Flu Fighter Smoothie

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If you haven't yet, be sure to check out our article about the best Terpenes for Cold & Flu Season where we discuss the therapeutic terpenes in many of these ingredients. Below is a quick reference of some of the highlight ingredients that make this smoothie so great for keeping our immune system healthy. 

When it comes to the immune system, bananas are a great source of:

  • Lectin: a key ingredient in a new flu-fighting prescription medication 
  • Vitamin B6: helps your body create antibodies to fight infection
  • Vitamin C: a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system; helps your body grow and promotes healing

Pineapple is a good source of: 

  • Vitamin C: a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system; helps your body grow and promotes healing
  • Limonene: terpene with anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties

Carrots are wonderful for: 

  • Antioxidants: helps stop damage to cells that can cause diseases like cancer, heart disease, and more and reduces inflammation 
  • Vitamin A: supports the immune system 

Learn about the therapeutic properties of lemons, ginger, and turmeric here.

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About the Recipe

After our research on the best terpenes and other natural remedies for cold and flu season, we went looking for some immune-boosting yet tasty recipes to help keep us healthy. We found this beautiful smoothie by Minimalist Baker and did a little adaptation of our own to find ingredients that provided the nutrients our bodies were craving. 

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  • 1/2 c pineapple
  • 1/2 c carrot juice
  • 1 banana
  • a knob of fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger) 
  • juice from approximately 1/4 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 c ice
  1. Peel your knob of ginger (about a thumb's size) and chop into dime-sized pieces
  2. Add all ingredients to blender 
  3. Enjoy!
 

Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion

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If you'd like to enhance your smoothie with cannabinoids, you can add an available tincture to your recipe, such as Rosebud's full-spectrum CBD oil. We recommend using approximately 10mg CBD (20 drops from Rosebud's 350mg bottle) in this recipe. 

If you're in a legal state, another great way to get cannabinoids is by adding fresh cannabis leaves to your smoothie. Because the leaves are not heated, they will not get you "high" but simply support your endocannabinoid system with a range of non-intoxicating cannabinoids. 

Another option is to infuse coconut oil with cannabis in your LEVO oil infusion machine and add approximately 1 tsp - 1 tbsp (depending on strength and desired dosage) to your smoothie. Check out this Cannabis Cooking Calculator to determine how much cannabis you need to add to your LEVO herb pod. 

Use code HEMPSLEY at checkout to get 10% off your Rosebud order or $15 off your LEVO Oil Infusion Machine