Flu Fighters: Try 10 Nutrient-filled Recipes to Support Your Immune System

Photo by: Kathy Patalsky
Purple Power-Up Smoothie
This smoothie is filled with the energizing power of berries and greens and is rich in antioxidants, fiber and minerals. Simply blend together the ... more 
Photo by: Kathy Patalsky
Purple Power-Up Smoothie
This smoothie is filled with the energizing power of berries and greens and is rich in antioxidants, fiber and minerals. Simply blend together the following ingredients:
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup fresh blackberries (or more blueberries)
1/4 cup frozen banana
1 kiwi
1/3 cup green grapes
1 1/2 cups purple kale (or any variety of kale)
1/3 cup water
optional: 1/4 cup frozen acai juice (acai ice cubes)
Nutrition Info:
*calculated from CalorieCount.com, RDA's based on 2000 calorie diet
Calories: 255kcal, Carbs: 60g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 2g, Fiber: 10g, VitaA: 337%, VitaC: 460%, Calcium: 20%, Iron: 16% less 
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Wed, Jan 16, 2013 3:40 PM EST
I'm sure by now you know it is flu season. This year it is making headlines and is one to watch out for. And whether or not you got a flu shot, you will want to take care of yourself this season by boosting your immunity through the foods you eat. These recipes are filled with antioxidants and plant-based super foods to keep you feeling ahead of the game. And while there is no food or nutrient that will make you immune to the flu, these tasty, vibrant recipes just may help! - By Kathy Patalsky



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