With sick season still upon us, we can all use a healthy boost to our immune system. That's why we've teamed up with Liz from @IHeartVeggies to bring you an easy smoothie bowl recipe that's not only good - but good for you, too!  From antioxidants to vitamin C, ingredients like ginger and blueberries are great for boosting your immune system! Here are a few foods you should consider adding to your next smoothie:

  • Yogurt
  • Ginger
  • Spinach
  • Almonds
  • Kiwi
  • Citrus fruit
  • Blueberries
  • Chia seeds
  • Mango

According to our own Dr. Melissa Aquilo, “This list of ingredients offers a nice variety of immune boosters including vitamin C, vitamin E, antioxidants, magnesium, and fiber- all important to the body’s health. These same ingredients can be used in other ways too, such as a bowl of overnight oats with chia seeds, a bit of cocoa powder, and almond milk. For a more savory bent (though not great for smoothies), salmon, red pepper, turmeric, and garlic are great immune boosters.”

This mango ginger smoothie bowl recipe is filled with frozen mango, Greek yogurt, fresh ginger, spinach, and orange juice - and topped with chia seeds, kiwi, and chopped almonds for a little extra protein and healthy fats. This smoothie is a powerful combination of ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds

Instructions

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into a bowl and add toppings, if desired.

Smoothie Bowl Tips

  • If you don’t have a powerful blender, blend the spinach and orange juice first, to help blend the spinach completely. Then add the remaining ingredients.
  • If you want to lower the sugar content, replace the orange juice with almond milk.
  • You can also switch up the toppings to add more variety. Try topping it with fresh blueberries and granola or hemp seeds and fresh strawberries.

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