Winter is in full swing and if you want to keep flu at bay, your work deadlines under control and the kids in school, it’s important to go the extra mile to fortify your immune system through your diet and lifestyle choices. To enhance the functioning of your immune system even more during the cold winter months, it’s important to incorporate a large and colourful array of fruit and vegetables, unrefined grain, healthy fats and unprocessed meats to your diet.
It’s difficult trying to pack all that goodness into an already jam-packed schedule, which is why an immune system boosting smoothie is the perfect way to go if you want to increase your healthy-food intake without spending your precious down time preparing perfectly balanced meals.
This delicious recipe for the Very Berry Coco Loco immune system boosting smoothie is widely loved by children and adults alike. It’s packed with antioxidant-rich berries, the super seed chia, anti-inflammatory coconut, fibre and healthy fats, so you give your immune system a helping hand in one nutritious cup, without any added sugars or processed foods
Very Berry Coco Loco Smoothie Recipe
Makes 1 x large serving
- Handful of mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
- Half a ripe banana
- Three ice cubes
- 175ml of CocoZone 100% natural coconut water
- Two tablespoons of coconut milk
- One tablespoon of chia seeds
- A dash of cinnamon
Toss all these immune system superstar ingredients into a blender (except for the chia seeds) and mix for about two minutes, starting with the coconut water and coconut milk and finishing off with the cinnamon. Pour your Very Berry Coco Loco Smoothie into a tall glass, and then add the Chia seeds.
Drink immediately to start your day with a 100% natural, revitalising burst of energy and nutrition and help keep diseases at bay by supporting your immune system. The coconut water will also help to ward off those winter blues and give you then energy you need to stay motivated and alert throughout the day, even when the couch is calling.
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