Cold Fighting Power
This green smoothie features vitamin C packed oranges and broccoli and immune boosting ginger to help fight off early spring colds. A particularly nasty chest cold is making its way through our house. My daughter was the first to succumb and I have spent the last few nights listening to my husband wheeze in his sleep. So far I’m the lone holdout – knock on wood.
I’ve been fortunate in the cold department this winter. Working remotely helps, but I do have family members who like to bring germs home. I credit my seemingly strong immune system to following a plant-based diet, but as I listened to my daughter and husband hack and rasp I thought a little something extra might be in order. I developed this green smoothie recipe as a tasty way to get some additional immune boosting nutrients.
Orange Ginger Green Smoothie
- 1 cup plant milk (I use fortified organic rice milk)
- 1 banana small
- 1 cup frozen broccoli florets
- ½ orange medium, peeled
- 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
- ¼ tsp. ground ginger
- Add ingredients to a high-speed blender in the order they are listed.
- Begin blending on low and increase to highest speed.
- Blend on high for approximately 30 seconds.
Note: I do not include nutrition information with my recipes because I subscribe to the theories presented in the book Whole and believe we should focus on eating a variety of whole foods instead of counting calories or keeping track of individual nutrients.