3 – Smoothie Recipes to Help You Get Over a Cold
If you are looking for a cold remedy then smoothies that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants can go a long way in helping you to feel better sooner. When you are suffering from a head cold you can also end up suffering with a sore and scratchy throat, a cough, congestion, sneezing and a fever. What you eat always plays a role in how you feel which is why eating as healthy as possible when you are feeling positively miserable is so important. You may reduce the duration of your symptoms if you treat your body right and supply it with the appropriate foods. A smoothie can soothe an aching and raw throat and can lead to a speedier recovery.
Here are some smoothie recipes to help you when a cold sets in:
Honey Honey Heal Me
When you have a cold you need to consume more vitamin C as vitamin C helps to build up your immune system and it can help you to heal faster. To get more vitamin C think citrus fruits such as orange and lemon. A small portion of honey will not only sweeten the flavor of your cold remedy smoothie but it will also soothe an aching throat because it will coat it. Honey will also provide your system with more antioxidants.
½ cup orange juice
1-2 tbsp. honey
Pour orange juice into the blender and then add the honey. Peel and segment an orange and a lemon and then add them into the blender next. Puree the mixture until it reaches a smooth consistency. If you want a colder and thicker texture for your smoothie and to provide more relief for your sore throat then add some ice cubes to the blender and blend away.
Garlic Kiwi Strawberry Soother
Both strawberries and kiwi fruits are rich sources of vitamin C which are very harmonious in flavor when blended together in a smoothie. They are good choices for those who have colds and sore throats. To help with the congestion that accompanies a cold add a tiny amount of garlic. It will alter the taste of the smoothie slightly but not enough to change it completely.
½ cup strawberries
1 cup apple juice
½ clove of garlic
Place sliced up strawberries into the blender. Peel and cut up kiwis and then place them into the blender next. Add the apple juice and the peeled clove of garlic. Blend mixture until it is smooth.
Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C and when combined with other cold fighting ingredients can lessen the severity of a viral infection. Ginger and fennel work well with grapefruit and can help in breaking up congestion and reducing symptoms of a sinus infection.
1 cup grapefruit juice
½ whole grapefruit
2 tbsp. fresh ginger
1 sliced fennel bulb
Place all ingredients into the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth.