Advice Recipes

Sniffle Busting Super Smoothies

Written by Lottie

Are you already fed up with the amount of colds and viruses which seem to have taken an unwelcome permanent residence in your home? Me too! To fight those pesky germs, my family and I sip on some super smoothies, bursting with lots of vitamins, to keep us fighting fit throughout autumn and winter. Here’s a few of our favourites!

The Ultimate Cold Buster

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This smoothie is perfect to drink anytime to keep your immune system tip top and fighting those nasty viruses.

What you’ll need:

3 peaches, cut into pieces
5 strawberries
50g pineapple, cut into chunks
2 oranges, peeled (plus extra segments to top the smoothie)
2 tbsp greek yoghurt
75ml orange juice
3 ice cubes

Whizz all the ingredients together until smooth, and enjoy!

Sunshine in a Glass

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This fruity smoothie juice is particularly yummy at breakfast time and will brighten up your day.

What you’ll need:

1 orange, peeled
1 grapefruit, peeled
60g pineapple, cut into chunks
1 mango, cut into pieces
1 banana
Splash of orange juice
3 ice cubes

Add all the ingredients and process until smooth. You can alter the thickness of your drink by increasing or decreasing the amount of orange juice used.

Strawberry and Kiwi Layer Smoothie

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Both strawberries and kiwi fruit have high vitamin C content, so this fun looking smoothie is sure to keep those blocked noses at bay.

What you need:

Kiwi smoothie layer –
3 kiwi fruit, peeled
1 banana
2 ice cubes

Strawberry smoothie layer –
6 strawberries (plus extra to top the smoothie)
1 banana
1 tbsp greek yoghurt

Blend the kiwi smoothie first and pour into a glass, then blend the strawberry smoothie and pour this on top of the kiwi layer. Top with chopped strawberry and enjoy!

Mango Smoothie

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This sweet and tasty smoothie will be a hit with the kids.

What you’ll need:

1 mango, cut into pieces
1 banana
230ml yoghurt
2 tbsp honey
3 ice cubes

Add all the ingredients and process until smooth. If you like your’s really sweet, add more honey.

Strawberry and Peanut Butter Smoothie

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This smoothie tastes like a peanut butter and jam sandwich!

What you need:

1 banana
100ml milk
2 tbsp peanut butter
5 fresh strawberries, cut in quarters

Just process everything together until smooth and enjoy!

Smoothie Lollies

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Why not make extra smoothies and freeze some to make healthy fruity ice lollies. Perfect for when your little one is poorly and you’re struggling to get them eating and drinking. Packed full of vitamins, they will ease sore throats and help with their recovery.

We hope you enjoy these recipes! Let us know on Facebook, Twitter and by tagging us on Instagram if you have any alternative smoothie suggestions to keep illness out of your home! 

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