Anti Inflammatory Cold Busting Smoothie

It seems that with the change of weather (from cold, to warm and then back to freezing) everyone around me is getting sick! 

I usually don't flinch at this since I'd like to think my immune system is in top shape, but the other day I felt weaker than I have in years. I think my recent travels coupled with not enough sleep over the past few weeks were enough to give this bug a chance to sneak into my system. 

Knowing I could not afford to actually get sick, I immediately upped my vitamin C intake, drank lots of liquids, and whipped up this smoothie as a way to bounce back. Within 1 day I immediately felt better and I know this smoothie definitely had something to do with it.

Read on if you want to recreate this incredibly tasty, cold busting smoothie which is perfect for when you're fighting a cold or just want to be proactive so you don't get sick in the first place.. I promise you will love it!

Anti-Inflammatory Cold Busting Smoothie (Carrot, Ginger, Mango, Turmeric)

What You Need

  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped roughly
  • 1/4 c frozen mango (sub extra banana if you don't have mango)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • juice from a wedge of lemon or lime
  • 1-inch chunk of ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric (the root is even better if you have it on hand)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup water 

Place all the ingredients in your blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy 

Let me know if you give this anti-inflammatory smoothie a go! Tag @nakdhealth on Instagram so I can see your creation. :) 

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