I generally see my self as a pretty healthy person. I drink water all day long, I exercise daily, I eat my greens and devour fruit. I don’t eat meat and I barely eat dairy. Smoothies are a daily routine. I don’t feel under the weather often. But every few months, when the seasons turn, my weak spot takes a hit. The hit comes out as a cold or cough, or both, and sometimes it can take me a while to shift it. This cold and flu busting citrus smoothie is a daily ritual when this lurgy comes knocking. I keep a batch in the fridge and guzzle some down every morning.
Packed with anti-oxidant loaded citrus fruits and anti-inflammatory ginger, this cold and flu busting citrus smoothie is natures remedy for our bodies. The cayenne pepper might seem odd, but it helps break up any lingering mucus in our bodies. Cloves are known to help boost the immune system and contain antibacterial properties. Added to the oranges, lemons and ginger, we have a might medley of nature’s finest.
On another note, more recently this blog has been going down a different path. While at first it was purely recipes I wanted to write about, I now want to feature more articles about health, travel and the planet as a whole. Is there anything you’d like to see more of here? Please do let me know in the comments, or you can email me – firstname.lastname@example.org . This blog is an ever growing journey, and I thank you all for being part of it. Here’s to new ideas and visions for the future.
A cold and flu busting smoothie - nature's medicine.
- 50 ml coconut water
- 3 large oranges peeled
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 inches fresh ginger peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 2 cloves
- 1 tablespoon coconut electrolight powder optional
Add all to a blender and blend for 45 seconds until smooth
Pour into a glass and enjoy
Vegan and gluten free. Feel free to add some ice into the blend!
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