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Immune Boosting Smoothies

Fight the winter cold and germs with supplements to make some delicious kid-friendly immune boosting smoothies.

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I can tell winter is here not because it’s cold outside, remember I’m in Southern California. It’s beautiful out there! I can tell it’s winter by the number of colds my family has suffered from. Since Christmas, my family of five has manage to pass colds on to each other back and forth for probably 4 out of 5 weeks.

We got our flu shots, we eat our fruits and vegetables, we wash our hands, I cook nutritious meals, so what’s going on?

Immune Boosting Smoothie by FamilySpice.com

And when one kid gets sick, it’s like a pathetic game of dominos. Last week my little princess woke up Tuesday morning with that croupy cough. By Friday, middle-child was sick. Of course. Saturday afternoon, I got sick. The professor got it on Sunday. Only the hubby was healthy. Well yeah, he goes to work everyday.

Immune Boosting Smoothie by FamilySpice.com

The last time my family had a bad winter, we consulted with a holistic practitioner. I was quickly educated on the best way to boost my family’s immune system using the right fruits and vegetables and various other supplements that were easy to find.

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Although my stomach couldn’t handle to many vitamins and pills she prescribed for me, I found smoothies to work for me and the kids to get that extra boost we needed to have a healthy winter.

The great thing about smoothies is that it isn’t rocket science. You can add the fruits that are in season and you can easily adjust any basic recipe to your family’s taste buds.

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After reading up on the benefits of flax seed, goji berries, royal jelly, bee pollen and colloidial silver, I came up with this Immune Boosting Smoothie that my kids love to drink up. And during the warmer months, you can freeze your smoothie for some nutritious popsicles for the kiddos to enjoy.

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My advice to you is to do your own research and experimenting. Visit your local health food store and see what they have in stock. Some of these items can be pricey, so shop around to get the most bang for your buck. You can also take advantage of shopping on the internet if you can’t find these items locally.

Immune-Boosting Smoothie


Laura Bashar

Smoothies are a great way to sneak in nutrition into your diet. This is easy to do with delicious fruits that are high in anti-oxidants and fiber. If you have picky eaters, start your day off with this supplement-packed very berry smoothie. This is great for breakfast or to help give you energy during the afternoon duldroms. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 2 TBS protein powder
  • 4 tsp wheat bran
  • 4 tsp flax meal
  • 1 TBS vitamin-mineral powder, any flavor
  • 1 tsp bee pollen
  • 1 tsp royal jelly
  • 2 cup milk, *
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 mango, peeled & seeded
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen


  1. Add in a blender:
    • 2 TBS protein powder
    • 4 tsp wheat bran
    • 4 tsp flax meal
    • 1 TBS vitamin-mineral powder , any flavor
    • 1 tsp bee pollen
    • 1 tsp royal jelly
    • 2 cup milk , *
    • 1 banana , peeled
    • 1 mango , peeled & seeded
    • 1/2 cup strawberries , fresh or frozen
    • 1/4 cup blackberries , fresh or frozen
    • 1/4 cup raspberries , fresh or frozen
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Divide evenly into 5 cups and serve.


Serving Suggestions: By using some frozen fruits, you don't have to add ice to thicken your smoothie.

Cooking Tips: If you do have some smoothie left over, make smoothie pops! Pour into small 3-5 oz. paper cups, stick a popsicle stick in it and freeze! Popsicles will be ready in 4-6 hours. If you're not going to eat them within 24 hours, put popsicles in a plastic freezer bag. You can also do this with leftover pudding, too * You can substitute milk for yogurt.

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Yield: Serves 5