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Sick? Sip on This Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie

You know when you have that tickle in the back of your throat? Or you suddenly feel extra tired and just not like yourself? Or when, out of nowhere, you have drainage?
All signs that a cold is coming. Or has come. Which is totally no fun.
So if you feel like this:

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Let us introduce you to this:
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This Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie from Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner of Simple Green Smoothies may not be the cure for the common cold, but it may be just the blast of nutrition you need to help kick it quicker. Featuring cabbage, oranges and beets — the latter of which are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system — this recovery smoothie also gets a special nutritional boost from flaxseed oil, which has both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Did you know that having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health? True story, folks!
This Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie recipe comes straight from their new book: Simple Green Smoothies.

Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 2
 
Catch a cold? Try this green smoothie to help nurse yourself back to health! Beets are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system. Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups green cabbage
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1⁄4 cup peeled and cubed raw golden beet
  • Juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
Instructions
  1. Blend the cabbage, water, and oranges until smooth.
  2. Add the pineapple, beet, lemon juice, and flaxseed oil and blend again.
Notes
Reprinted from Simple Green Smoothies by Jen Hansard & Jadah Sellner. Copyright (c) 2015 by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner. By permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold.

What foods do you love when you have a cold? Soup is obviously always a great choice, but smoothies like this one really feel good on the throat I’ve found. —Jenn

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