SMOOTHIE SATURDAY: TURMERIC AVOCADO & CHAI THICKSHAKE
Staying healthy this time of the year, is on everyone’s agenda and if it’s not it should be! It’s inevitable you’ll meet at least one person who’s suffering from cold/flu like symptoms during the season. The best thing you can do, to avoid getting sick: is be kind to your immune system. Give it all the help you can, by not overindulging in alcohol or sugary treats and instead stock up on leafy greens, and foods full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities! Although, that’s easier said than done!
This doesn’t mean boring foods though; you can give what your body what it needs to stay healthy in delicious ways. Like this smoothie recipe; which is packed full of immunity boosting ingredients that are ready to help your body fight any infection!
Turmeric: Has a high source of antioxidants, and it contains anti-inflammatory properties meaning it’ll help clear out toxins from your body and reduce any internal inflammation. It may also prevent Alzheimer’s and alleviate symptoms of arthritis.
Cinnamon: Has a high source of antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties also, it helps protects heart health, can act as a defense against cognitive decline & protects brain function, and it helps fight infections & viruses. Beneficial to you during this time of the year.
Cardamom: Packed with antibacterial properties, rich in antioxidants and is packed with minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium making it good for your heart! It can aid digestion due to its carminative properties, and help remove toxins from the body.
Manduka Honey: has a nutritional content up to four times that of normal flower honeys. It has tremendous immune boosting abilities and is full of amino acids, B vitamins, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc.
It also tastes amazing – try it for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below.