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Super Immune Booster Smoothie Recipe

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Super Immune Booster Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients for Smoothie recipe:

  • 3 tangerines, peeled
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and halved
  • One grapefruit, peeled and halved
  • Put 1 tablespoon dried goji berries
  • Use1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Instructions

Place the Top Blades in the Pitcher and add all of the ingredients in the order listed.*
Select Speed 1 and flip the switch to START. Slowly increase to Speed 8 and blend until smooth.

Customize Your Drink

Our recipes are fabulous, but maybe you’d like to customize a drink that’s all your own! Don’t be afraid to experiment. Check out our suggestions for creating your own signature nutrient extract juice! (All recommendations based on a 12-ounce beverage.)

Make it Thicker

Try adding one of these ingredients for a creamier drink and to boost the nutrition profile as well:

1/4 ripe banana
2 tablespoons avocado

If you think avocados are only for guacamole, think again! Ideal for greens drinks, avocado adds good-for-you monounsaturated fat with only 50 calories for 2 tablespoons. Florida avocados (the larger, smooth skinned ones) have slightly fewer calories and fat compared to the smaller California varieties.

1/4 tablespoon chia seeds

In white and black varieties, chia seeds are a nutrient powerhouse. Rich in protein, these tiny seeds deliver potassium, magnesium, calcium, and manganese. Chia seeds are also one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fats and can contribute to your daily fiber needs in a big way. Their ability to absorb liquid is what thickens the drink, but don’t use more than the recommended amount — your drink will turn into a gel! Add chia seeds in with other ingredients before blending, or make a chia gel that you can keep on hand in the fridge and use as needed.

How to Make a Chia Gel

Combine 4 tablespoons chia seeds with 2 cups water or other liquid, such as coconut water. Voila – after 10-15 minutes you’ll have a gel! Use a tablespoon or two of gel to thicken drinks to your desired consistency. Cover and refrigerate for up to one week.

Make it Thinner

The thickness of a blended drink will depend on a few factors, such as whether or not ice is used, and whether the fruit is fresh or frozen. If your smoothie isn’t sip-able, you can add one of these healthful ingredients to thin it down just a bit.

. 2 tablespoons green tea or chamomile tea
. 2 tablespoons of coconut water
. Add a small amount of a high-moisture food, such as celery, lettuce, cucumber, lemon or lime
. Add some water—important to re-hydrate!
. Unsweetened almond milk to add richness—great with tropical fruits!

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories 133;
Fat 1 g;
Cholesterol 0 mg;
Sodium 5 mg;
Carbohydrate 33 g;
Fiber 5 g;
Protein 2 g

 

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Stacey Chillemi

editor@thecompleteherbalguide.com

I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.