Every year, like clockwork, it’s the same thing. You're sneezing, feeling achy and in pain. Your head feels like it just might explode if you were to lift your gaze just a little too quickly. All you want to do is lay in bed and get all nice and cozy under the blankets.
If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, this smoothie is just what you need! It nourishes and protects your body from the inside out.
Science has proven you can boost your immune system by eating the right, vibrant and vitamin-fortified, antioxidant-filled foods straight from nature. It’s in their DNA. And this immune boosting smoothie is one of the easiest ways to get your daily fill.
It’s Packed with the Best Immune-Boosting Ingredients
This healthy and creamy immune-boosting green smoothie contains a few choice fruits that are definitely saturated with the good stuff.
Guavas, bananas, mangoes, and pineapples are fruits that are rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and potassium. They also have high antioxidant content, which helps your body fight oxidative stress from free radicals – unstable molecules that can cause cell damage and have been linked to weakened immune systems. Mangoes in particular contain a “super antioxidant” called mangiferin.
On top of that, all four fruits help improve digestive health, which in turn improves immune health. Guavas and bananas are good sources of dietary fiber, which helps improve your digestive process, while mangoes and pineapples contain digestive enzymes, which breakdown food and help the body get nutrients. More specifically, mangoes contain amylases, which breakdown complex carbs into sugars, and pineapples contain bromelain enzymes, which can help digest meat. Ripe bananas (with brown spots) also contain amylases!
And of course we couldn’t resist adding an extra nutritional boost.
To really give this smoothie a kick, we added a serving (2 scoops) of LifeEssence™ Powder. This lemon-lime multivitamin powder is naturally sweetened with fruit and brimming with all the nutritional value of our other whole-food multis, including antioxidants and SuperFoods! It’s even got the best vitamins and minerals that support immune health – vitamin C, vitamin D, selenium, and zinc. It’s like it was made for immune-boosting smoothies!
½ cup Pineapple-Coconut Water
2 Guavas, sliced
½ Mango, sliced
1 cup Pineapple chunks
2 scoops LifeEssence™ Powder
½ cup ice cubes
Non-fat Vanilla Greek Yogurt
Unsweetened shredded coconut
In a blender add Pineapple-Coconut Water, guavas, banana, mango, pineapple chunks, ice cubes, and LifeEssence™ Powder.
Blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides as needed.
Serve as is or layer with Greek yogurt and top with desired toppings and enjoy!