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Sunshine Ginger Smoothie

 

 

imageStay healthy, boost the immune system, and keep the body energized with this super delicious and excellent source of “Vitamin C” packed Fruity Sunshine Ginger Smoothie. The delightful taste of your favorite mixed fruits like papaya, strawberries,plums, apple and pineapple with a piece of super anti-oxidant fighting ginger, a generous amount of honey and a huge shot of Orange Juice with the super added touch of my all time favorite “TURMERIC POWDER” all blended together. This is a smoothie that is close to impossible not to try out.

Things we should know about the “Influenza Season” also known as “flu” season. The timing of a flu is close to impossible to predict, it’s some what very unpredictable because the “flu” season varies in different parts of the country  and from season to season. The most common seasonal flu typically arrives between October and May. In parts of the world the common peaks of the flu season is around December and February.

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It’s also very different to predict how/what the flu season will be like. The “FLU” season as mentioned before is very unpredictable in numerous ways. Flu season comes around every year, the flu spreads every year, but it’s very difficult to determine the timing, the severity and the duration of the season. Again, all these common factors varies from one year to another.

Some of the most common symptoms of the flu are:

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills.
  • Cough.
  • Sore throat.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • Muscle or body aches.
  • Headaches.
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

 

“What should we do to protect ourselves from the flu season”

There are many different options we are given to protect ourselves from the flu. One of the most common recommended yearly by our doctors, pharmacist and health officials is the “flu vaccine” . The vaccination is for everyone from 6 months and older, this has to be the first and foremost important step in protecting ourselves against the flu. Health officials announce it every year that we should start getting vaccinated as soon as the flu vaccine becomes available. Normally, these vaccines are ready and available by Mid-October and the best part now about these “flu vaccines” is that they’re “FREE” at least where I live in Canada. Also, they’re no longer  just available at the doctor’s office, these vaccines are readily available to be taken at many pharmacies, community health centers and flu clinics.

There are many other preventive things we can do to stay healthy and protected this flu season:

  • get your flu shot early
  • wash your hands often
  • avoid touching your eyes and face
  • do not share personal items such as drinking cups
  • cover your cough or sneeze
  • do the fist bump instead of shaking hands

These are facts and information that is readily always available to use through our local health centers, doctors office, pharmacy and the internet. I have also read up on many different factors relating to the “flu season”, “Influenza”, prevention, and also participated in classroom sessions learning about the prevention and protection. I believe that the number one protection and prevention starts at home. 🙂

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I’ve shared many different smoothie and drink recipes that will help you stay protected, help boost the immune system and energize the body to stay protected all throughout the season. Be sure to try out some of these everyday smoothies; Orange Immune Booster JuiceFruity Turmeric SmoothieCold Buster Ginger-Turmeric Drink, and Tropical Turmeric Smoothie.

 

Fruity Ginger Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Fruity Ginger Smoothie

Vitamin C packed stay healthy Fruity Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup - frozen Mixed Fruits - papaya, pineapple, strawberry, plum and apple
  • 1/2- 1 inch piece - Ginger; chopped into small chucks
  • 1 tbsp. - honey
  • 1 tsp. - turmeric powder
  • 1 cup - orange juice

Instructions

Blend all together into a nice smooth consistency and enjoy!

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Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Fruity Turmeric Smoothie | Delicious Smoothie made with the goodness of Fresh Yellow & White Turmeric

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Falls finally arrived, with all the leaves on the trees changing colors. The sun still shining bright with a light breeze in the air. With all these changes our body needs to start changing with the seasons also. We need to equip our immune system to start fighting the nasty winter colds, flu’s and all other viruses.

Fruity Turmeric Smoothie is exactly one of those drinks that’s power packed with all the necessary nutrients, vitamins and super foods that help the immune system fight. This smoothie has a great mix of assorted fruits, white and yellow turmeric, yogurt, honey and orange juice to give it that exact immune boosting energy.

