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Recipe: Super Food Smoothie 

The immune system protects the body against disease and fights off infection. Specialised blood cells are the immune systems greatest weapon!

A strong immune system is key for consistent and beneficial training. While we are being told to stay at home, it’s important you keep on top of your nutrition as it will help to keep your immune system strong. A poor immune system can increase the risk of injury and reduce performance.

Lecturer in Sports Nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University, Ozcan Esen, and Sport and Exercise Nutrition BSc(Hons) students have helped put together some healthy recipes that you can try making at home!

If you do try any of these recipes, post your image on social media with the hashtag #WPNutrition.

See below for our recipe for Super Food Smoothie.

Super Food Smoothie ingredients to make four servings

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 peaches
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • Water and ice as needed

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to your blender. If using frozen fruit, add enough water to blend. If using fresh fruit, add enough water to blend as well as ice to make cold.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Garnish with additional berries.

Nutritional information

  • Calories (kcal): 126
  • Carbs (g): 11
  • Protein (g): 2
  • Fat(g): 8

This recipe is high in vitamin A, C, B, K E and minerals: iron, zinc calcium, magnesium and potassium.

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