About the Flu Fighter Smoothie 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. 

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.

Flu fighter smoothie with bananas, carrots, turmeric, ginger, lemon, pineapple

Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion

If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider one of the suggestions below. When substituting or adding cannabis-infused products, be aware of how many mg of CBD (or, if you're in a legal state, THC) are in each portion of the recipe you are making. The standard dose of CBD is 15-30mg, but varies based on tolerance, reason for use, severity of condition, etc. We recommend starting low and going slow; click here to learn more about dosing) and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating new cannabinoids into your routine.

How to add cannabinoids to your Flu Fighter Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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! 

Flu fighter smoothie recipe with lemon, carrot, turmeric, ginger, pineapple, banana

Kristen Williams