Whether you’re staying ahead of cold and flu season, fighting allergies, or just in the mood for a delicious and convenient snack, a natural, immunity boosting smoothie might be just what the doctor ordered. Your immune system works hard every single day to fight off illness and keep your body in tip-top shape. Why not support the healthy immune system that supports you, with all the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to keep you feeling your best? We’ve put together a delicious, supercharged, immunity boosting smoothie recipe with Pure Vitality Vitamin C for added immune support.
Your immune system is made up of a complex network of tissues, cells and organs that fight off the free radicals and antigens that cause illness and disease. Whether we know it or not, our everyday environment contains all sorts of antigens, including viruses, bacteria and even parasites and fungus. A healthy immune system creates a barrier as a first line of defense against these invaders, stopping them from entering the body all together. If an antigen does get through, your immune system also produces white blood cells, sometimes called the soldiers of the body. These white blood cells immediately go to work to destroy the foreign substances before they multiply and cause damage. When your immune system is functioning properly, it is able to help ward off everything from the common cold, to more serious conditions and it will even remember antigens it has successfully warded off in the past, in order to prevent re-infection.
We’ve put together some immunity boosting ingredients for a power-packed, delicious smoothie that will help keep your system working at its best.
Vitamin C has been shown to trigger both the production and function of the white blood cells that protect your body from illness and disease. Oranges, lemons, grapefruits and other citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C, but did you know that strawberries, mango, papaya and pineapple are also packed with this essential, immunity boosting ingredient?
We recommend using one cup of freshly squeezed orange juice as your smoothie base, and adding 1 & ½ cups of the vitamin C packed fruit mixture of your choice. We like frozen strawberries, pineapple and papaya, but you can experiment and mix it up any way you like!
For a supercharged smoothie, we recommend adding an extra boost of vitamin C with Pure Vitality Vitamin C capsules. Packed with 1000 mg of pure vitamin C with no binders, fillers, artificial flavourings, colourings or preservatives, these capsules are also buffered with sodium ascorbate to decrease acidity, making them gentle on the stomach too.
Break one capsule into your blender for a powerful, all-natural, immunity turbo boost.
Green, leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and swiss chard are not only packed with vitamin C, but they also contain lots of antioxidants and beta-carotene which may help your body keep infections at bay.
Toss a handful or two of these leafy greens into the mix to boost the infection-fighting power of your smoothie. Kale, spinach and swiss chard are all great options because they have delicate flavors which will not compete with the other ingredients, allowing the sweetness of the fruit to shine through in this cold-busting recipe.
Ginger not only tastes delicious, but it is immune boosting, anti-bacterial and could even prevent nausea and soothe an upset stomach.
Try adding about a teaspoon of freshly minced ginger to your blender. We suggest tasting your smoothie before adding more of this super spice, as it does have a bold flavor.
Add ½ cup of yogurt and if you’re dairy free, try almond or coconut milk instead.
- 1 cup fresh squeezed OJ
- 1 & ½ cups frozen fruit (strawberries, mango, papaya, pineapple)
- 1 capsule Pure Vitality Vitamin C
- 2 handfuls greens (kale, spinach, swiss chard)
- 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
- ½ cup live yogurt (substitute almond or coconut milk if dairy free)
- Add the ingredients to a good blender and pulse until smooth.
- Add a drizzle of raw honey to taste, and enjoy!
As a bonus, here are a few of our other favorite smoothie recipes:
My "Pick Me Up" Smoothie
- 400g fresh grapefruit and orange slices
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons lime juice
- 425ml ice cold orange juice
Energizing Kick-Start Smoothie
- 250ml orange juice
- 125ml plain greek yogart
- 2 eggs
- 2 bananas
Whether you’re making breakfast, lunch, or a light dinner or snack, try this delicious recipe for a power packed immune boosting treat. Don’t forget to add Pure Vitality Vitamin C capsules to give your immune system all of the support it needs to keep you healthy and strong, no matter what you’ve got on your plate.
Pure Vitality a natural supplement company based in an isolated village nestled against the snow-capped Southern Alps of New Zealand. We research health conditions thoroughly to discover the underlying root causes, find the most effective natural remedies, target the root causes rather than use a Band-Aid approach, use a multi-prong approach to fix the root causes from many directions and use high potency ingredients at scientifically supported amounts.