This Flu Fighter Smoothie gets its amazing Vitamin C boost from the blueberries, the lime and the camu camu, an Amazonian superfruit that’s rich in beneficial phytonutrients. This is a high-nutrient smoothie that gives you fuel to fight infection and disease, a great fortifier during the cold season. I’ve made this on days that I had flu-like symptoms. Each time I was up and running again the next day. The vitamins B, C and D and spirulina are said to boost immunity. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. In Ayurveda cinnamon is considered a super spice that is used to treat colds.
- 8 ounces almond milk
- ½ avocado
- 4 tbsp frozen or fresh blueberries
- 4 tbsp of fresh basil
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 tbsp spirulina
- 1/2 tsp camu camu powder or a super berry powder
- 2 tbsp vegan protein powder
- 2 tbsp white flaxseed
- 2 tbsp almond paste
- liquid Vitamin D3 (recommended daily dosage)
- liquid Vitamin B (recommended daily dosage)
- juice of a lime
Combine the ingredients listed above into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk to thin as desired. The Spirulina will make this smoothie dark green. Don’t worry it tastes super healthy!
Note on the supplements
In this recipe, I use the liquid vitamins of Premier Research Labs. I used Sun Warrior Protein Vanilla. I used Spiriluna Azteca poweder from Healthforce and Pure Radicane C, a superberry powder blend from The Synergy Company.