Immunity Defense Smoothie
If you only have one more smoothie in your life for the rest of the summer, this needs to be IT.
Not only is it made with just four simple ingredients but it’s chock full of our immune system’s best buddy: good ‘ol vitamin C…which is important for two reasons:
1. School just started back which means germs, germs, and more GERMS.
2. Fall is on the way and cold weather means people get sick, for whatever reason.
With that in mind, just one of these smoothies offers up 190% of your daily value vitamin C to keep you in tip-top shape for germ season.
But if that’s not enough to convince you then just try to imagine the flavors of pineapple, mango and orange mixed with vanilla almond milk in a cold creamy drink. Sounds good right?
It is. Like, dessert good.
You can always add spinach or protein powder for a little extra oomph but the base is enough for any adult, or child, to happily slurp down in a jiffy.
So go ahead- grab a straw and enjoy a refreshing drink while your insides slay the bad bacteria and viruses. I promise it’ll taste much better than antibiotics and NyQuil.
Cheers to immunity!
Immunity Defense Smoothie
Yield: 12 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple pieces
- 1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more orange juice or almond milk until desired consistency and flavor is reached. Serve ice cold and enjoy!
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
Yum!! I love adding pineapple to my smoothies, but I haven’t tried mango. I’ll have to do that. It sounds delish!
I’m seriously loving how simple and summery this smoothie looks. I keep meaning to use frozen mangoes in my smoothies, but I can’t stop eating them on their own! The textures is just so creamy and.. ugh. So good.
LOVE how simple this is–so summery too :) I always need more Mrs. C so I’m thinking this smoothie would help with that.
I’m a big believer in staying healthy by eating healthy foods! This looks like it would go down nice and easy :) Love the tropical flavors with the vanilla almond milk – I need to try this!
Yum yum yum, I love pineapple and mango! I actually just bought a Naked Vitamin C juice the other morning because my throat was feeling a little scratchy.. I was like ahh need to nip that in the butt asap!
It’s sooooo tropicaaaaaal! I want to drink it while having a lay in a hammock. ;) I want this to not only be the last smoothie I drink this summer, but I want to drink it every day of my life. Wait, did that make a lick of sense? Lemme at iiiit!
Cheers! After I run out of ingredients for my boring berry protein smoothie, this is next!
I’m gonna need an IV of this smoothie with all the germies at school. It never fails that I get sick soon after everyone is back. Love this flavor combo. Looks delicious!
Cheers to immunity!! This looks so yummy! And yeah why is it ppl get sick in cold weather?? Logically i feel like it makes more sense that germs would live in warm weather.. hmm…
Looking a these amazing pics I realize I need more smoothies in my life. I love that the recipe is so easy to remember, 1/2 of everything!
Beautiful photos, Sarah! People tend to get sick in the fall because it gets colder, leaves are shedding, & there’s more pollen in the air so our immune systems don’t do very well in the cold. Hence why when you’ve got a fever, your body heats up because it’s a defense mechanism to kill the bacteria invading your body. Anyway, love the photos, love the recipe, & of course, love the mangoes!
Thanks Tiff! I always wondered why that happens and it makes perfect sense now that you explain it! :)
totally loving the look of this smoothie. i always make smoothies in the morning for myself and the family to have this breakfast, definitely will be trying out this recipe! thanks!
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