This Immune-Boosting Smoothie is delicious, easy, and my go-to breakfast when everyone in my house is sick. Not that my 3 kids ever get sick all at the same time. And then share their germs with me.
For most of the fall and winter months, we have stayed pretty healthy around here. But in the last two weeks, all 3 of my girls have gotten sick. It is so nice of them to share like that. Especially now that they have shared with me. I suppose that is a mother’s lot in life though – to nurse their children through all of their illnesses while the germs spread. But I would gladly take it for any of them to see them all healthy again. Right now we are all a coughing, cranky mess.
This Immune-Boosting Smoothie holds all my hope for getting well sooner. I have not idea if it will work or not – but even if it is just a placebo effect, I will take it. Thankfully it also is a snap to make if you have a blender.
Pop all of your fruit and veggies in and let the blender do the work. This particular smoothie was inspired by my friend Carla at Adventures of a Nurse. It was her wonderful idea, that I promptly stole (with her permission, of course) and tweaked based on what I had in my fridge.
If you like smoothies for breakfast and snacks, I also really like this Chocolate Nut Butter Smoothie and this Berry Banana Smoothie. Both hide a pile of spinach that you can’t taste. And this Healthy Green Pina Colada Smoothie packs in the vitamins and green leafy things too!
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Orange
- 8 oz apple juice or coconut milk
- 1 apple
- 1 kiwi
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- 1 very small finger of ginger optional
- Add apple juice or coconut milk to your blender. (Apple juice will make the smoothie sweeter.) Peel your orange and cut in half place in the blender. Cut apple in half and remove seeds place in blender. Remove skin from Kiwi and place in blender. Add apple cider vinegar and the small piece of peeled ginger. Chop your carrot in a few large chunks place in blender. Blend for about 3 minutes or until smooth. You can add more apple juice or coconut milk for desired thickness.