With Winter around the corner Yummy Smoothies and Teas are a great way to strengthen you immune system. Whether it is a tea for stress or a good night sleep or smoothies laden with nutrient dense fruits and veggies like those in the recipes below by adding these in on a regular basis you know you are building resilience to what life has to through at you.

Take a note of my favourite immune support tea too at the bottom of the page. You do not have to wait until you have a cold or flu to enjoy my Yummy Winter Smoothies and Teas.

Winter Greens Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup roughly chopped kale, ribs removed
  • 4 small broccoli florets, sliced and frozen
  • 1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
  • 1 apple, cored and roughly chopped

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Sniffle Snatcher Smoothie

This smoothie is a tasty combination of vitamin C-rich ingredients, cayenne to reduce congestion, and rosemary to reduce inflammation and soothe a sore throat.

  • 1 cup kale or spinach
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 pear or apple (cored and seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup cubed pineapple
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of fresh rosemary

Add water to the max line of the large cup, and blast.

Flu Fighter Smoothie

Vitamin C, antioxidants, and anti-bacterial ginger help keep the immune system at its peak during the winter months.

  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup Swiss chard
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 kiwi (peeled)
  • 1/2 lime (peeled)
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 1/2 bell pepper (seeds and stem removed)
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root (peeled)

Add water to the max line of the large cup, and blast


And here are my Top 5 Smoothie Add-Ins:

Keep these smoothie staples on hand for an easy and intense nutrition boost. I add at least one of these in to all my smoothies.

1. Hemp seeds: Vegan protein source with a mild, nutty flavor.

2. Flaxseed: Rich in fiber, protein, and omega-3s.

4. Sunflower seeds: Use shelled seeds for a boost of copper, magnesium, and selenium.

5. Chia seeds: Fiber-loaded and protein-rich to control blood sugar; take on flavor of other ingredients.


Lemon and Honey Drink: I could just live on this!

  • 1-inch fresh ginger root (no need to peel it)
  • 1 cup water (boiling)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (raw, unpasteurized)

Grate the ginger into a teapot, medium bowl or large measuring cup. In most culinary uses, you want to peel ginger, but there really is no reason to do so here. Grate for a stronger ginger kick or slice if you do not need such a therapeutic kick. Meanwhile, put the lemon juice and the honey in a large mug and strain the ginger tea into the mug. Stir to dissolve the honey, taste, and add more honey or lemon juice if you like.