Singaporeans have been taking precautionary measures such as donning surgical masks, frequent handwashing and avoiding crowded places in light of the recent COVID-19 situation. Such efforts are commendable! But as we step up on our hygiene practices to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, let’s not forget to give our immune system a boost too! A strong immune system makes you less susceptible to falling ill when exposed to viruses. It protects you from the inside out.
You can strengthen your immune system by keeping fit through exercise, getting enough sleep, and observing a healthy diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
We have put together a simple immune booster smoothie recipe which you can supplement your diet with. This recipe calls for a base of unsweetened almond milk which makes it suitable for our readers who are lactose intolerant. The superfood, Spinach, provides your body with high levels of vitamin C, calcium, folate and fibre. *Berries are low in calories, delicious, and chockfull of antioxidants and vitamins. They act as natural sweeteners to the smoothie too! Lastly, we add freshly grated ginger to the recipe for its anti-inflammatory and cold-fighting properties.
Give this immune booster smoothie recipe a try!
*Tip: Freezing the berries helps give your smoothie a thicker consistency. For an even thicker smoothie with a higher calorie/energy count, add a banana.