I was looking through the web for ideas for home remedy’s for this cold and flu season and this one looked intriguing. It has all kind of ingredients that are auto-immune boosters and it is very unique.
My handsome hubby does not care for most smoothies. He happened to come down with the flu so I decided to try this one out on him. He actually liked it! It is kind of thick, so it can be eaten with a spoon, or use a thick straw. The cold soothes your throat going down and it is one we will make again when the flu swings by our place – but hopefully not too soon:)
1 large ripe banana, peeled sliced and frozen*
1/2 small avocado, flesh scooped out, cut up and frozen*
3 Clementines, peeled, broken into segments and frozen*
2-3 pitted dates
1/2 cup coconut milk – stirred**
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1-2 tsp. lemon juice
Prepare the fruit and place on parchment lined cookie sheet and freeze before making the smoothie*. This can be done ahead of time so it is ready whenever you want to make one.You can also pour the coconut milk into the frozen fruit.
You can get approximately 4 servings out of a 19 oz. can of coconut milk.Stir the coconut milk well before using**When ready to make the smoothie, in a blender add in the frozen fruit, dates, coconut milk (unless already frozen with the fruit), almond milk, almond extract and lemon juice.Blend until smooth.
Serve. It will be a thick mixture.
I am not a doctor, nor trained in any way medically, nor claim to be. Please see your physician with any questions about these products, recipes or ingredients and use at your own discretion and responsibility. I waive all responsibility medically or any otherwise.