Flu-Fighter Sunshine Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is delicious and packed with nutrients!  The citrus fruit is a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C, the ginger is warming and soothing to a sore throat, and the cayenne is great for opening the nasal passages!  Enjoy this smoothie once weekly in the coming months to boost immune function, or drink when actively trying to rid those pesky flu symptoms. 

 

Ingredients:

2 medium seedless navel oranges, peeled

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon grated fresh peeled ginger

1 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Pinch of cayenne pepper

3-5 ice cubes

 

Instructions:

In a high speed blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.  

(From Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon; or see recipe online http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/recipes/flu-fighter-smoothie-with-citrus-and-ginger/)