13 Mai Immune Boost Smoothie
Immune Boost Smoothie
2 apples, organic, roughly chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon, organic
10g fresh ginger
1 Teaspoon turmeric / or freshly grated turmeric root
1 Tablespoon honey (organic, unheated)
100g almonds, soaked for 8-12 hours or overnight in filtered water and washed thoroughly
80ml filtered water (add 100ml instead of 80ml if you prefer your smoothie to be more liquid)
pinch of ground black pepper
To make the Immune Boost Smoothie:
Blend everything together (water first) in your high-speed blender. I recommend a Vitamix blender to achieve the most creamy, silky, delicious texture. Select Variable 1 turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 9 for 60sec, if you prefer your smoothie warm start from Variable 1 and slowly increase speed to Variable 10 for 2 minutes.
Boost your immune system with these fantastic benefits:
Is rich in fiber / pectin and aids digestion, is an antioxidant and regulates blood sugar level
Has anti-Inflammatory and antioxidant effects, is immune boosting, aids digestion, soothes intestinal tract and eases nausea.
Is a spice that has been used in Indian traditional medicine for thousands of years for positive effects on health. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, strong antioxidant, antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-ageing properties that have a healing effect on numerous health problems – it helps reduce risks on heart disease, stimulates the immune system, treats indigestion, menstrual disorders.
Honey – raw and unprocessed:
Is a rich source of healing enzymes and has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-biotic effects. It has therefore been shown to reduce cough and throat irritation and to have positive effects on infections.
are alkaline, have a probiotic effect, are an excellent source of vitamin E and have therefor antioxidant effects, are rich in fiber and unsaturated fats, contain vitamins B which are good for your nervous system and give energy, the right ratio of magnesium for a calming effect on the nervous system and calcium for strong bones and teeth. They are a good source of plant based protein.
The healing benefits are due to its antioxidant, antibacterial, antiseptic properties. It is known as a treatment for throat infections, indigestion, constipation, high blood pressure and helps to flush out toxins from the body. Has an alkalizing effect on the body due to a high alkaline mineral content; it contains magnesium, calcium and potassium and is a rich source of vitamin C.
* Black pepper enhances the absorption of Turmeric!
* Feel free to add more ginger or honey to your liking.
Recipe by Bels™