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Fresh Turmeric comes in two different varieties. First, is a very nice vibrant yellow/orange color which is also known as “lili haldi” in Gujarati. The second is a white turmeric also known as “amba haldi” in Gujarati which somewhat resembles ginger, but both of these turmeric are considered to be the world’s healthiest foods. These turmeric are used to help treat many chronic diseases and help relieve and cure the common cold. Turmeric is mostly found all over India and now it’s widely found in Indian, Chinese and some other Middle Eastern grocery stores, this particular root also known in other languages as:

AMBA HALDI is also known as Curcura Aromatica.
In Hindi…………AmaHaldi or Amba Haldi
In Marathi …….Ame Haldi
In Malayalam…Mannayinai
In Tamil………..Arukamleke
It is also called as Mango ginger.

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Yellow and white turmeric can also be used for cooking, making pickle (achar), healing sick stomach aches, help remove skin bruises due to burns and help reduce the common cold.

My mom has always been big on haldi (turmeric), as a child I remember soon as we got sick with the common sneezing or cough she would make us a huge bowl of warm haldi (turmeric) and ghee (butter) milk and with absolutely no choice had to finish it up! 🙂  I have to say this,which I’ve never mentioned but will do so today after all these years …..But the honest truth is that I never admitted to her that her haldiwala milk always did the trick and relieved and soothed the cold and helped with the nasty hacky cough. Now as a parent myself I use the same tricks on my kids.

Be sure to try out this excellent delicious and healthy smoothie and also be sure to try out some of my other super nutritious and power packed smoothies to help rejuvenate your health. Cold Buster Ginger-Turmeric DrinkTropical Turmeric SmoothieOrange Immune Booster Juice.

 

Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3

Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Super Nutritious and Healthy Fruity Turmeric Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup - Mix fresh/frozen fruits of your choice
  • 1 ripe - Banana
  • 1"piece - peeled Yellow Haldi (lili haldi)
  • 1"piece - peeled White Haldi (amba haldi)
  • 2 tbsp.- plain yogurt
  • 2 cups - Orange Juice
  • 1 tbsp. - honey
  • 1/2 cup - ice cubes

Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients in a large blender jar; blend til a nice smooth consistency has been reached. (5-8 mins)

Pour into desired glass and enjoy!

Notes

If fresh turmeric not available can be substitued with haldi (turmeric) powder. (2 tsp)

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Fruity Treasure Smoothie

 

Fruity Treasure Smoothie –  Using Kesar Mangoes

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This healthy delicious and easy Fruity Treasure Smoothie will help you start your day in a nutritious way. It’s made with the goodness of fresh Alphonso mangoes , Kesar Mangoes, peaches, pineapple, strawberries, coconut milk and honey the hidden treasures.

 

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I also used another very famous mango called “Kesar Mango” in this smoothie. As described by “YumMangoes.in” “Kesar variety of mangoes are considered to be one of the best mangoes, which are famous for their fruit quality, attractiveness fruit and pulp colour, taste & good shelf life. Kesar mangoes are mostly grown in Gujarat, Western India. Kesar Mangoes are commonly known as the queen of Mangoes. This variety is slightly smaller in size as compared to the Alphonso mango variety but offers a unique taste.”

The best part of making this smoothie is that a lot of these fruits are in season right now, so it’s more affordable. Instead of using frozen you can opt out and use fresh fruits with even more of the goodness in the fruit. The more berries in our diet the healthier fibers and antioxidants we get. Mangoes, peaches and pineapple and coconut give it that tropical summer taste, few ingredients, but a worthwhile indulgences.

 

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I like to add half coconut milk and half water to make the consistency a bit more liquid…that’s just the way me and family like it. This time I’ve used fresh fruits which I had previous washed and freeze.  I like to use frozen fruits cause I can make it right away by placing everything into the blender and enjoy it instantly ! Delicious cold Fruity Treasure Smoothie.

 

For more delicious and super easy smoothies be sure to check out: Fruity Green Tropical Smoothie, Spinach & Arugula Smoothie, Mix Berry Burst Smoothie, Mango Melody or Mango Banana Milkshake.

