Yuck! Winter is not even close yet and I’ve got a cold! It must be all the school germs coming home again. Time to dose myself up with ginger, vitamins, greens, pineapple and coconut … Hey, wait a minute! Doesn’t that sound just like a smoothie ingredients list?

There’s no cure for the common cold, but it seems you can sometimes short-circuit it. Once you’ve caught a cold make sure to get lots of Vitamins A, C and D, and load your smoothies with dairy that will provide Vitamin D which has proven benefits for respiratory health. You can also use fortified plant-milks and orange juice

The antibacterial and anti-viral action of turmeric makes it excellent for treating coughs associated with colds. Turmeric is fat soluble so take it with milk or yogurt or coconut oil and a pinch of pepper.

Sarah writing at OhMyVeggies advises us …

Fresh turmeric has a mild scent that’s slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. On its own, the flavor tends to be somewhat bitter. However, in a smoothie it blends very well with the natural sweetness of fruit when used in small amounts.


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