After a busy week with work and social events my body has now succumbed to the germs of the season and I have a cold. And lost my voice. And have a constant sinus headache. Sounds fun, right?!
Now, many people ask me what I eat on a daily basis and especially what I eat when I get sick. And while I eat lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains pretty consistently, when I am sick I increase the amount of produce I consume exponentially! It’s so important to pump your body full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and lots of liquids to kick out those bad bugs! But the problem is that sometimes when I am sick I don’t really have an appetite, so my solution to the problem is super smoothies. Delicious, filling and packed with vegetables and fruits you will have no idea how healthy they are because they are so tasty!
Below is my recipe for my favorite smoothie. I typically have this for breakfast during the week and then I can feel great about beginning my day with 2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of vegetables. And when I’m not feeling well this smoothie is a great way to pack my body with plenty of nutrients to put me back on the right track to health.
Kendra’s Super Smoothie
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ¼ cup strawberries
- 1 cup spinach
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- ¼ cup beet juice
- ½ cup mango juice
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 T. flaxseed oil
- 1 t. vanilla powder or a squeeze of honey
Throw everything in your blender and mix until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!