Simple Recipe to Boost Immunity
The news has us all feeling on edge. Here is our favorite immune-boosting smoothie recipe from Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. to help you give your mind and body a much needed boost.
Right now we are staying home with our families and upping our immunity by drinking daily fruit and veggie smoothies, making lots of nourishing soups and baking nutrient-dense treats to keep our sanity.
Optimum nutrition, less stress and quality sleep are vital to staying healthy. Read more about our favorite immune boosting foods and recipes here.
Now more than ever, its time to start a cooking habit.
IMMUNE-BOOST SMOOTHIE RECIPE
From Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.
- 1 apple, quartered, core removed
- 1⁄2 frozen banana
- 2 kale leaves, stems removed
- 1 celery stick, quartered
- 1⁄2 lemon, seeds removed, peeled
- 1⁄4 cup parsley leaves
- 1-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled, optional
- 2 cups coconut water
- 1 cup ice
In a blender, combine the apple, banana, kale, celery, lemon, parsley, ginger (if using), coconut water, and ice. Blend on high speed for several minutes until smooth.
Pro Tip: Add a spoonful of virgin coconut oil to the above to help your body absorb the fat- soluble vitamins. Coconut oil is an energizing fat with natural antimicrobial properties making it good for your immune system.
Excerpted from Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky. Top photo by Alan Weiner. Below photo by Tiffany Renshaw.