[RECIPE] Immune-booster sweet greens smoothie

Support your body’s fight against colds and flu this winter.

Use this recipe to create a potent and tasty immune-boosting smoothie that will boost your nutrient intake the tasty way!


  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup kale
  • 2 bananas, 1 frozen
  • 1 orange
  • ½ cup chopped mango
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder
  • 2 tsp spirulina powder
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ cup pumpkin hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 1-3 tsp honey
  • 20 drops echinacea

Spirulina powder is a concentrated form of this potent superfood. It contains various nutrients including B vitamins, various antioxidants, and 4g of quality protein per tablespoon.

Coconut oil has antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and may help to reduce the length of a cold or flu.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency is achieved.
  2. Pour and enjoy.

Echinacea is a powerful cold and flu fighter.

Oranges are rich in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant and immune booster that can help to support immune function to potentially shorten the duration of colds and flu and ease symptoms.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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