It's the season of 'sorry I can't, I'm lying in bed with a fever', I've decided to share a immune boosting calorie bomb smoothie recipe with you! I'm always kind of almost getting sick (you know that feeling when you know you need to rest, but you also need to pay the rent so you work anyway), and I keep my immune system up with yummy smoothies.
Food can be amazing medicine, if you know what you're doing! Stuffing your face with junkfood won't do the trick. The occasional burek is of course very welcome, but keep in mind that you have to EAT. YOUR. GREENS. Well, or drink them, for that matter. Ingesting healthy fats, fibre, protein, and vitamins & minerals (all in a caloric balance) is crucial to maintain a strong immune system.
A smoothie a day keeps the doctor away. Or you could go to bloat town. Depends on what you put in your smoothie :D
The one I had for breakfast today can be a bloater if you have too much of it, though! So make sure to follow the quantities. Only fruit & no veggies isn't the best option. But today I really craved a super sweet, fruity smoothie, and I really felt like I needed the vitamins (and ginger. mostly I needed ginger.) I was feeling like I could be catching the flu or a cold, so I decided it was time for a head-first dive into this anti-inflammatoy immune boosting smoothie.
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1 tsp turmeric
ginger root (to taste, A LOT)
& FOR THE TOPPINGS:
1 (big) tbsp peanut butter
Talk soon, have a beautiful evening!