Immune-Boosting Blueberry Smoothie
September 28, 2015
There are many aha moments in September when you can tell summer is over and fall has begun.
The leaves are turning yellow, red and brown, the air chills and the days get shorter, the Instagram feed is filled with snaps of pumpkin spice lattes, your favorite shows are no longer repeats, and a symphony of sniffles on public transportation begins.
Which can only mean one thing: we need to start worrying about colds and the flu (sigh!)
While an overall healthful diet is key in maintaining a healthy immune system all year round, I blend up this Immune Boosting Blueberry Smoothie when I think I need some extra support.
It’s a known fact that the stronger your body the more likely you’re going to duck the cold's first punch.
That’s why it’s a good idea to increase your intake of antioxidants to help out the immune system. Blueberries have some of the highest amounts of antioxidants found in any food.
I think you’re going to love this smoothie. It’s creamy, refreshing, nutrient-rich, with the right amount of sweetness, and seriously delicious.
This Immune Boosting Blueberry Smoothie is perfect when you want something healthy, filling, and that will build up your immune system.
Immune Boosting Blueberry Smoothie Print this recipe!
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon maple syrup (adjust to taste)
2 teaspoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons almonds
Crushed ice to taste
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
One serving yields 267 calories, 13 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbs, and 7 grams of protein.