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Try This Flu Busting Matcha Super Smoothie

Today I’m going to show you how to make a flu-busting super smoothie of mine that is loaded with ingredients to supercharge your immune system and give it a fighting chance this flu season.

This tropical matcha smoothie is very refreshing and balanced nicely with citrus and sweet fruits that make it the perfect summer drink. In all honesty, it’s packed with so much goodness that I recommend drinking it as a pre-workout smoothie or even as a daily refresher to keep your immune system in check.

If you're a sufferer of inflammation and swelling of the joints, then this green super smoothie could be just the thing that your aching body needs.

Check out the powerful ingredients that make this the REAL DEAL of super smoothies. Here’s what’s in the mix.

Baby spinach leaves

Spinach is a remarkable plant that has the ability to restore energy, increase vitality, and improve the quality of the blood. Spinach is also an excellent source of vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and folate as well as being a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. Vitamin K is important for maintaining bone health and it is difficult to find vegetables richer in vitamin K than spinach.

baby spinach leaves


Main health benefits of spinach

  • Chlorophyll in spinach can lower the risk of cancer
  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Diabetes management
  • Asthma prevention
  • Lowering blood pressure

Lime

Limes are packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C in citrus fruits are known to battle coughs and colds and will give your body’s overall immune system a supercharge. Aching Joints? The citric acid found in limes is a solvent in which uric acid can dissolve. Increasing citric acid in the body helps eliminate excess uric acid from the urine. If you are a gout sufferer maybe squeeze 3 limes for an extra citric kick.

Fresh Limes

Main health benefits of lime

  • Relieve inflammation
  • Boosts immunity
  • Increases iron absorption
  • Fights infections
  • Aids in digestion

Mint leaves

Mint is a potent source of antioxidants. It is known to aid digestion, treat dizziness, nasal congestion, improve blood circulation and a long list of other health benefits. It is also another good source of vitamin C which is the key vitamin for boosting your immune system.

Mint leaves

Health benefits of Mint leaves

  • Relieve indigestion
  • Anesthetic & anti-inflammatory qualities
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Boosts immunity
  • Relieves muscle pain

Pineapple

Pineapples are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants. They are especially rich in antioxidants known as flavonoids and phenolic acids.  Many of the antioxidants in pineapple are bound. This allows the antioxidants to survive harsher conditions in the body and produce longer lasting effects.

Pineapple pieces

Health benefits of Pineapples

  • Bone strength
  • Eye health
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Digestion

Banana

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and supply vitamin B6, fibre and carbohydrate, and some vitamin C. Potassium is one of the most important electrolytes in the body, helping to regulate heart function as well as fluid balance – a key factor in regulating blood pressure. The effectiveness of potassium-rich foods such as bananas, in lowering blood pressure and protecting against heart disease and strokes is well accepted and bolstered by considerable scientific evidence.

Banana health benefits

Health benefits of Bananas

  • Regulate blood pressure
  • Reduce swelling
  • Moderate blood sugar levels
  • Improve digestive health
  • Powerful antioxidants

Coconut Water

Coconut water is the elixir or performance drinks. Unlike sugary drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade, coconut water does not contain sugar, food coloring, or artificial sweeteners which is why many people reach for coconut water as a more natural performance drink. Coconut water is another excellent source of potassium, calcium, magnesium and contains antioxidants that help to neutralize oxidative stress and free radicals created by exercise.

Health benefits of Coconut Water

  • Health benefits of Coconut Water
  • Ward of muscle cramps
  • Hydrate the body
  • Boost immune system
  • Energy Boost

100% Organic Uji Matcha

We used our EISAI 100% Organic green tea powder to create this super smoothie. Matcha is a rich source of polyphenols which have strong anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce arthritis pain. It also contains high levels of EGCg a potent catechin/flavonoid that is found to target protein in cancer cells. Matcha contains caffeine and L-Theanine which is known to keep your mind relaxed state and at the same time boost concentration and improve memory.

Health benefits of Bananas

  • Powerful detoxifier
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Boost immune system
  • Relaxant

 Flu Busting Matcha Super Smoothie Recipe 


Recipe Category: Smoothies
Keywords: Workout smoothie, Matcha smoothie, summer drinks, tropical smoothie

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Tropical matcha super smoothie

Ingredients

  • 200ml of coconut water (I used peach & mango flavoured coconut water, but you can use plain coconut water and add 1 tbls of honey as a sweetener)
  • 1 Lime sliced into 4 pieces
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup of baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup of mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple pieces and syrup
  • 2 scoops of Organic Matcha Powder
  • 1 cup of ice

Directions

1. Add 1 cup of ice into a blender.

2. Add coconut water, mint, baby spinach, pineapple pieces, banana into the blender.

3. Squeeze lime pieces into the blender.

4. Add 2 scoops of Matcha powder into the mix.

5. Blend for 15 seconds and serve.