Thursday, April 20, 2017

Flu-fighting Smoothie

If you read my post from yesterday, then you know that I had a major bout with the flu. And, as I mentioned in that post, I eased my way through it (and I'm still easing) by pushing liquids, eating a lot of chicken soup, and cooling down with what I call a Flu-fighting Smoothie.  This delicious smoothie packs a nutritional punch, and uses ingredients that focuses in on what your body needs to get you through the flu or a cold.
Flu-fighting Smoothie

1 container Chobani Greek yogurt, the flavor of your choice 
(I used strawberry)
3 1" chunks frozen banana
3 frozen strawberries
4-5 cubes frozen mango (I use
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 packet
Coconut/Pineapple EmergenC
Use your Bullet or standard blender and place ingredients in the order listed into the jar. Blend for 30 to 45 seconds. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

In case you're curious, here is the reasoning behind the use of every ingredient:

Bananas. Always! Recent studies have shown that the protein in bananas known as banana lethicin may not only shorten the length of a virus, but contains antiviral properties that may prevent you from getting one in the first place.

Yogurt. One serving a day labeled with "live and active cultures" will enhance immune function.

Strawberries contain vitamin C and immune boosting antioxidants.

Mangoes are packed with immunity-boosting Vitamin A, as well as the powerful antioxidant Vitamin C, also known to shorten the duration of colds.

Pineapple juice helps to soothe a sore throat.

EmergenC speaks for itself. :-)
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