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Warming Blueberry & Ginger Healthy Smoothie

By on May 21, 2013

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Warming blueberry & ginger healthy smoothieA healthy smoothie can be a great way to boost your immune system

For a warming blueberry & ginger smoothie blend together the following ingredients:

  • Blueberries
  • Bananas
  • Kale/greens
  • Ginger
  • Coconut water

Health Tips:

1. Blueberries can help to support memory retention and heart health. Brain food! They can also help to reduce blood pressure. Coloured fruits are high in antioxidants. These fruits are also a good source of vitamin C. This vitamin has been found to improve heart function and reduce atherosclerosis.

2.¬†Bananas contain a particular type of fiber that can help restore normal bowel function. Banana’s are also a good source of magnesium, which is essential for bone health as well as the cardiovascular system.

3. Kale is rich in iron, and important mineral for red blood cells. This leafy vegetable is a good source of vitamin K and antioxidants.

4.¬†Ginger has been used as a cure for nausea for centuries. It’s also a warming root! Ginger is marketed as a remedy for travel sickness, morning sickness and digestive complaints. It is also effective at treating stomach cramps associated with PMS. Traditional medicine viewed ginger as a warming food. It was regularly prescribed for health conditions that were caused by coldness in the body, such as arthritis.