Need a simple, delicious and effective immune boost? Try this easy mango smoothie! Loaded with vitamin-c rich mango and citrus, healthy and easily digestible fats and gut-loving collagen, this delicious mango smoothie is like a dose of needed sunshine!
Best part of this smoothie? There are no special ingredients! I snag all my frozen goods and coconut milk from Trader Joes for a steal of a deal.
No coconut milk on hand? Swap in greek yogurt! You need something fatty to balance the sugar content of the mango.
Coconut contains healthy saturated fats that not only provide long-lasting energy, but also have anti-microbial properties. Lauric acid, found in coconut fat, may kill off harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi (1)
Collagen helps heal the gut and is an easily usable form of protein. A healthy gut is your first line of defense against ingested pathogens. Up to 80% of your immune system is in your gut!
Vitamin C helps boost immunity by supporting white blood cell function and wound healing. It is a water soluble vitamin that must be obtained through food, like mangos and citrus! Fun fact: bell peppers, kale and broccoli have the same amount of vitamin C as citrus, if not more, along with other beneficial anti-oxidants and vitamin k.