Nutrition Immune Boosting Smoothies
Keep winter bugs at bay by “immunising” your protein smoothies with this immune boosting recipe. Our smoothies make an especially appealing alternative to your normal meal replacement shakes.
Cut down on your intake of sugar and alcohol when you feel the onset of flu. Excessive consumption of these substances significantly suppresses the multiplication of white blood cells, and greatly reduces their ability to fight viruses and bacteria in your body.
Vitamin C is in abundance in the citrus family. Only 500mg per day is needed to help prevent respiratory infections.
3/4 cup orange juice
(either freshly squeezed or 100% natural)
1/2 pink grapefruit
2 tbsp fresh young ginger, skin scraped off and crushed
1/2 cup fat-free yoghurt
2 teaspoons raw honey
2 scoops of whey protein (we suggest vanilla)
Kicking the blues
Keep your immune system well protected from free radicals with blueberries, enriched with antiviral and antibiotic compounds.
1 cup of fresh/frozen blueberries
1/2 banana that is almost ripe
1/2 cup mango slices
1 cup fat-free milk of choice
1 tablespoon of any kind of ground nuts (optional)
2 scoops of whey protein (we suggest banana or blueberry)
Supplies essential and non-essential amino acids. Each scoop provides on average 20-24g of protein, making each smoothie pack an additional 40g of protein.