If you’ve been reading our online mag for a while now, you’ll know that for the past month or so I’ve been struggling with autoimmune issues and had to slow things down for a while due to being so poorly. Fingers crossed, I’m actually on the mend now. So I want to take some time to get back into the swing of clean eating and finding food and drink that will give me a healthy boost. I couldn’t find a recipe that I really loved when I looked online, so I threw some of my favourite ingredients together and came up with what we’re calling our Immune System Boosting Spring Smoothie. This is just the ticket for boosting your system ready for the warmer weather that will hopefully come soon!
I absolutely HATE bananas with a passion so I wanted something with no banana that was still creamy. Avocado was recommended on a lot of websites so I went with that. It is one of my favourite foods so it seemed like a great choice! This added a smooth and creamy texture.
I used my Hotpoint HD Line steam blender to make this. It chops and blends, which was perfect for this, You can also steam cook a variety of foods for healthy meals and soups. I love the chunky glass jug and the versatility of this little beauty. The finished smoothie was a gorgeous purple colour! It tasted amazing and I’m sure that I’ll be drinking this every day. You can find the recipe below, just in case any of you fancy giving it a go. You can change up any of the ingredients if they aren’t for you.
Our Immune System Boosting Spring Smoothie Ingredients:
Handful of frozen blueberries
Handful of frozen raspberries
Green tea (I used a green tea and lemon infusion from a teabag but will try with some Matcha tea asap)
Handful of green grapes
Handful of raw baby spinach
Handful of raw kale
Half an avocado
Teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
Handful of fresh coriander
2 slices of pineapple (fresh or frozen)
One kiwi fruit
Small cup of pure orange juice (I used Copella)
A few ice cubes
This makes enough for a large glass full. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. I would love to hear any other suggestions for things to put in. I think I’m going to try adding some Chia seeds next time as well.