Sick? Try the Coldbuster smoothie

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Lindsay Weiss

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Oh mah gah. Everywhere we turn there our sick people. Our friends are sick. Our neighbors are sick. Our relatives are sick. Germs are having a freakin’ Mardi Gras everywhere and peeps are dropping like flies in fever and/or vomiting-induced quarantine. Influenza is at a record high in the Midwest, and norovirus is a little bonus that’s spreading like wildfire.

We are doing everything we can to stay away from this crap. For us, that means vitamins and extra zinc every day, hand-washing like fiends and extra doses of Vitamin C-rich foods. This smoothie is a perfectly delicious way to accomplish that, and it’s so pretty to boot. It’s carrots that give it the vibrant orange color, but bananas, mangoes and pineapple give it the best tropical flavor.

Mix this puppy up for breakfast or snack ASAP!

Looking for more Sweets and Eats for the Whole Family? Find Lindsay at Sugar Mama.

Coldbuster Smoothies
You gotta blend this puppy for a LONG TIME to get those carrots smooth. My kids DO NOT like this with gloppy carrot texture, so we’re talkin’ a good 3-4 minutes in the blender. In addition, I’d chop those carrots pretty small. It makes it so much easier to blend. Also, one of my kids insists he add vanilla yogurt to this. It tastes great but dulls the orange color…you decide.

1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 ripe banana
1 cup water

Blend all ingredients until smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Enjoy!

Makes 1 serving.

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