An Orange-Ginger Smoothie To Help Fight Cold & Flu

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One thing I look forward to during the cold winter months is getting a shipment of fresh Florida oranges. Oranges have got to be one of my favorite fruits — juicy, sweet and bursting with vitamin C!

There isn’t a better time to take in extra vitamin C than during cold and flu season. Vitamin C builds your immune defenses, leaving you happy and healthy. Another favorite of mine is ginger — especially ginger tea! Ginger is great for digestion. Since 80% of your immune system is in your gut, you want to keep it healthy and balanced. You can do this by regularly adding ginger to your diet.

The combination of oranges and ginger in this smoothie gives you a powerful immune-boosting punch! As a bonus, it’s delicious!

Orange and Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium oranges, peeled
  • 1 half-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • 3 cups of romaine lettuce, washed
  • 1 cup almond milk, or your favorite nut milk
  • 1 handful of ice cubes

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender such as a Vitamix.

Share the second serving or store it in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.

By: Shannon Huckaby
Source: www.mindbodygreen.com

2014-01-10T11:11:43+00:00

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