This smoothie came together one morning after minimal sleep and the tell-tale symptoms of an oncoming cold—minor muscle aches, congestion, throat tickle. Blurry-eyed and determined to keep illness at bay, I threw together everything I could think of that might help bolster my immune system.
I had enough wherewithal to think about how my ingredients might actually taste together, and I wound up with something wonderfully reminiscent of an Orange Julius. Remember those?! In popsicle form, they're fondly known as Creamsicles and they are deeeelicious.
Every single ingredient in this smoothie is working to benefit your immune system. Oranges and yellow bell peppers are packed with Vitamins C and A, as well as gorgeous carotenoids for battling oxidative stress. Raw honey and coconut milk are packed with antimicrobial components for battling pathogens.
If you're feeling a little under the weather these days or want to avoid sub-par health, I highly suggest giving this recipe a try! Your body and your taste buds will thank you.