This immunity smoothie is sweet with a kick of ginger. It’s quick to make, boosts your immune system and makes enough for two! It’s gluten free, vegan, and made with only natural sugar!
Quick Look at Making an Immunity Smoothie:
Put everything in a blender! I like to put the liquid first, then the powders and superfoods, then the frozen fruit. This helps to keep the powders from sticking to the sides of the blender.
Blend! And enjoy for a morning and immunity boost!
How much does this make? 2 servings, or 1 really big one
How long does this keep? 2 days in the fridge or 4 days in the freezer
How do I eat this the next day? Save this smoothie in the fridge, in the blender container. In the morning, blend again for 30 seconds and enjoy. To keep in the freezer, keep in the blender container also. Leave it to sit out at room temp for 1 hour to soften, then blend for 1 minute and enjoy.
Can I pack this for lunch? Kind of… This can be kept frozen in a jar. To take with, remove jar from the freezer and keep in a lunch box or fridge, but not next to an ice pack. By the time lunch comes around, it should be half melted. Shake vigorously and then enjoy. The reason I say ‘kind of’ is the texture becomes different when doing this, so just something to be aware of.
Where do I find turmeric, flax seed, and coconut water? Thankfully, all of these can usually be found at Costco, Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, or similar. They can also be found on amazon at the following links. Turmeric, flaxseed, coconut water
Sunrise Frozen Fruit: Any tropical frozen or fresh fruit can be used as long as it includes pineapple. It can be only pineapple or pineapple with other fruit. If using fresh fruit, add ice to the smoothie to make it nice and cold.
Banana: Avocado or frozen cauliflower can be used to create the creamy texture that a banana provides. Avocado will alter the color.
Orange Juice: An actual orange can be used in place. This results in the presence of pulp, just an FYI. Water, additional coconut water, or any citrus based drink can also be used in place of orange juice. I really enjoy this one, also found at Costco.
Coconut Water: Plain ole’ water or additional orange juice can also be used in place of coconut water. Or, something more punchy like pomegranate juice could also be used. I like the coconut water for the boost of hydration it provides.
Honey: Maple syrup, agave, or coconut sugar can be used. Or, the sweetener can be left out entirely (my personal preference).
Lemon Juice: Lime juice or ginger juice can be substituted, or it can be left out. I enjoy the sourness the lemon provides, but up to you!
Turmeric: This is a hard one to substitute. Saffron can be used in place of turmeric, but it is even harder to track down. Additional ginger can also be used or the turmeric can be left out.
Ginger: We use fresh ginger in this recipe. However, ginger in a jar can also be used!
Ginger has long been known to help with nausea, but fun fact – no one knows why! Scientists believe it may be due to gingers intense smell and flavor. These may block certain receptors in our brain that cause nausea! (source) Note: Joy to the Food gets commissions for purchases made through links in this post.
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- 1 each banana
- 2 cups Sunshine frozen fruit mix (see notes below for details)
- .5 cups orange juice can sub coconut water
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp flaxseed
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 cup ice (optional)
- Put it all in the blender and mix her up!
- Pour it out, drink it up, and gain instant immunity. Just kidding, but maybe?