Give your immune system some support this winter with this nutrient-packed grapefruit mango smoothie with turmeric and ginger. It's loaded with immunity-supporting vitamin C, probiotics, and turmeric and is great for a quick breakfast or snack! (gluten-free)
Holy moly, you guys. Has anyone else bunkered up in their houses to avoid all contact with other people and their germs? The flu is going around like crazy everywhere, and as a pregnant lady with a weakened immune system, I am not going anywhere I don't have to! I mean, they are closing schools where I live because too many kids are sick. Yikes!
As much as I wish I could, I can't shut the outside world and it's germs out completely. I still have to go out in public, and Mr. Table still has to go to class (a breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria). But the last thing this mama-to-be wants is to get sick.
What Basic Things Should You Do to Avoid Getting Sick?
Besides basic things like washing my hands regularly and getting enough sleep, I can also keep my immune system as strong as possible by making sure I'm getting all the right nutrients. Plenty of fruits and vegetables and lots of water are good places to start. But for times I feel like I need a little more (like right now!) I make this nutrient-packed immunity supporting grapefruit mango smoothie to help give my system a little extra help!
How Does This Smoothie Support Your Immune System?
This smoothie is loaded with all kinds of immune-boosting ingredients. Ruby red grapefruit is loaded with vitamins A and C, both of which can help protect you against illness-causing germs. Mangoes are also good sources of vitamins A and C, so this smoothie has lots! More recently, research has shown immunity-enhancing effects of both probiotics, found in cultured yogurt and turmeric. This smoothie has both! Finally, honey also had antibacterial properties, so I added just a bit, but if you like your smoothie less sweet, feel free to leave it out. The combination of ingredients makes for one delicious, immunity supporting smoothie that tastes amazing!
How To Make This Grapefruit Mango Smoothie?
Just like any other smoothie. Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. I suggest a high speed blender, like a Vitamix.
Can I Use Ginger and Turmeric Powder?
Yes! If you're using ground ginger and turmeric, use ¼ teaspoon each.
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Immune Support Grapefruit Mango Smoothie with Turmeric
Give your immune system some support this winter with this nutrient-packed grapefruit mango smoothie with turmeric and ginger. It's great for a quick breakfast or snack! (gluten-free)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: smoothie
- Method: blended
- Cuisine: American
- 1 large ruby red grapefruit, segmented (including juice)
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- ½ cup milk of choice
- ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- ½ teaspoon fresh grated turmeric
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a glass or bowl and top as desired. Enjoy!
- Use nondairy milk and nondairy probiotic yogurt for vegan/dairy-free.
- You can use ¼ teaspoon ground ginger and ground turmeric, if that's what you have.
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