Its cold season again and we are doing everything in our power to make sure that you get the immune system boost that you need before you come in contact with germs.

Much of that immune boosting comes from paying attention to what is happening in the gut. A majority of the immune system lies within the gut so making sure that your gut is healthy is actually the first step to making sure that your immune system is on the up and up.

Making sure that you have a healthy amount of good bacteria in your gut will keep you healthy and strong but you also want to make sure that you are repairing any damage that has happened to the lining of you intestines (where the majority of your nutrients are absorbed) so that toxins cannot slip out into your blood stream. This is known as leaky gut and it is not your friend.

One of the ways to repair the lining of the intestines is by consuming collagen. This is a protein that our body can make on its own but as we age we begin to produce less and less. A lack of collagen is also what’s responsible for loose, saggy skin, fine lines, wrinkles and dry patches on the skin as we age.

You can get collagen in something like bone broth (Try our amazing Bone Broth Recipe) or in supplement form. It doesn’t taste like anything an can be added to just about anything, including a smoothie. Along with gold old vitamin C and the antioxidants found in berries this smoothie not only tastes great but it packs a powerful cold busting punch. Here’s the recipe.

Banana Orange Berry Coldbuster Smoothie

1/2 banana

1/3 c frozen or fresh blueberries

4 oz orange juice

1 tbsp collagen powder

1/2 c spinach (or any green leafy veggies)

5-6 ice cubes

Instructions

Add everything to a blender and give it a whirl. Enjoy immediately.

Don’t have time to make a smoothie in the morning? Check out our Smoothie Pack. We do all the chopping and measuring so you can pop everything in the blender and head out the door.