green smoothie

via BlackDoctor:

Cold and flu season is upon us and you may already be feeling it! The good news? According to experts, the stronger your immune system, the less chance you have of getting sick.

So, what foods enhance your immune system you ask? A diet rich in fruits and veggies containing immune-boosting antioxidants and vitamins, of course.

Even better, you can drink your way to a stronger immune system, by gulping down one of the following smoothies, loaded with all-natural goodies sure to help you ward off the common cold and get you back on your feet

Banana Spice Smoothie

Fresh ginger reduces inflammation, aids digestion, and helps the body naturally detoxify. The superfood concoction may also help alleviate pain from arthritis, menstrual pain and more.

(Makes 2 servings)


2 cups spinach

2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

3 bananas

1 piece (½-inch) fresh ginger, peeled

½ tsp ground cinnamon

⅛ tsp ground cardamom


Combine spinach and coconut milk in a blender and mix until smooth. Add the bananas, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom and blend again.

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