Feeling a bit run down? A bit snotty perhaps? I’ve got the perfect thing for you. Now before you go straight to the ingredients list and how to make it, listen up; it’s weird. But don’t judge it because of that!
I’ve made some strange concoctions in my time (most of which get trialled by my poor fiance) and I’ll admit, this is one of the strangest, but it tastes good and it’ll totally shoo away that cold. I should know – it’s what I turn to whenever I start feeling a little rubbish. I hate feeling lethargic, especially when you’ve got that type of illness that’s not really a full blown ‘you get to stay on the sofa all day and watch shit TV’ type of illness but one that saps at your energy, slowly but surely, leaving you ready for bed before the all the good stuff comes on TV.
This is packed with good fats, vitamin c, anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants and yes, it does contain garlic. GARLIC IN A SMOOTHIE?! It was something my boyfriend had a hard time getting over too so I had to sneak it in. But apparently it was better than the time I sneaked spirulina in…
Luckily, the ginger, lemon and turmeric help hide the garlic taste although I wouldn’t recommend this if you’ve got a date lined up straight after drinking.
And the benefits definitely out-weigh the negatives, especially if you’re trying to shake that stubborn cold. For example, garlic has numerous health benefits, but most importantly for this recipe, it helps boost the immune system – perfect! So whatever you’re thinking, give this a go before you diss it. The coconut water is also
- 1/2 avocado (peeled and de-stoned)
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 inch peeled fresh turmeric or 1 tsp powder
- 1 inch ginger (peeled)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1-2 cups Zico coconut water
- Add all solid ingredients into your blender and top up with coconut water.
- Blend well and serve immediately.
- The more liquid you add, the more runny your smoothie will be so keep that in mind! I personally like mine fairly thick but not so much it’s undrinkable.
I’m a Zico Ambassador (so much fun!) and this is a sponsored post. Whilst I’m getting paid for this post, I absolutely love coconut water and experimenting with healthy recipes.