Simple Immune Boosting Smoothie Recipe for runners by elyse kopecky and shalane flanagan of Run Fast. Eat Slow. Blog

IMMUNE BOOSTING SMOOTHIE: SIMPLE RECIPE TO BOOST IMMUNITY

The news has us all feeling on edge. Here is our favorite immune-boosting smoothie recipe from Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. to help you give your mind and body a much needed boost.

Right now we are staying home with our families and upping our immunity by drinking daily fruit and veggie smoothies, making lots of nourishing soups and baking nutrient-dense treats to keep our sanity.

Optimum nutrition, less stress and quality sleep are vital to staying healthy. Read more about our favorite immune boosting foods and recipes here.

Find more nutrient-dense smoothie and soup recipes in our two NY Times Bestselling cookbooks, Run Fast. Eat Slow. and Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.

Now more than ever, its time to start a cooking habit.

 

IMMUNE-BOOST SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Serves 2

From Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.

  • 1 apple, quartered, core removed
  • 1⁄2 frozen banana
  • 2 kale leaves, stems removed
  • 1 celery stick, quartered
  • 1⁄2 lemon, seeds removed, peeled
  • 1⁄4 cup parsley leaves
  • 1-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled, optional
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 cup ice

 

In a blender, combine the apple, banana, kale, celery, lemon, parsley, ginger (if using), coconut water, and ice. Blend on high speed for several minutes until smooth.

Pro Tip: Add a spoonful of virgin coconut oil
to the above to help your body absorb the fat- soluble vitamins. Coconut oil is an energizing fat with natural antimicrobial properties making it good for your immune system.

Excerpted from Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky. Top photo by Alan Weiner. Below photo by Tiffany Renshaw. 

 

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Page Bertelsen, Erin Scott, Andy Hughes, and Elyse Kopecky