Sunshine Smoothie Immune Booster
Made with fresh orange, orange rind, turmeric, Vitamin D supplement, and more to boost the immune system with plenty of vitamins, plus a serving of collagen for gut health. This fresh, citrusy, thirst-quenching orange smoothie is everything your body is craving during the winter months and will leave you feeling energized in your day.
- 8 ounces of pure filtered water
- 1 scoop collagen powder of choice
- 1 cup roasted spaghetti squash
- 1 medium-size orange, remove the pith and cut into wedges
- Optional 3 pieces of orange rind for additional Vitamin C boost
- 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon, Nutmeg, or Cardamon
- ½ teaspoon of Turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of Cod Liver Oil
- Pinch of Celtic sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of Black Pepper
Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
If there was ever a time to boost your immune system, I’d say sign me up for the time is now. We still have challenges in front of us during this pandemic and we should aim to nourish our bodies well to keep us resilient in the new year. I love any food that doesn’t sacrifice taste for nutrition. This smoothie is an ideal way to fortify your day with essential nutrients for a delicious pick me up morning boost.
Oranges are high in vitamin C, which is beneficial for immunity, acts as an important antioxidant in the body, and lowers the risk for chronic illnesses.
Spaghetti squash is a winter vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The squash boasts a higher source of the B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, and vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) than in pumpkins. It is also a modest source of minerals like zinc, copper, calcium, and phosphorus. It is a low calorie, but a rich source of dietary fiber that contributes to the creamy texture of this smoothie.
Choose Cinnamon, Nutmeg, or Cardamon
All spices help fight inflammation in the body and taste great in most smoothies.
Containing curcumin – its anti-inflammatory property – helps ease symptoms caused by many diseases, like headaches and joint aches and even help with allergies, pain, fatigue, mood, and cognitive function.
NutriTip: When consuming turmeric, pair it with black pepper. Black pepper contains a compound called piperine, which helps boost turmeric’s absorption from the digestive system into the bloodstream. Healthy dietary fat can also increase your body’s absorption of curcumin.
The oil is rich in vitamin A, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. It also helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.