Tropical Cold Buster Smoothie

The Veggie Shake Team

Feel that tell-tale tickle in the back of your throat? Can’t go more than five minutes without blowing your nose? If so, you might be in the early stages of a cold. The good news is you don’t have to resign yourself to a week in bed with the sniffles quite yet.

A delicious solution to a common problem, our Tropical Cold Buster Smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Containing a host of superfoods known to boost immunity and shorten a cold’s duration, this sweet treat is creamy and cool, making it feel like heaven on irritated throats. Plus, the fresh flavor will have you dreaming of days at the beach. With a little luck, and a lot of rest, you’ll be back to your routine in no time.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

  • 1 cup coconut cream

  • 1 cup frozen mango

  • 2 teaspoons camu camu

  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/4 cup aloe vera juice

Instructions
  1. Fill your blender with 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice. If you don’t have time to squeeze your own, choose one of the healthier store-bought brands, such as Tropicana.

  2. Add 1 cup of coconut cream, which you can buy in a can.

  3. Add 1 cup of frozen mango.

  4. Add 2 teaspoons of camu camu.

  5. Add 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ideally fresh ground.

  6. Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric.

  7. Add 1/4 cup aloe vera juice.

  8. Blend ingredients together until they’re smooth. Blending time will vary depending on the food processor you are using.

  9. If the smoothie is too thick, feel free to add tap or coconut water to achieve a more liquid consistency.

  10. Drink and enjoy.

Health Benefits
  1. Orange juice, mangos, and camu camu: are packed with immune-boosting vitamins A and C to help shorten the duration of a cold.

  2. Ginger, turmeric, and aloe juice: relieve sore throats and swollen sinuses with their anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.

  3. Coconut cream: fatty acids in coconut cream help strengthen the immune system and boost energy, not fat!

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