Peaches are perfect for any season thanks to their powerful immune-boosting properties and formidable antioxidants that have been shown reduce oxidative stress as quickly as 30 minutes after ingestion. And we’ve augmented the immune benefits of peaches with the impressive effects of oats. A kind of fiber called beta-glucan that’s found in oats can help your body rid itself of invaders like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Beta-glucan has even been shown to boost immune defenses in people undergoing intense treatments like chemotherapy and radiation.
Ready In: 5 Minutes
1 cup frozen peaches
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup slivered almonds
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of almond extract
Add 1 cup of frozen peaches to your blender or food processor.
Pour in a 1/2 cup of apple juice and a 1/4 cup of almond milk.
Measure and add 1/4 cup of oats and 1/4 cup of slivered almonds.
Finish with a dash of nutmeg and a dash of almond extract.
Blend until well combined, then pour yourself a glass of this delicious, creamy, plant-based smoothie.
Peaches: offer up significant doses of vitamin C and zinc, both of which have been proven to reduce symptoms of respiratory infections and help you get over colds faster.
Apple juice: contains sizeable concentrations of the nutrients found in apples, including phytochemicals like quercetin, catechin, phloridzin, and chlorogenic acid, all of which are potent antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals.
Almonds and almond milk: both provide manganese, copper, and vitamin E (the concentrations in almond milk depend on how many almonds were used to make it), all of which work synergistically to enhance immune health. Also, they make this a lusciously creamy smoothie.
Oats: can boost your energy levels as well as your immune function. Most of the cells that make up your immune systems have receptors specifically designed to absorb beta-glucan, which then boosts cell activity. Studies show beta-glucan can even make antibiotics more effective!
Nutmeg: yields trace amounts of manganese, copper, vitamin A, and vitamin C, which can help to prevent oxidative stress and improve your overall well-being.