Tuesday, 31 March 2020

How To Make Immunity Boosting Smoothies

 smoothie is a blend of different fruits and vegetables to boost your immunity, improve your health and appearance. Drinking immunity-boosting smoothies provide the nutrients you need in a convenient manner that is easy for the body to absorb. Here are some smoothie recipes you can try at home right now.

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Morning Wakeup Smoothie

First up, the recipe. Then we’ll dive into why it works:

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  ½ a cup of cold water

 1 Beet

  Lemon juice to taste

 1 tablespoon honey

 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

  2 cups of mixed frozen berries

  This smoothie has a ton of different ingredients that do a world of good to wake you up in the morning, provide you with energy throughout the day, and to protect you from harm.

Let’s examine each ingredient:


 A mixture of berries is a fantastic way to improve your immune system and to protect yourself against a number of health problems – cancer in particular. That’s because berries are absolutely packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that combat the action of ‘free radicals’ in the body. 

Free radicals meanwhile are compounds that damage cells when they come into contact with them. These can cause visible signs of aging as the damage becomes visible in our skin and in our hair. 
But more concerning is what happens when those free radicals break through our cell walls and all the way to our nuclei – the centers of the cells that contain our DNA. 

When this happens, they can damage those strands of DNA enough to cause small mutations. And if those mutations are copied, this is how we get cancerous growths. 

In short, a diet high in antioxidants is one of the very best things you can look for to improve your health. Adding berries to a smoothie is one of THE best ways to accomplish this by far.

 Beet Juice 

What you’re really going to feel when you drink this smoothie though, is the power of the beet juice. Did you know that beet juice is actually such a potent performance enhancer that it is used by a number of different athletes? That’s because beet juice acts as a ‘vasodilator’. 

A vasodilator is something that widens the blood vessels (veins and arteries) and thereby helps more blood and oxygen to travel around the body. This means more blood and oxygen to your brain, which in turn translates to better concentration, mental energy, and cognitive performance.

 It also means you’re likely to enjoy better energy in general and you may experience considerable performance improvements if you head out for a long run!


Honey is a great choice for energy because it provides its sugar in a number of different ways. Specifically, honey contains both fructose and sucrose which are absorbed into the bloodstream at different rates. 

This means that honey can give you a little sugar hit right at the start of the day but will also serve as a slower supply to keep you going until lunch. This can help prevent snacking. Of course, honey also lends our smoothie a bit of sweetness!

Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil is another very powerful inclusion in this smoothie – everything is there for a reason! Coconut oil is a good choice because it contains a very specific type of fat: medium-chain triglycerides. This fat is absorbed differently from other types of fat in the body and will head straight for your liver, where it will stimulate the production of ketones. 

Ketones are interesting to us because they serve as a ‘secondary’ form of energy for the body. When the body doesn’t have glucose, it relies on ketones instead. 

Thus, your body can survive on ketones and actually, the brain prefers ketones for certain tasks. Any mixture with coconut oil is going to give you a big boost and will help you to feel more alert and alive!


 Finally, we have lemon juice which is a great source of numerous vitamins and minerals, as well as several other things. In this particular smoothie, the role of the lemon juice is to provide vitamin C and B6, as well as to give us that refreshing wake up call that you can only get from citrus!

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Stress Buster Smoothie 

 The next one will help to support your immune system and fight stress.

Again, let’s do the ingredients first:

 2 bananas

 1 cup of orange juice

 1 peeled orange

 ¾ cup of almond milk

 1 tsp vanilla extract

 1 carrot peeled

 Ice

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This is another great one for combating morning fatigue and giving you some get-up and go.

The bananas are a great source of energy and also of potassium, which will help to fuel you for a lot longer than just those morning hours!

 The carrot is key because it contains good quantities of B6 (as does the banana) and this helps the body to process energy from food. This means that you’ll get more use out of the carbs that you consume and out of the very sugar in this smoothie!

 Better yet, recent research suggests that lutein (which is found in carrots) might be effective at improving the energy efficiency of our mitochondria. Mitochondria are the small ‘energy factories’ in our cells that have the job of turning glucose and other forms of energy into ATP, then using that ATP to drive the movement of muscles and fuel our cells.  

Lutein requires a source of fat because it is fat-soluble. The good news is that the almond milk in this very smoothie will do that job just nicely.

Vanilla extract meanwhile is another potent antioxidant, as well as providing anti-inflammatory properties and combating cholesterol it’s a very good tool for making our smoothie a little sweeter on the way down.

Finally, we have the orange which is really the ‘stress-busting’ part of the equation. There’s a lot of orange in here and that’s going to provide a lot of vitamin C. Vitamin C plays a vital role because it is what the brain uses to make serotonin. 

Serotonin meanwhile is the ‘happiness hormone’ and our very own ‘natural’ anti-anxiety medication. By keeping your blood sugar steady and providing serotonin, this drink can set you up in a good mood and provide the perfect start to the day!

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