By Shalini Kolluri
Boost your immune system during the winter. If you are currently battling a running nose and a sore throat, it is time to take foods that combat those nasty bugs! Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that reboots the immune system and if taken every other day, it can prove to be really useful in keeping you up and going.
Here are a few foods that are are awesome during winter:-
Broccoli – exceptionally high in antioxidants.
Carrots – full of the antioxidant beta carotene.
Berries – packed with antioxidants but few calories.
Green tea – powerful antioxidant.
Oranges – just one contains your entire daily requirement of vitamin C.
Red capsicum – massive hit of vitamin C
This smoothie recipe is a vegan breakfast smoothie containing strawberries, mango and orange.
1 cup soy milk / 2% milk
1 ripe banana, sliced
1/4 cup mango slices
1/4 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed)
1/2 cup strawberries (you could use frozen fruit medley for more authentic taste)
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger or a a pinch of grated ginger ( optional)
1 table spoon honey (optional)
Combine milk, banana, fruit, honey and powdered ginger in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.