The following recipe and photography was provided courtesy of Heinen’s Club Fx Recipe Developer and Food Photographer, Allianna Moximchalk from Allianna’s Kitchen.
Start your day with a smoothie that will satisfy your taste buds and kick your immune system into high gear!
What makes this smoothie an immunity must-have? It’s all in the fresh produce, specifically apples and celery! The skin of an apple actually contains a pigmented phytochemical called quercetin, which is best known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, so it’s important to leave the skins on the apples when making this recipe!
As for the celery, this crunchy green veggie contains plant compounds with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties, which perfectly compliments all the goodness of the apples.
These two key ingredients could surely be turned into a delicious juice, but who has time to stand at the juicer every morning?
I knew there had to be a faster way to reap the nutritional benefits of this fresh produce, so I opted for a thick and creamy smoothie with fresh ginger, nut milk and dairy-free yogurt.
It’s safe to say that this plant-based smoothie will have you sipping your way to better immune health!
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- 2 green apples, sliced with the skin on for added nutrients
- 2 stick celery, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
- 1 cup unsweetened dairy free nut milk
- 2 cups unsweetened dairy free yogurt
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.