Fruity Treasure Smoothie Recipe:

Fruity Treasure Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2-3

Fruity Treasure Smoothie

Delicious and super easy morning breakfast Fruity Treasure Smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 2 Ripe Mangoes – peeled and cut in cuts (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups – Mixed Fruits (pineapple, peach, strawberries) – fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup – Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1 tbsp. – honey or sugar (optional)

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a blender, blend on high speed until a smooth consistency reached. If you choose to make it a bit more liquid consistency than add more cold water to your preference.

Pour into your desired glass and Enjoy!

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Orange Carrot Juice

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Here’s another one of my super immune booster juice. The combination of Orange and Carrot is absolute great. The bright vibrant orange color  and the divine taste of this juice is 100% going to satisfy you. This is a great source of Vitamin C which supports the body in its ability to absorb iron, maintain a youthful appearance and carrots do wonders for the eyes.

 

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It’s also a very kid friendly juice, this juice has a splash of honey and a spoon of Glucose powder which helps sweeten up the juice and boost their energy level. Glucose powder is also very versatile its also used for baking and making ice cream.

 

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Orange Carrot Juice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 3

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Navel Oranges - Squeeze fresh Juice
  • 5-6 Clementine or Tangerines - peeled
  • 2 large Carrots - Peeled and chopped into pieces
  • 1 tbsp. Glucose Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 cup cold water or ice

Instructions

Into a blender add fresh squeezed orange juice, peeled clementine/tangerine and chopped carrots. Blender till smooth consistency.

Strain the juice through a sieve and discard the pulp. Make sure to squeeze all the juice from the pulp.

Pour juice back into blender add in the glucose powder, honey and 1 cup of cold water or ice and blend till nice smooth consistency.

Pour into desired glass and enjoy.

Notes

If fresh oranges not available substitute it with Orange juice.

Glucose Powder and Honey are optional.

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Orange Immune Booster Juice

Orange Immume Booster Juice

Orange Immume Booster Juice

Orange Immune Booster Juice

As the seasons change from a beautiful summer days …to the cold wintery days the same changes happen to our body ….were up and lively one day and all of sudden the body gets weak and were feeling completely the opposite with no energy.  This happens to us when our immunity level is low and the body gives up fighting the bacteria in our body.Oranges

Last year me and family came down with a regular cold/flu like everyone else we were doing everything to get rid of it…but things got worst and found out from the doctor that a common cold had turned into bronchitis. Well, that’s when I experimented with many different juices to start helping me and my family build our immunity to start fighting the virus. 

Well, that’s when I came up with this Super Vitamin “C” packed Immune Booster Juice that is guarantee to help you fight all those nasty cold/flu symptoms and start feeling much more healthier.  I’d like to share this personal Orange Immune Booster Juice Recipe”   .

 

 

Orange Immune Booster Juice

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh Orange Juice taken from about 4 oranges or you can use Tropicana (or any brand) Orange and Grapefruit Juice. -
  • 2- Fresh Tangerine/Mandarin/Clementine seedless (whichever one you have) peeled and separated in pieces.
  • 2 Gooseberry also known as Amla deseed and chop into small pieces
  • Ginger- small piece chopped in small pieces
  • 1 tbsp - Honey
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric Powder or Fresh Turmeric peeled and chopped into small pieces

Instructions

Take the first 4 ingredients and put into a blender and blend for about 2-3 minutes.

Once all blended take the juice and pour it through a sieve or strainer and with a spoon just make sure that all the juice it taken out and only the rough pulp is left behind in the strainer which you can throw out.

Pour juice back into the blender jar and add in the honey and turmeric powder and blend it for 1 minute.

Pour into a glass and serve immediately or put it in the fridge for a bit and enjoy it cold.

This juice is so good that I would suggest that you make it every day and start you day off with this Super Vitamin "C" packed juice.

Notes

If you don't have fresh Ginger then you can add ginger powder.

If you have fresh Turmeric take a small piece and chop into small pieces.

To serve immediately cold add in ice cubes when blending second time

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