Healthy Back to School Smoothies

Across the country, children are returning to the classroom.  They will be hugging, laughing, playing and sharing germs.  Boost your child’s immunity with a few key nutrients that can be delivered easily in smoothies.

  • Echinacea – the roots and herb have attracted recent scientific interest due to purported “immune stimulant” properties.
  • Vitamin C – whether its from oranges, grapefruit, kiwi, red sweet pepper, or cantaloupe, this widely know vitamin has a number of health benefits
  • Garlic – contains the active ingredient allicin, which fights infection and bacteria
  • Water – our bodies regulate our systems by flushing all the infection, bacteria and infection out of our systems via water.

Try these delicious smoothies to keep you and your family healthy as you head back to school:

 

Echinacea Apple Smoothie
found at www.thesmoothiesrecipes.com/76/echinacea-apple-smoothie-recipe.html

1 small mango
1 teaspoon of echinacea
1 cup of drinking water
1 red apple
2 passion fruit
2 freshly squeezed orange juice

 

Mellow Yellow Mango Smoothie
found at garlicgirl.com/tag/smoothies/

frozen banana
frozen mango chunks
raw cashews
protein powder
almond milk (enough to cover 3/4 of ingredients)

 

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