immune-boosting smoothie

Immune-Boosting Smoothie: Apple Sour

Posted: 4th May 2020 by Emma Wall

The immune-boosting smoothie recipe with superhero powers

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away right? Well the immune-boosting kick from Vitamin C rich Kiwis and lemon, along with the addition of matcha powder and ginger, gives this immunity smoothie superhero powers on the pathogen fighting front. Not to mention it masks the somewhat challenging taste of the Japanese superfood that is matcha.

The combination of pro and prebiotics in this recipe from the kefir and apple helps to cultivate a healthy gut flora. This assists us in the proper digestion of the food we eat and in detoxifying that which needs breaking down. A strong microbiome also creates its own supply of gut initiated vitamins to support our immunity.

Probiotics, prebiotics, antioxidants and vitamin C

Probiotics repopulate the gut microbiome with good bacteria, whilst prebiotics act as a form of food for the good bacteria we’ve just put back in. These important dietary components mutually support our gut health, helping to reinforce a healthy immune system. This matcha smoothie recipe swings a potent punch not only on gut supporting ingredients but also on the antioxidant and vitamin C front. This makes it an immune-boosting superhero that could be compared to an apple a day on steroids! The addition of the superfood ginger to the smoothie recipe continues to kick the ball out the park for immunity strengthening.

If you’re a fan of those tangy sour apple sweets, then this green smoothie recipe will be a hit with you. Remember that matcha is a mild stimulant like tea of coffee, so this immune-boosting smoothie recipe is probably best consumed in the first half of the day. The perfect way to wake up your immune system and a sluggish digestive system and get you powered up for the day ahead.

Try more easy immune-boosting smoothie recipes here.

Apple Sour Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 x apple
  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 2 x kiwis
  • 300 ml kefir
  • 100 ml of alternative milk of choice
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 x teaspoon honey
  • A 1/2  thumb of ginger


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