Smoothie Recipes to take you through Cold & Flu Season

How crazy is our weather lately? In Austin, it’s sunny and gorgeous one week… then rainy and freezing the next week. Our immune systems are working over time to combat the looming cold and flu season. I’d say it’s more important that ever to increase your nutrient dense greens and Vitamin C rich foods to support your immune system!

Enter Smoothies!

Smoothies are super easy to make and really an effective way to consume your phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins, healthy fats and live enzymes! The reason I love smoothies for kids is that you can easily disguise the taste of a cup of fresh veggies, (like spinach or kale) with the help of sweetness coming from fruit. Here are a few of our favorite versions packed with Vitamin C, fiber, healthy fats, plant power and hydration!

Here’s my very first stab at a Citrus Smoothie last year on Insta. It’s still one of my favorite smoothies to make because of the spicy/zesty flavor. You can even add cilantro for a detoxing effect! The Citrus Smoothie I’m making lately (see recipe below) is more kid friendly! The kids love the addition of raspberries for a slightly sweeter flavor ๐Ÿ™‚

Vitamin C Citrus Smoothie

Vitamin C Citrus Smoothie

Vitamin C rich orange + the orange pith and the orange peel give this smoothie some serious Vitamin C, fiber, anti-inflammatory properties and adds a yummy zesty flavor!

Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 Sumo Orange
  • 1/4 Sumo Orange peel
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Cup Fresh Raspberries
  • 3 tbsp Hemp Hearts
  • 1/2 Small Avocado
  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk

Notes

Blend all ingredients in yourย  high speed blender and top with grain free granola and frozen berries! We love Wildway grain free granola!! The seasonal strawberry flavor is delish!
Vitamin C Citrus Smoothie
Thumbs up for the Vitamin C Citrus Smoothie! The kids totally noticed the zesty flavor! ๐Ÿ™‚
Vitamin C Smoothie Bowls with Wildway Grain Free Granola

Hydrating Green Smoothie

This recipe is pretty much my gold standard! If I’m craving a smoothie post sweaty workout, I usually make a version of this! I always feel so balanced and nourished afterwards!

Hydrating Green Smoothie

I love this smoothie for when I'm feeling run down and dehydrated. It will soothe and nourish you! Plus it's delicious!!
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls Fresh Spinach
  • 1/2 Cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Persian Cucumber
  • 3 tbsp Hemp seeds
  • 1/4 Avocado
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 tbsp Bee Pollen Topping

Notes

Blend all ingredients in your high speed blender. Top with Bee Pollen!
You can usually find me–Top Knot, post workout, slurping a green smoothie!

Shamrock Mint Shakes

Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner I’m sharing my favorite green, mint smoothie! The kids and I look forward to making this every year! It is soooo good! Tastes very similar to vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream!

Remember to enjoy your greens before your Guinness! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Want to continue reading about the benefits of smoothies? Here are a couple articles I enjoyed!

Sip Sip Hooray!

Healthy Smoothie HQ: 21 Reasons to Consume Healthy Smoothies
Eating Well: Health Benefits of Juicing vs. Smoothies
Mind Body Green: 5 Easy Ways to Add More Protein

What are your favorite smoothie’s to make at home! I’d love to know!! XO

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