Well the New Year started off with a bang and the FLU! Yes our house got the big ole FLU even with all of us getting our flu shots-those were a waste of money and pain. But, Thank God for Tamiflu! It cut the down time in half and actually protected my little one all together. I will be buying stock in that drug!
So while we were all dying I decided to figure out a healthy smoothie that would feel good our our scratchy throats and be helpful. After much research I came up this smoothie. It is delicious and provides a big does of Vitamin C.
It takes about 3 minutes to prepare and doesn’t have any weird ingredients that you have to go to the health store to find. Just send out the least sick person of the group to the grocery with a mask on a grab these readily available items.
One note-I suggest investing in a really good blender. It is the appliance I use ALL the time for everything from salad dressings, salsa, smoothies, milkshakes to soups. It is worth every penny to buy a high end blender. I like Blendtec, but Vitamix is another great brand.
Enjoy and Stay Well!
Makes 1 Smoothie
1 large orange, peeled and cut into large chunks
1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
1/2 cup frozen pineapple pieces
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
* If you can't find mango then just use 1 cup pineapple pieces or vice versa.
* You can substitute almond milk or coconut milk for regular milk.