When I first started making smoothies 7 years ago, I remember wasting a lot of fruits and vegetable because my final product turned out thick, watery, or just downright nasty. After making 1000s of smoothies over the years, I have figured out the following smoothie formula: for 2 servings, you need at least 1 cup of liquid and two sweet fruits such as pineapple or apples to balance out the greener and bitter ingredients. Use this formula and never waste ingredients again with yucky smoothies (I don’t do nasty food. No way. No How).
Still battling the remnants of a two-week virus/flu, I am trying to load my body with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and nutrients so I made sure to use the following in this smoothie recipe:
- Turmeric Root: traditionally used in Indian cooking, turmeric is a superfood which has the following “feel good” benefits – anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, high in anti-oxidants which blocks free radicals helping to fight aging and diseases, lowers risk of heart disease, used by cancer patients to fight cancer and the effects of chemotherapy (add a little black pepper which helps absorb tumeric), prevents and treats Alzheimer’s and arthritis
- Ginger Root: in addition to adding this delicious spicy taste to smoothies, ginger has the following benefits: aids in indigestion, nausea, speeds healing process by boosting the immune system, anti-inflammatory, helps to prevent and manage diabetes by regulating insulin
- Avocado: actually a “fruit” being hailed as the superfood of the decade, avocado has the following benefits: more potassium than bananas which reduces blood pressure, the contributing risk factor for heart disease, heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure, loaded with healthy fats (fat soluble) that help the body absorb more nutrients from other foods, high in fiber which helps lower cholesterol
Avocado, Pineapple, Ginger Immunity Booster Smoothie Recipe
Battling the remnants of flu/cold/virus, I am trying to boost my immune system with fruits, vegetables, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. The tumeric, ginger and avocado and other ingredients here work together to create mother nature's liquid multi-vitamin. Enjoy!
- 1 Cup Almond Milk Unsweetened, Organic
- 1 Cup Greek Yoghurt Full Fat
- 1 Inch Turmeric Root Peeled
- 1 Inch Ginger Root Peeled
- 1/2 Lemon Skin, pith & seeds removed
- 1 Cup Pineapple
- 1 Cup Strawberries
- 1 Cup Packed Spinach
- 1 Honeycrisp Chopped
- 1/4 Cup Raspberries
- 1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract Organic
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Avocado
- Pinch of Sea Salt
- 1 Cup Ice
Place all ingredients as listed in a Vitamix or other high-powered blender. If using the Vitamix, choose 'frozen desserts' setting. For a thinner consistency, add more water and for more froth, add more ice.
As always, thank you for stopping by Jackie Unfiltered. My smoothies are easy, quick and the best way to jump start any part of your day with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Let’s get into it!! ?????
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