Green smoothies are the latest fad in town. Many people are replacing their oily and cooked breakfast with raw and fresh smoothies. They’re fresh, healthy, and delicious. The flavor of green leaves and sweet fruits gives them a great taste. Plus, green smoothies are easy to make. All we need to do is pop the stuff into a blender until we get a smooth creamy drink. So do you want to boost your immune system by adding some fun ingredients to your green smoothie? These ingredients will not only add to the health benefits but will also make a delicious smoothie. Here is a list of 6 Green Smoothie ingredients that will boost your immune system like nothing else.
Ginger is known for its immunity boosting and detoxifying functions. In India, ginger is used in numerous food items. Ginger tea is known as an elixir to cold and cough. Ginger has many detoxifying properties and must be regularly included in our diet. In Green Smoothies, Ginger not only gives a great flavor but also adds to its health benefits. Simply adding a 1/4 or 1/2 chunk of ginger gives your smoothie tremendous health benefits. If you are not used to the flavor of ginger, start with a very small amount and increase gradually. Ginger will cure your cold like only a few things can do.
2. CITRUS FRUITS
Citrus fruits such as lemon and orange are loaded with anti oxidants and Vitamin C. They are rich in fiber and taste real fresh. Instead of water, you can use the fresh juice of an orange. Or you can add a lemon to give it a Vitamin C boost. The flavor of lemon and ginger makes the smoothie amazing. Citrus fruits are tangy and they take the smoothie to a whole new level of freshness. Filled with potassium, the fiber content in oranges will make your digestive system function well. Add Citrus fruits to your smoothies will surely boost your immune system.
We’ve been hearing the health benefits of apple since our childhood days. Yes! An apple a day does keeps the doctor away. This crunchy and delicious fruit is filled with high amount of fiber and Vitamin C. It will keep active and fresh through out the day. They are one of the best immunity boosters for the human body. So add a cored apple to your daily morning smoothie and give yourself an energy outburst. Make
sure you don’t remove the peel. The peel adds to the health benefits of apples.
4. GREEN VEGETABLES
Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, Chards, Lettuce, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Collard Greens, Dandelion greens, carrot tops are some of the greens you can add to your green smoothie. Loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and other numerous nutrients, they are a powerhouse of health benefits. Green Leaves are the essence of a green smoothie and they make our smoothie a ‘super food’. Green leaves remove the toxins from our bodies and keeps the occasional flu away. It is recommended to alternate your greens to enjoy the health benefits of all the green leaves. I love alternating between spinach, kale, and lettuce. Also, you may add a bitter gourd to your smoothie a times.
Yet another tangy and delicious fruit that will rawk your green smoothie. Rich in Vitamin C and fiber, Kiwis will give your green smoothie a rich and fresh flavor. It has more Vitamin C than an orange and other citrus fruits. Also, it is rich in calcium as well. Its outer layer is edible as well. All you need to do is wash it thoroughly and start munching. Oh wait, we’re talking about smoothies. So add some kiwis to your morning smoothie to make it even more delicious and healthier. Kiwi is certainly the ingredient that will boost your immune system.
Our next green smoothie ingredient are the powerhouse of anti oxidants- Berries. Strawberries, Blue Berries, Gooseberries, and Cranberries. You should be adding these berries to your smoothies frequently. They give a smooth and delicious flavor and add many important health benefits. Packed with fiber, vitamin c and anti oxidants, a handful of berries is all you need to boost your immune system. Plus, they taste so delicious that you won’t be able to resist the smoothie flavor. You can start with strawberries as they are easily available and taste delicious.
I’ll end it with a great quote by Steve-O- “I got into being vegan because I was simply looking to benefit from being more compassionate. I have since come to learn that it is an animal-based diet that is responsible for the overwhelming majority of cases of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, and all kinds of other problems.”