After a long break, my husband and I could plan a small trip to Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. We had been planning for quite some time now and at last, we did the trip. It was calm and serene. I even spammed my Instagram profile with lovely pictures of all the places we enjoyed together. The prayer flags and the blue of the sky were mesmerizing.
What was not mesmerizing was that post our trip, we fell ill and have been battling fatigue and infection. Though we have recovered, it is now time to fasten our seatbelts to boost our immunity. We then knew, some nutritious and strength-giving smoothies would be our life-savers.
You may ask why smoothies?
Smoothies are a great way to retain the nutritional value of whole foods. They are nutrient-rich blends of fruits and vegetables. (1) They need to be combined with other ingredients to lower their bitterness and give a good tangy taste depending upon what is being mixed with the smoothie.
Some combinations can be:
- Fruits like apple, mango, banana, avocado, or pineapple
- Nuts and seeds like almond or peanut butter, hemp or chia seeds, and flax meal
- Herbs and spices like ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, or cocoa powder
- Natural sweeteners like honey, dates, or stevia
- Creamy additions like yoghurt, dairy or non-dairy milk, or silken tofu
Adding Vitamin C to my smoothies
Since both my husband and I are recovering, I read that for strength and boosting immunity, Vitamin C plays an important role and is good if you try out Vitamin C rich smoothies. (2)
Here are three that I tried:
- Matcha and turmeric smoothie: Blend avocado, turmeric, kiwi, apple, matcha powder and coconut water in a blender for a rich smoothie. This power-packed smoothie helps against the common cold infection and boosts immunity. (2)
- Super Vitamin C smoothie: Here, the trick is to use all Vitamin C rich ingredients like strawberry, mango, pineapple, watermelon and blend with unsweetened coconut milk. You can even add chia seeds to this smoothie but remember to add before blending. (2)
- Vitamin C thirst quencher smoothie: Unlike the other two, this smoothie is a blend of vegetables and fruits and is not as thick as the previous ones. You can take bell peppers, ruby grapefruit, orange and water with ice cubes depending upon the climate at your place. Blend them all and add a few drops of lemon juice to get that tangy flavour. (2)
PS: before you make any of the above smoothies, make sure to consult your doctor for any allergies.
Why smoothies can be beneficial:
- Smoothies are a great way to increase fibre consumption in your body that helps in digestion. (3)
- Adds a bit of twist and change to our usual way of eating fruits and vegetables. (3)
- It partners you in your weight loss journey if the ingredients are added accordingly. (1)
I have tried all these smoothies as they are super easy to make and my favourite is Vitamin C smoothie loaded with all fruits and unsweetened coconut milk. Well, I have added this to my daily diet.
Since my husband and I have now recovered from the infection, I have realized the importance of boosting our immunity. The smoothies are one way but I also consulted my physician for his recommendation. That’s when he recommended Limcee Vitamin C chewable tablets 500 mg to help boost immunity.
Now that I know I am taking care of our diet, sleeping on time, exercising and adding vitamin C supplementation I can relax.
Have you tried any of the smoothies I have mentioned here?
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Pooja Mahimkar says
Ooo these are so yum!