender starting with milk and blend until well combined. If using fresh banana, add in 2-3 ice cubes, if needed. 


*Berries are an excellent source of vitamin C and loaded with antioxidants like resveratrol and anthocyanins which fight free radical damage and keep your immune system strong.

Creamy and smooth green avocado shake in a clear glass with two paper straws inside

Avocado Shake

Ingredients:

1/4 avocado diced

handful baby spinach

1/2 cucumber peeled and sliced

1/2 organic apple sliced (with skin)

1 tsp chia seeds

1 scoop egg white protein powder

1/2 cup almond milk

handful organic cilantro or parsley

Preparation:

Place all ingredients in blender starting with milk and blend until well combined. Add ice to chill.


*Avocados are a good fat and great source or B vitamins, vitamins C, E, K and beta-carotene. Nutrients necessary to fight infection, aid in healing, and support a strong immune system. 

Two clear glasses of vegetable juice the color of beets

Vegetable Juice

Ingredients:

3 organic carrots with skin

2 organic celery stalks

1 small whole organic beet with skin

slice ginger root

slice turmeric (as much as you can tolerate)

1 organic granny smith apple

1 clove fresh garlic

1/4 organic lemon with skin and seeds

Preparation:

1. Wash and scrub vegetables thoroughly.

2. Quarter apple and beet if needed. (depends on juicer)

3. Slowly add vegetables to juicer on low.

4. Once all ingredients are juiced stir and enjoy!


*Nothing gives the body a boost better than fresh vegetable juice. This recipe is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and fight viral and bacterial infections.

Clear glass of fresh juiced granny smith apples and lemon with 2 straws and a whole apple on side

Apple Lemonade

Ingredients:

3 organic granny smith apples

1 organic lemon (with some peel)

2-3 drops 100% stevia (optional)

Preparation:

Scrub clean the apples and lemon. Quarter apples. Be sure to include the skin and seeds. Cut ends of lemon and shave off some of the peel. Add fruit to juicer on low. Once juiced stir and enjoy! If too tart, add 3 drops of stevia (just be sure its 100% stevia leaf) or use 1/2 lemon instead of a whole lemon.


*This apple lemon combo is super easy to make and a super antioxidant loaded with vitamin C, flavonoids, and polyphenols that boost the immune system and help fight infection.

White mug filled to the brim with warm  turmeric elixir sprinkled with cinnamon on top

Turmeric Elixir

Ingredients:

¼ cup coconut almond milk

¼ tsp. ginger

¼ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. turmeric

1/8 tsp. cardamom

fresh pepper (two grinds)

3 stevia drops

6oz boiling water

Preparation:

In a shaker cup add cold milk and all ingredients except boiling water, shake until well combined. Pour in a mug, add boiling water and enjoy!


*Curcumin, a compound in turmeric, has antiviral and antibacterial properties, is a superior antioxidant, and helps reduce inflammation. Black pepper is needed in this recipe to help with curcumin absorption. 

White mug filled with warm almond milk matcha green tea latte

Matcha Green Tea Elixir

Ingredients:

1 packet 1.5g matcha powder

4oz coconut/almond milk

4oz water

¼ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. ginger

3 drops stevia

dash cayenne (optional)

Preparation:

In a mug combine matcha, cinnamon, and ginger. Heat milk and water on stovetop until boiled, then add to mug. Add stevia, then briskly whisk together. Sprinkle with cinnamon (optional). Can also use a shaker cup or blender to combine spices to make frothy.


*Matcha has high amounts of catechins, even more than regular green tea, making it a potent antioxidant. Combined with ginger and cinnamon this warm drink is also anti-inflammatory.