Recipe // Immunity Boosting Smoothie

Tis the season for stuffy noses and colds, so I do anything and everything I can to try and boost my immune system. There are three major antioxidant vitamins that are loaded with nutrients that are great for you and your health: beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E. While you can find them in colorful fruits and veggies (especially purple, blue, red, orange and yellow varieties), it never hurts to find a natural and organic, food-based vitamin company to ensure you’re getting enough. NutriGold is easily one of my favorite companies, not only because of their organic and natural products but also because of their great company values. They sent me a complimentary sample of their Vitamin C Gold vegetable capsules to test out and review, and I am loving the health benefits I’m reaping from taking these daily.
Where to find these immunity boosters// 
Beta-carotene: apricots, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, corn, green peppers, kale, mangoes, turnip and collard greens, nectarines, peaches, pink grapefruit, pumpkin, squash, spinach, sweet potato, tangerines, tomatoes, and watermelon
Vitamin C: berries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, cauliflower, grapefruit, honeydew, kale, kiwi, mango, nectarine, orange, papaya, snow peas, sweet potato, strawberries, tomatoes, and red, green, or yellow peppers
Vitamin E: broccoli, carrots, chard, mustard and turnip greens, mangoes, nuts, papaya, pumpkin, red peppers, spinach, and sunflower seeds
This smoothie, with the help of Nutrigold’s Vitamin C Gold capsules, provides an immune system boost, perfect for cold and flu season!

Ingredients //

Directions //

  • Throw everything into your NutriBullet (or whatever you have).
  • Separate 1 of Nutrigold’s Vitamin C Gold capsules, and empty content into the mixture.
  • Blend until smooth, insert a straw, and enjoy!

I chose NutriGold’s Vitamin C Gold because they are food based, rather than synthetic, which means these capsules come directly from natural and organic vitamin C enriched foods like I mentioned above, and are free of GMOs. There is never any gross or sour aftertaste, and in fact these Vitamin C capsules are virtually tasteless. The capsules are small enough (about the size of a regular Tylenol) that I dont choke on them and never get stuck in my throat, and are able to be taken apart so even if you’re someone who can’t swallow medications, you can still reap the benefits of this product. While I mention the immunity boosting power, there are so so many more benefits to taking vitamin C, including circulatory and heart health, eye health, prenatal health and healthy aging. 


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