Half an Avocado
Handful of Kale
20g Brazil nuts
10g Pumpkin seeds
Add all of the ingredients to your mixer, top up with coconut water and blend.
If you’re feeling run down or are concerned about your immune system then it’s a good idea to avoid soya and grains. Too many grains, such as rice and quinoa, can be harmful because they contain phytates, which bind on to essential nutrients such as zinc and manganese and prevent their absorption. These nutrients are needed to produce powerful antioxidants.
|Apricots||contain Vitamin A, which is needed for anti-body production and cell replication so cells divide normally.|
|Avocado||contains B6, which supports B and T cells (immune cells), plus essential fatty acids.|
|Almonds||these contain vitamin E, which is needed for T cell communication (immune cells).|
|Berries & kale||contain vitamin C, which increases antibody production and is also a powerful antioxidant.|
|Brazil nuts||contain selenium, which is involved in the action of natural killer cells and T cells and also in antibody production.|
|Watermelon||contains carotenoids, which convert into Vitamin A and stimulate natural killer cell production. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.|
|Walnuts, pumpkin seeds & almonds||contain essential fatty acids. Notably omega 6, which helps red blood cells to keep their shape.|
|Banana||contains prebiotics, which stimulate immune response in the GI tract and help to reduce the vitamin C required for blood clotting.|
|Coconut water||contains bioactive enzymes that aid digestion, is full of potassium and is also good for a bit of extra flavour.|