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Immune Boosting Mango Smoothie

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.

Immune Supporting Ingredients

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.

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Immune Boosting Mango Smoothie

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 scoops collagen peptides

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients (except collagen peptides). Blend until smooth.
  • Add collagen peptides and blend until just combined.
  • Blend in additional water if you prefer a thinner consistency.
  • Divide into two cups and enjoy!

References

  1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil#section4

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