Cold Remedies and Breakfast Smoothies

by grainnep

Need a Boost? Check, Working a bit too much? Check, Still carrying a cough or cold from weeks ago….and check again.

I’m double dosing with fruit smoothies and home made punches and feeling better for it. Great for an antioxidant boost with anti inflammatory and disease preventing compounds. They are easy to whip up and taste yummy too- the raspberry smoothie is taken to a new level of flavour with the addition of the cinammon and the Lemon and Ginger punch is great generally for coughs, colds and upset stomachs. A shot of something strong would also elevate it to a new level!


Raspberry Boost Smoothie
2 Cups frozen raspberries
1 Orange, peel and pith removed, coarsely chopped
1 Cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
1 Cup cranberry juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups ice
1 scoop protein

Throw everything into the blender and blend until really smooth
Serves 2.

Lemon and Ginger Punch
Serves 2
A 1 inch piece of fresh ginger scrubbed and chopped
1 stick of cinnamon
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp of honey (Optional)
2-3 cloves

Slice the ginger and place in a heat proof container with the cloves and cinnamon stick.
Cover with 2 mugs of boiling water
Leave to infuse until the mixture is cool enough to drink
Stir in the honey, lemon juice and Strain to serve

Beetroot and Carrot Power Boost
1/2 small beetroot juiced
2 medium carrot juiced
1 sweet apple cored and chopped
1 pear cored and chopped
2 tbsp ginger peeled and grated
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 cups water
1 cup ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until really smooth.
Serves 2.

Lemon & Lime Apple Drink
14 fl oz of sugar free apple juice
Juice of 2 fresh limes or Lemons, or 1 of each
.5inch thick slice of ginger peeled
2 sprigs of fresh mint
1 small apple cored and sliced

Mix the juices and add the slice of ginger to infuse.
Leave to cool in the fridge until required.
Serve with a sprig of mint and a few slices of fresh apple in each glass