Immune and Memory Booster Smoothie for a Happy Body and Mind

Global EAT - Immune and Memory Booster Smoothie
A superfood smoothie that satisfy your appetite and keep your body and mind happy. (Nikao Media)

Immune and memory booster smoothie packed with powerful antioxidants, vitamins and fibre to enhance your body and brain health

This immune and memory booster smoothie is deliciously made with fruits, herbs, nuts and seeds.  Looking for a natural way to keep healthy during the cold and flu season?  Try this nutrient-rich smoothie.

Serves: 1

Ingredients

1 apple
1 banana
1 fresh rosemary sprig (stem removed)
5 whole cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1 inch fresh ginger root (about 1/2 a thumb size)
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
6 almonds
1 cup of water (or milk)

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend until smooth.
  2. If you can’t fit all the ingredients in a small blender.  Blend the pumpkin seeds, almonds, ginger root, cranberry, rosemary and half an apple with the water first.  Then add the rest of the fruits when there is room in the blender.
Global EAT - Immune and Memory Booster Smoothie
Nothing beats a tasty and nutrient-rich smoothie to keep you healthy year round. (Nikao Media)

Health Benefits

Apple: Lessen risk of heart and respiratory diseases.  Improve memory and aid in bone strengthening.

Banana: Improve digestion, heart health and may help in weight loss – as it’s filling and may curb appetite.

Rosemary: Enhance digestion, memory and concentration.  May help protect against brain aging, macular degeneration and cancer.

Cranberry: Boost immunity and improve skin as well as heart and brain health.  Potential effects on cancer prevention and progression.  May protect against urinary tract infections or lower re-occurrence.

Ginger: Improve circulation, relieve nausea and stomach upset.  Ginger also helps to reduce muscle soreness and pain as well as inflammation.

Almonds: Rich in healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium and Vitamin E.  Benefits include lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.  Almonds reduce hunger, thus aid in weight loss.

Pumpkin seeds: Rich in magnesium, the seeds may help regulate blood pressure and improve sleep.  Unsaturated fat in the seeds benefits heart health.

Antioxidants in pumpkin seeds may help lessen the risk of cancer. Pumpkin seed oil helps to improve cholesterol levels and lessen the severity of hot flushes, headaches and joint pains in postmenopausal women, according to a 2011 study.

Medical Advice

It’s best to consult with your medical practitioner prior to consuming this smoothie if you have a health condition and/or on medication.