When you are feeling sluggish or if you are full-blown-miserable sick, your body needs a boost! I haven’t been sick-sick but I have been a little achy and tired for a couple of days. I am not going to sit & wait for this to get any worse–I am going to pump my body full of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants; pretty much a lot of fruits and vegetables plus some raw honey & cinnamon. 🙂
Citrus fruit & kiwis (which are actually a berry) are packed with Vitamin C. Kiwis add a tropical touch to any dish; creamy in consistency–tasting somewhere between a berry & a banana. Kiwi fruit has more Vitamin C than oranges (along with brussel sprouts, broccoli, red & green peppers, kale, and pineapple.) Bottom line: Vitamin C is necessary for a healthy immune system! Vitamin C helps prevent and treat a variety of diseases (it’s good stuff–especially when taken as whole foods.)
To help boost my immune system I have been making smoothies (conveniently with whatever fruit we have an abundance of–does anyone else buy 3 kiwis every time they go shopping?) and hot water mixed with lemon, raw honey, and cinnamon. Both taste great & they help keep me healthy. Honey has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties and cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties. And they taste great together! Honey & cinnamon create a smooth, comforting flavor that pairs well with a little lemon.
- 3 kiwis (I cut them in half and used a large spoon to scoop out the fruit)
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup orange juice
- 6 ice cubes
Blend on a medium-high setting for 1-2 minutes until all ingredients incorporate together–and enjoy!!
**This is a very tart recipe. Add a banana or a little sweetener to mellow it out, if necessary**
HONEY LEMON WATER with CINNAMON
To an empty mug, add:
- 1-2 Tbsp raw honey
- Squeeze of fresh lemon
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- Enough boiling water to fill the mug at least 3/4 full
Mix with a spoon or whisk until the cinnamon is incorporated–and enjoy!
I hope everyone is feeling great–spring will be here before we know it. I am so excited to see more of the sun! 🙂