Power Smoothies To Boost Your Immunity

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Cold weather smoothies are just what you need to help boost your immune system and fortify you against the season’s chill. Ingredients like canned pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, raw oats, almond milk, ginger, and maple syrup, along with warming spices, are probably right in your pantry.

Green Power Smoothie

Ingredients:

1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, preferably raw
1/2 avocado
1/2 small frozen banana
1 handful baby spinach or other greens
Pinch of cayenne
1 tablespoon raw honey
2 cups water

Directions:

Combine in blender or food processor.

Warm Banana Maple Walnut Smoothie

Warm Banana Maple Walnut Smoothie

Ingredients:

¾ cup very hot water
1 peeled ripe banana
3 tablespoons chopped raw walnuts
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼-inch knob peeled, fresh ginger
2 or 3 pitted organic dates
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions:

Blend in a high-speed blender until smooth. NOTE: If blender has glass container, let water cool a little first as glass can crack or even shatter if too hot.

Warm Spiced Apple Smoothie

Warm Spiced Apple Smoothie

Ingredients:

3 Granny Smith apples
1 celery stick
pinch of nutmeg
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise

Directions:

Juice two of the apples and place in a blender with celery, nutmeg, and the remaining apple that has been peeled and cored. Blend until smooth. For a thinner smoothie, add some water or the juice of another apple.

Transfer mixture to a saucepan along with cinnamon stick and star anise. Simmer and allow to cool slightly before removing the spices.

Ginger Pear Oat Smoothie

Ginger Pear Oat Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup nonfat milk or plain nonfat yogurt
1 small ripe pear, cored, skin left on
½ banana
½ cup uncooked oatmeal
½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon flaxseed oil, optional
4 ice cubes

Directions:

Blend until smooth – it may take a few minutes of blending until ginger and oats are fully macerated and blended.

Beth Herman is a freelance writer with interests in healthy living and food, family, animal welfare, architecture and design, religion, and yoga. She writes for a variety of national and regional publications, institutions, and websites.

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Lynn
Lynn
11 months ago

Great Power Smoothie – just tried it – it’s AWESOME!

THANK YOU!

Susan Higgins
Susan Higgins
11 months ago
Reply to  Lynn

Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it!!!

Diane Ascani
Diane Ascani
5 years ago

The green power smoothie is out of this world !

linda barnicle
linda barnicle
5 years ago

I love smoothies. Farmers Almanac always shares such wonderful, adventurous and delicious recipes and stories. Thank you so much.