As the coronavirus continues to spread, you’ve no doubt heard all of the advice that is currently being shared to keep yourself safe during this time. Things like washing your hands, following social distancing, self-isolating, and so on. All of these precautions can go a long way, but you should also focus on keeping up your body’s natural defenses. With that in mind, here are some delicious smoothie and milkshake recipes to support your immune system!
Tropical Fruit Smoothie
This is my absolute favourite fruit smoothie! It tastes delicious and is full of vitamin C (did you know that a mango contains up to 2/3 of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C?) and powerful antioxidants that help to boost your immune system.
- 1 banana, peeled and chopped (the riper, the better)
- 200g of frozen, ready peeled and chopped mango (it’s much easier than trying to do it yourself)
- 300ml of orange juice (with or without pulp, your call)
- 3 passion fruits
- Ice cubes
Start by scooping the pulp of the passion fruits into the blender, then add the mango, banana, and orange juice. Blend until smooth. You can then top the drink with ice cubes, grab an environmentally-friendly straw and enjoy. Refreshing!
Banana And Chocolate Milkshake
The ultimate indulgence, this is one of the most delicious milkshake recipes I know! Better yet, it combines the many health benefits of bananas (which are full of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium) with luscious chocolate and rich-in-calcium milk. What’s not to love?
- 250ml of milk
- 2 large scoops of chocolate ice cream
- 1 large banana, peeled and chopped
- Grated chocolate to decorate
Blend all the ingredients together to create a smooth, thick and creamy drink. Then pour the mixture into tall glasses, sprinkle some chocolate over the top and decorate with a single banana slice.
Red Berry Smoothie
I love this smoothie recipe because of how easy it is and how good it tastes! Plus, it is full of vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and antioxidants that help your body to function properly and fight off disease.
- 200g of mixed frozen berries (raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and blackberries are my favourite)
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
- 250ml of milk
Pour the milk into the blender, then add the banana and frozen berries. Mix until smooth and creamy, then add some fresh berries to decorate. Stylish and tasty!
Insider Tip: Add 50g of oats to create a filling breakfast smoothie.
This may sound a little out there, but trust me, it’s a great way to support your immune system. Did you know that watermelon is rich in vitamin C and that it contains 90% water? It’s a great source of hydration!
- 300g of cubed, frozen watermelon (you’ll probably need to prep this the night before)
- 250ml of milk
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp of honey (optional)
Add all the ingredients into a blender, then mix until smooth. You can then serve it in handled mason jars with fresh slices of watermelon on the side.
I love the vibrancy of this smoothie! Tangy and simple to make, it’s a great way to pack in the vitamins and give yourself a fruity boost!
- 3 peeled kiwi fruit
- 100g of frozen mango chunks
- 500ml of pineapple juice
- 1 banana, peeled and sliced
Blitz all the ingredients together until smooth then serve in chilled glasses. You can also add a slice of fresh kiwi as a garnish.
And there you have it Glossies, my top five smoothie and milkshake recipes. Feel free to give them a try and let me know which one was your favourite on our social pages!
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