Immune Boosting Smoothie


  • 50g Apricots

  • Half an Avocado

  • 20g Almonds

  • 50g Berries

  • Handful of Kale

  • 20g Brazil nuts

  • 30g Watermelon

  • 20g Walnuts

  • 10g Pumpkin seeds

  • 40g Banana

  • Coconut water


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.

Ingredient Benefit
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.