Strengthen your immunity and kick start your day with this powerhouse of a smoothie, packed with antioxidants, adaptogens, vitamins and key nutrients. Super easy, super nutritious and super for you!
- 1/2 cup (150ml) cranberry juice
- 1 cup of strawberries (can use frozen)
- 1 cup of raspberries (can use frozen)
- 1 heaped teaspoon of BodyMe Reds
- Small cube of ginger, peeled
- A scoop of BodyMe Protein powder to turbocharge
- 2 minutes
- Place all ingredients in a blender for 1 minute and serve in a glass or take on the go in a shaker
Which Immunity Boosting Ingredients are in BodyMe Vegan Reds?
Organic blueberry / cranberry / raspberry - blue and red super berries, rich in the antioxidant vitamin E and flavonoids. Also, high in vitamin K for healthy bones, and vitamin C for skin, bones, joints, metabolism and immune.
Organic rosehip - the red fruit of the rose plant, high in calcium and magnesium.
Organic acai berry - the Brazilian super berry full of the flavonoid anthocyanin which provides it's deep purple colour. Also high in calcium, magnesium, B vitamins and omega fats.
Organic beetroot - the deep red root, containing performance enhancing nitrates and iron.
Organic prebiotic inulin - plant fibre providing a food source for the good bacteria in your gut and good for digestion which supports immunity.
Organic carob - the edible pod from the evergreen carob tree, high in potassium, calcium and fibre.
Organic reishi musroom & organic chaga mushroom - stress fighting adaptogenic mushrooms also for immune, inflammation and detox.
Turbo-charge by adding some Protein
Why not toss in a scoop of protein powder (add some more liquid to balance this out), which will give your body the fuel to power through any mid-morning or afternoon tummy rumbles. Protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of important chemical messengers that help your body work properly. Here are a few of those essential functions:
- Neurotransmitters: serotonin, the happy hormone, and dopamine, which is in charge of reward and motivation, both require amino acids for their synthesis.
- Enzymes: every chemical reaction in the body relies on enzymes, which are made up of proteins. These include the enzymes involved in detoxification in the liver, and digestion in the gut.
- Hormones: many of our hormones such as insulin, which regulates our blood sugar, and progesterone, which controls the menstrual cycle, are in fact, proteins.
- Immune system: this is one of the body’s most complex systems. It hosts a variety of cells, molecules and chemical messengers that work together to defend the body against infection and keep us well. Protein deficiency can compromise the immune system and can deplete immune cells.
- Haemoglobin: this protein transports the blood around the body.
- Collagen: this is the most plentiful protein in the body. It makes our skin plump and youthful, our hair shiny and our nails strong. Along with elastin and keratin, it keeps our bones, cartilage, and many other bodily structures healthy.