1/2 cup vanilla 2% Greek yogurt
2 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup spinach/kale
1 tbs almond butter
1 small banana, sliced
1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
1 cup vanilla almond or vanilla coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 tsp honey
Throw everything in the blender.
Blend until desired consistency.
Your immune system is responsible for helping fight off everything from the common cold to cancer. A tall order!
Send in some reinforcements so it doesn’t get battle fatigue. Here are four foods your immune system loves.
Sweet, Creamy, Steamy, Crunchy . . .
Oranges, yogurt, tea, and pumpkin seeds are the order of the day when it comes to giving your immune system a treat, according to RealAge experts Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD, authors of the best-selling (and now newly expanded and updated) YOU: The Owner’s Manual. Here’s how these four superfoods help:
- Oranges are chock-full of vitamin C, an antioxidant vitamin that helps your immune system fend off disease-causing invaders. Other good C options: bell peppers, strawberries, cantaloupe, and broccoli. Or take 400 milligrams of vitamin C three times daily.
- Yogurt (unpasteurized) contains Lactobacillus acidophilus — a healthy bacterium that helps thwart fungus-related infections. Or take a 20-milligram acidophilus supplement twice daily.
- Tea is full of flavonoids, powerful vitamin-like substances that reduce immune-system aging. You’ll also find them in oats, onions, broccoli, tomatoes, apples, and berries.
- Pumpkin seeds are great year round, not just at Halloween, because they contain zinc — a nutrient that’s been shown to help reduce the average length of the common cold.