Zingy Green Smoothie Recipe, For Immune Support

green smoothie recipe

I absolutely LOVE this drink!!  It really is a zingy green smoothie recipe to refresh your palate and leave you super-nourished!

The ginger, turmeric, black pepper and citrus combo, give it a mouth-cleansing lift and get the taste buds watering.  You can almost feel it doing you good, like you’re drinking a whole glass of actual SELF-CARE.

Also, I make a LOT of smoothies, which are usually based around avocados and bananas, so this makes a real nice change to that formula.

This green smoothie recipe contains some of the best immune-boosting nutrients with tons of anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – one of the most powerful antioxidant compounds for supporting the immune system [1].
  • Vitamin A – always associated with eye health, but just as important for immune health [1a].
  • Minerals zinc, selenium and magnesium – jam-packed inside spinach and essential for keeping the immune system tip-top [2].
  • Curcumin – possibly the most well-researched natural anti-inflammatory on the planet [3].
  • Flavonoids, carotenoids, curcuminoids, anthocyanins, gingerols, phenols and sterols – an army of antioxidants with a wealth of benefits for the body [4].

Oh and by the way, whenever I add turmeric, I always include a source of healthy fats and black pepper.  This ensures the turmeric is as bio-available as possible when it gets digested.  So that’s why this little trio have to go together.

Zingy Green Smoothie Recipe

Note: This green smoothie recipe makes enough for about 2 servings.  A juicer is beneficial if you have one.

Ingredients

  • 3 oranges, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2-3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1 thumb-sized knob of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 slug extra virgin olive oil

Optional

  • 1 clove of garlic – if you can bear to add garlic, do so, because it’s one of the most immune-supportive plants on the planet! [5]

Method

1  You need to juice all the citrus fruits first.

2  Once that’s done, pour your juice into the blender with all the other ingredients.  Then whizz up on high speed, until completely smooth.

3  Serve immediately to get maximum benefit from all those fresh phytonutrients.  Although it will keep great in the fridge for a bit, if needed.

With thanks to Lauren Caris Cooks for the original smoothie inspiration.  Though since then I have much tweaked it and made it my own.

Do you have any gorgeous green smoothie recipe ideas to share around?  If so, drop your thoughts in the comments and I’ll write them up on the blog x

And if you want more smoothies in a variety of colours, textures and flavours, then you must check out my smoothie library here.  It’s an ever-growing collection!

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