Winter Smoothie Recipe - stop a cold before it hits
"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food" - said Hippocrates of Kos, the most famous physician of antiquity. Especially in winter, when so many people have a cold or are fighting a scratchy throat, this more than 2000 year old maxim is more relevant than ever. We therefore recommend our winter smoothie against colds - an exotic mixture with ginger, turmeric and lots of vitamin C - We are sure: Hippocrates would have loved to taste it.
Winter smoothie with extra vitamin C
While the spiciness of ginger stimulates the metabolism and warms you from the inside, earthy turmeric can strengthen the immune system with its antibacterial properties.
In the fight against a cold, however, we need one thing above all: plenty of vitamin C, which supports our defenses. That's why our winter smoothie relies on strong sources of vitamin C such as the winter salad Indian lettuce, parsley and the citrus fruits lime and orange. If you can't find Indian lettuce, spinach or any type of cabbage is also suitable as vitamin C-rich leafy green.
In terms of taste, our winter smoothie is a journey to warm tropical beaches: lime, ripe pineapple, banana and avocado give this Winter Smoothie a wonderfully exotic aroma. Natural medicine can taste so good.
CAUTION: Fresh turmeric and turmeric powder can discolor the blender jar yellowish. However, this is not a cause for concern, as the discoloration will fade over time - after a few uses.
Winter smoothie recipe with ginger, turmeric, pineapple and lime
- 1/2 bunch parsley smooth
- 2 handful of Indian lettuce alternative: spinach
- 2 bananas peeled
- 1 apple medium, with peel - alternative: 2 pears, small, with peel
- 1 slice of pineapple 3 cm wide, peeled
- 1 orange peeled
- 1/2 avocado peeled, pitted
- 1/4 piece of lime with peel
- 1 piece turmeric fresh, with peel, about 3-4 cm long
- 1 piece of ginger fresh, with peel, about 2 cm long
- 1 pinch of black pepper alternatively: 3 grains of black pepper, improves the nutrient absorption of turmeric and the contained curcumin
- approx. 300 ml water depending on the desired consistency
Clean the ingredients and cut them into pieces that will easily fit your container.
Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and put the corresponding amount of pulp in the container.
First put the soft ingredients in the container (banana, avocado,...), then add the rest of the ingredients such as leafy greens and water - blend on high speed until an even, creamy consistency is achieved.
Enjoy your winter smoothie with all your heart!
How do you like our winter smoothie for colds? Have you ever used ginger or turmeric in a green smoothie?
We appreciate your Feedback here!
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thank you very much for your input. Have fun trying it out with walnuts!
Feel free to give feedback on how the smoothie tasted and got to you as well.
super good recipe - will try it. As an alternative for banana I take mulberries or figs, fresh or dried. Super tasty .
Thank you very much for this, you are great, keep up the good work.
Would also be very happy if I could join by mail to exchange for the purpose of dietary change, has brought me personally very much.
thank you for your great feedback - we are very pleased.
but this is a recipe for 2, right? Seems like a lot to me..
yes, that would be 2 servings that could supplement a whole meal.
Have fun and enjoy trying it out.
To your opening sentence, "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food", I can only say that food is my only medicine
I speak from experience, food, especially raw food, has led to making me healthy again! There is nothing better!
My slogan is: The doctor takes care of your diseases, from this he lives, you have to take care of your health yourself, from this you live!
I have cured myself of some diseases of civilization. Putting focus on nutrition was the best thing that could happen to me.
When I read that some smoothie makers, do not tolerate and feel intolerance to some ingredient, I can only say that it is 99% due to the poisoning and slagging of the body / digestive tract.
A detoxification would clearly counteract with this – YOU CAN heal everything and also tolerate everything that nature has to offer.
The only mistake that is often made is blending too much together (Raw with cooked).
All the best and lots of success
Raw food greetings
That sounds excellent and impressive!!! So, a hot meal with salad is not good at all!!!? I didn't know that yet… Do you have some more tips on what to look for? I keep stumbling across bad "food combinations" lately!
thank you very much for your comment – very interesting!
Two questions for you: Do you only eat raw food? And how are you in the winter in terms of cold sensitivity?
All the best for you,
thank you for your message, about your questions:
That is my goal, to eat more and more raw foods. Since I love fully ripe, fresh fruits and vegetables more than anything – as smoothie and salad in all variations. I feel that it is good for me, I plan to grow my ingredients myself.
There is nothing more valuable than going into your garden and picking everything fresh. You can only get that quality of nutrients and flavour when you grow the ingredients yourself. I have found that the quality in the stores is not always good (organic) and the price is not always justified. I bet you have experienced this as well.
I like to eat warm soup in the evening in winter occasionally, for example, chickpea soup, sweet potato soup each with ginger, cayenne pepper and fresh turmeric and other ingredients. I like to drink ginger tea from freshly rubbed ginger with a little lemon and honey.
If I ever feel like bread or rolls, then I bake it myself. I have a grain mill and a good Kenwood kneading machine.
Health is just everything, without health everything is nothing!
It's great that you guys exist. Keep up the good work, it's worth it! The body, the mind and the soul thank you. Nutrition is and becomes more and more important.
I have the same opinion! Without health, it will be difficult, or you should take care of your health. This definitely includes a high-quality diet, which certainly includes a lot of raw food and is as free as possible from finished products. I am glad that you are doing so well and that you can maintain your body and mind with raw food.
Own cultivation – great!!! In the middle of a city like Berlin it is of course not easy – but, a start can be, e.g. sprout cultivation. It's easy and does super good.
Best regards, Carla
I know how healthy pepper is in many things and also that it improves the absorption of curcumin etc. enormously. However, I have a high pepper allergy :-(
Is there a suitable substitute for pepper that does similar things?
unfortunately I am not aware of an alternative to pepper with regard to curcumin. Leave out the pepper in any case!
Kind regards, Carla
the recipe is ok so far, but if I always add banana, it always tastes like it. However, we do not tolerate bananas, and it's hard to find a recipe without them. What other ingredients could we use alternatively? I mean, does anyone ever think about the people who can't have carbs and sweeteners? That's a real challenge...
How is it with dates, do you tolerate them?
They are expensive, but they contain quite high amounts of nutrients and don't leave such a strong taste. And there are good suppliers who get their dates from sustainable agriculture.
Otherwise, I'm afraid I wouldn't know what to use either :(
All the best!
Thank you for your feedback. For our winter smoothie, you could replace the banana with mango, for example – or simply try to drink the smoothie without the banana.
Many greetings, Carla
Your advice on this?
By the way, you guys are doing a fantastic job! Thank you!
Gerlinde from Würzburg
thank you for the nice feedback :)
Turmeric tastes quite distinctive – only tip to lift this a little, is the use of citrus fruits – or their abrasion or peel.
I agree with the feedback from Katharina below:
Your winter smoothie is a tasty cold prophylaxis for the winter.
I also like to see it as the back-up for your benchmark Ginger-shoot.
You guys are doing an impressive job!
Keep it up!
P.S.: I have ginger in daily use, whether in the blender, the salad bowl or in the pan.