Immune Boosting Green Smoothie

ImmuneBoostingGreenSmoothie

This immune boosting green smoothie packs a seriously good punch when it comes to micro-nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants! We try to make this the first thing that we consume every day to give our bodies the building blocks that it needs! Who doesn’t want improved health and energy, boosted immune system, and reduced inflammation?!*

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Green Smoothie

*DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. ALL RESEARCH IS CITED ACCORDINGLY; ALL OTHER STATEMENTS ARE MY OPINIONS BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE. SPEAK TO YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL REGARDING ANY CHANGES OR HEALTH RELATED QUESTIONS.

-The Curious Stones

I was first convinced to try incorporating this micro-dense green smoothie into my daily routine after listening to a few interviews with Dr. Brooke Goldner, the author of β€œGoodbye Lupus” and many other articles and books on the topic of autoimmune diseases and overall health and healing. I highly recommend taking a moment to check out her resources! πŸ™‚

Immune Boosting Green Smoothie

A little back story: My grandmother died young from Lupus, and we’ve had multiple close friends who’ve been diagnosed with autoimmune disorders in the β€œprime of their lives”… so when I hear of natural ways to increase my body’s ability to fight disease, lower inflammation, and boost my health- I listen up! And I’m always looking for ways to get extra veggies in my diet, so this smoothie routine is “win-win” in my book!

Immune Boosting Green Smoothie!

This immune boosting green smoothie is a great way to start, fuel, or end your day! Our favorite time is first thing in the morning, or before your first meal. This way we know that we’ve provided our bodies with powerful, key nutrients to energize and β€œarm” ourselves at a cellular level against any internal or external attacks.

It’s also worth mentioning that if you do have an autoimmune diagnosis, Dr. Goldner has developed a much more intensive and structured protocol for creating better health. You can see her group and individual programs on her website for more information! πŸ™‚

Immune Boosting Green Smoothie

Whatever fruit flavors you choose -These are the 3 principles to remember!

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  • #1 – MEGA GREEN: Squeeze tons of dark greens into the first 75-80% of your blender- pressing it down and adding more if you can!! These green smoothies contain 2-3x the amount of greens that our average lunch salad would contain – each! Choose high quality, nutrient dense fresh greens and then rinse and press them down into your blender, you don’t want lots of air in between your greens like a fluffy salad tosser…. this smoothie means serious green business!
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  • #2 – WATER: Add clean, fresh wonderful water just above the level of your packed down greens! This is not a smoothie recipe that uses milks or juices- you want to allow your body to absorb all the necessary nutrients provided by the fresh veggies and fruit- and to do this you need water. (we use a reverse osmosis filtering system for our water to avoid some of the harmful chemicals found in our region – check your water quality at ewg.org!
  • #3 – OMEGA 3 IS KEY: You need these! In order for your body to make the most of the nutrients found in this immune boosting green smoothie, add a big handful of whole flax seeds, walnuts, or chia seeds- or all three! These are a powerhouse combined with the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants of this abundant smoothie! Add your choice of fruit to flavor and then blitz!
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Check out the β€œdirty dozen” guidelines provided by the EWG to help you determine which vegetables and fruits are most important to buy organic, so that you’re not consuming a glass full of pesticides and chemicals too! πŸ™‚ Check your region’s water cleanliness rating on EWG too! This was eye-opening for Dave and I … you may want to consider a water filtration system!

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Immune Boosting Green Smoothie
Ingredients
  • Kale Organic*, enough to fill your blender!
  • Spinach Organic*, 1-2 cups
  • Ginger Root fresh (Organic*)
  • Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds whole unground
  • Walnuts
  • Psyllium Husk Powder
  • Β½ Lemon Juiced
  • Ningxia Antioxidant Drink optional
  • Fruit Of Choice* We use: For 1 large blender-full 1 banana, β…“ cup organic mango, organic 1/2 apple, ΒΌ cup organic blueberries and 1-2 organic strawberries
Instructions
  1. Fill blender with kale and spinach (or greens of choice) until ΒΎ full, pressed down- NOT loose and airy!

  2. Add fruit, ginger root, psyllium husk powder, and nuts and seeds to the top ΒΌ of blender
  3. Fill with clean drinking water until water level is above the greens
  4. Finally, add 1-2 ounces of Ningxia Antioxidant (if desired) and by squeezing the juice of Β½ of a fresh lemon into the blender! Add extra lemon if desired- it really helps cut down on the β€œgrassy” taste of the greens and allows the fruit to pop!

