When flu season strikes, keep your immune system strong with this citrus-infused cold-busting smoothie. This drink is packed with nutrients, and features two anti-inflammatory agents: ginger and turmeric. Citrus in the form of orange and lemon add a punch of vitamin C, which is a necessity this time of year. For a vegan version, simply sub the Greek yogurt with a dairy-free alternative, like cashew or coconut.
Easy Cold-Busting Citrus Smoothie Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
1 large sliced banana, frozen
¼ cup full-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
½ Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
½ Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated
¼ tsp ground turmeric
4 ice cubes, or a handful of crushed ice
hemp hearts or chia seeds, to garnish
1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Puree until mixture is smooth and creamy, about 60 seconds.
2. If mixture is too thick, add a splash more orange juice and blend.
3. Transfer to glass and garnish with hemp hearts or chia seeds.