At this time of year everyone seems to have the sniffles. The basis to a strong immune system is good nutrition! You should ensure that you are avoiding nutritional deficiencies where possible. If you’re finding that you’re having frequent coughs and colds, it’s well worth getting your Vitamin D levels checked by your GP.
Also, if you are a premenopausal female, there’s a possibility you could be low on iron too, so get that checked whilst you’re there!
In the meantime, if you feel like you need a pick-me-up, or maybe you’re trying to fend off a bug, this immunity- boosting tonic may be just the ticket.
- 360ml coconut water
- 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 small green apple, cored and chopped
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp finely grated ginger
- Pinch of cinnamon
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Pinch of stevia or erythritol if needed
Chuck all ingredients into a high powered blender, like a nutri-bullet, nutri-ninja, vitamix, or nutri-blend. Drink immediately straight or over ice.