Monday mornings are usually a bit crazy as little one needs to goes to school after the weekend and it is really hard to get both of them wake up in time. Once they wake up, next thing is to get them to brush their teeth and get ready for school. Poor kids, both of them have cold and runny nose resulting in more craziness. In the meantime I rarely get the time to make a good breakfast, may be slice of bread with peanut butter or a juice. Today I decided to make this immune boosting smoothie with berries and ginger as I am in need of little more immunity, so that it will reduce the inflammation of joints a little bit.
For this immune boosting smoothie, I used blueberries. Do you know blueberries, are an Antioxidant Superfood filled with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these berries are also high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice of doctors and nutritionists. It is known to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, they are also anti-inflammatory. If you want to know more about super foods, read from here. I also added strawberries, green apple, green grapes and ginger. Strawberries, not only juicy, summery and delicious are a bona fide superfood, too. Nutrient-rich and packed with antioxidants (like vitamin C), it is known to boost immunity, improves eye health, reduce inflammation, increase fiber and prevents wrinkles etc.
My daughter loves green apple than red ones, so it is a must in fruit basket, so added that one too, I have mentioned the health benefits of green apple and ginger in this post. Ginger adds zing to the smoothie. Hubby bought some fresh sweet seedless grapes during the grocery shopping, so decided to add that too. When I read about the health benefits of green grapes I was amazed. Green grapes contain vitamins C and K. Vitamin C plays an important role in preventing infection and also promotes the health of bones, teeth, gums and blood vessels. It also acts as an antioxidant to protect your body from the damage caused by free radicals, compounds that might increase the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
At first I thought of adding some sweetener, but when I made the smoothie and taste tested. I didn’t felt any need of adding any sweetener. This smoothie is diabetic friendly, which my hubby can also enjoy. If you want you can add sweetener of your choice. Give it try it is refreshing also healthy.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.