  5. Blend well- and enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • Try to drink the entire smoothie shortly after making in order to absorb maximum benefits of the freshly ground seeds and veggies!
  • Add additional water to thin if it’s thicker than you prefer!
  • See the “3 basic principles” and my notes about fiber and antioxidants in blog post!
  • For more information about Ningxia check out this young living page!
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Fiber: I choose to add a little extra fiber in our smoothies by adding a bit of Psyllium Husk- it’s flavorless and helps with fiber intake! (although it will thicken your smoothie if you put too much or let it sit too long, so a little goes a long way!) … this fiber boost helps keep our bodies “moving” (ya know) and keeps us full longer!

Antioxidants: This smoothie is naturally packed with antioxidants- especially if you add berries for the fruit portion! However, since we already try to take an ounce each of Young Living’s Ningxia antioxidant beverage daily, we simply add a little to our daily smoothie instead of taking it separately! For information on trying some of Young Living’s products, like the Ningxia antioxidant drink used in this recipe, click this link!

Immune Boosting Green Smoothie

Share your favorite immune boosting tips and smoothie flavors in the comments! And check out our recipe for “throat tea” and immune boosting tips for the winter!

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Cheers to a healthy, happy, very green day! πŸ˜‰

XOXO Abigail

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20 Comments

  1. Reply

    Michelle

    04/14/2020

    I have been craving a smoothie. I can’t wait to try this one. The benefits seem amazing and it sounds delicious.

    • Reply

      Dave

      04/14/2020

      Thanks Michelle, its delicious and really good for you!

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    Suzan | It's My Sustainable Life

    04/14/2020

    Love green smoothies and this looks like a wonderful option! Thank you for sharing it.

    • Reply

      Dave

      04/14/2020

      Suzan, you are welcome, enjoy!

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    Emma

    04/14/2020

    This sounds like a wonderful healthy smoothie! I’m definitely looking forward to trying it. Smoothies are one of my favorite things in the morning.

    • Reply

      Dave

      04/14/2020

      Me too Emma, and this one is so good!

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    Beckie

    04/14/2020

    I am definitely wanting to make and give my family more smoothies for their health, especially now! Have you had experience using bags of frozen spinach when making smoothies? (With the current status of grocery stores, I wonder if it might be easier to find some foods frozen than fresh.)

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      Dave

      04/14/2020

      Beckie, we use both. It doesn’t change the texture much either way. Since we buy a lot at a time, if we have fresh and don’t use it all quick enough we will freeze it ourselves.

      Often though the fresh is out of stock so we will get frozen from the store. Both work great.

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    Donna

    04/14/2020

    I make green smoothies a lot. I don’t like leafy greens but I know how important they are. I typically buy either spinach or the Power Greens at Kroger. I also use 1/4 C frozen pineapple because it kills the “grassy” taste. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Dave

      04/14/2020

      Donna, I totally agree. The fruit in this one (fresh and or frozen) does just that, plus adds lots of flavor.

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    Carrie

    04/14/2020

    Wow, this smoothing looks amazing! So much greatness packed in there!

    • Reply

      Dave

      04/14/2020

      Thanks Carrie!

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    Rebecca

    04/14/2020

    Ooh! I’m going to have to try this! I love my Ningxia and I have a whole pound of Psyllium husks someone gifted me with, and I had no idea what to do with it! This is definitely going to give me something to try with it!

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      Dave

      04/14/2020

      Yay, I’m so glad, thanks Rebecca!

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    Jessy George

    04/14/2020

    I have never made green smoothie. I will give this a try. I like adding ginger and lemon.

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      Dave

      04/15/2020

      Jessy, the ginger and lemon really balance everything out. Its really tasty. Thanks for stopping by!

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    MIchelle

    04/15/2020

    Oh this is going onto the list to try. I am growing kale at the moment and have more kale then I know what to do with and I start my day with a smoothie already. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Dave

      04/15/2020

      This is a great use for extra kale. We go through SO MUCH in one week!

      Thanks Michelle!

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    Angie Heusser

    04/15/2020

    This smoothie sounds so good! I have promised myself now that I am working from home, that I would dedicate some real quality time to adding to my recipe collection of smoothies AND MAKING THEM! LOL! This one is a keeper! πŸ™‚

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      Dave

      04/15/2020

      Angie, its a great time to start indeed! Enjoy!

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