This lovely red and gold smoothie is a treat for the eyes, mouth, and immune system! On top of its delicious taste, each ingredient has been specifically chosen to give your immune system a much-needed boost during the winter months. Without further ado, here’s how to make our Layered Lily Immunity Smoothie!
Ingredients for Added Immune Support
We’re starting things off with key ingredients that are jam-packed with Vitamin C: beets, mango, lemon juice, orange juice, pomegranate juice. As Vitamin C is crucial for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues, it’s important to get your proper fix.
Also included, blood oranges and raspberries contain flavonoids and phenolic compounds that have an antioxidant effect that helps neutralise changes in cells.
Now, to spice things up. Ginger is a well-known source for anti-bacterial properties, anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects that help support the body, while turmeric is a natural way to help bolster the immune system.
Cayenne pepper usually provides a kick, but peppers also activate your circulatory system, which helps the body stay healthy by increasing the blood flow and speed of immune cells.
Last but not least, Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice adds clinically-proven benefits to your immune health. Our aloe can not only help increase white blood cells, but it also assists with maintaining good digestion, increasing nutrient absorption and antioxidant support, all of which are essential to a healthy immune system. It is the ideal addition to any immune-boosting smoothie!
- 1 Lemon (Juiced)
- 1 Red Beet (Chopped)
- 1 Blood Orange (Peeled)
- 1 Cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1 Cup Frozen Mango Chunks
- 3/4 Cup Orange Juice
- 1/2 Cup Pomegranate Juice
- 2 Teaspoons Grated Ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric
- 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
- 2 oz of Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice
How to Prepare Your Immune-Boosting Smoothie
For the first layer, bring out your blender and smoothly blend the mango, lemon juice, turmeric, cayenne, ginger, and orange juice together. Place into a glass.
Wash out your blender so you have a fresh slate for the next set of ingredients. Blend the beets, raspberries, orange, and pomegranate juice until smooth and creamy. You can add more pomegranate juice to create a consistency that you enjoy.
Now, pour your second smoothie on top of the first smoothie already in a glass. You can stir lightly to swirl the two smoothies together.
Why Add Aloe to My Smoothie?
Aloe should be your go-to ingredient for smoothies because its natural benefits can be a big help to your daily health! Just add 2oz of our aloe juice into whatever smoothie you are drinking to support your immune system and help reduce toxins, enhance antioxidants, and increase your nutrient absorption.
Where to Find Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice
There are plenty of options to choose from when sourcing your very own Lily of the Desert aloe juice. If you prefer to go to the store, our products are sold around the nation at 99% of health food stores and major grocers. You can use our Store Locator to find the closest location to you. Want to shop online? You can find our aloe juice on Amazon, Vitacost, Pharmaca and many more.
We are so excited for you to try this delicious and beneficial smoothie! Tag us in your recipe photos so we can see your wonderful creations. As always, message us on the Lily of the Desert Facebook or the Lily of the Desert Instagram with any questions or comments.