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Delicious Fig Banana Smoothie to Boost Your Immunity This Fall
The fall is usually the time when we start preparing for the winter both mentally and physically. As the temperatures naturally drop, we can feel how our bodies become more sensitive to the changing weather and sadly, they usually are more susceptible to potential bacterial or viral infections.
This is due to the stress our organisms experience as a result of the temperature changes, the fewer hours of sunlight and subsequently – less vitamin D synthesized (this vitamin is essential to our strong immune system), and last but not least – we tend to stay much longer indoors with the AC running and circulating the bacteria and viruses present in our air.
That is why preparing for the changing seasons with natural supplements, healthy diet and nutrition is highly recommended. And one of the easy ways we can achieve that is by taking some natural whole foods and organic supplements that help our bodies adjust to these changes, called adaptogens.
I have a whole article dedicated to them you can read below:
Plus, I have an awesome collection with adaptogenic herb recipes you can use every time you need some extra boost:
And to help you out in this process even further, I am going to make a suggestion for a very yummy autumn banana fig smoothie recipe containing powerful immune-boosting autumn harvest foods, such as grapes (preferably seedless) and figs!
The grapes are a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and healthy carbohydrates that nourish the body in a balanced way during the fall. And figs are perfect providers of fiber that stimulate and nourish the intestines, and help you poop (yup, that’s important because over 805 of our immunity is located in the guts!). That is why this is a perfect fig smoothie for constipation!
I have also used a banana which is (as we all know) the best fruit source of Potassium – an indispensable nutrient for our nervous system, the cardio-vascular system, and the muscle and bone support. So, we can safely say that this gooey beverage is ideal as a post workout smoothie recipe for weight loss.
But, since I mentioned weight loss, you must take into consideration the calories and the sugar contents of this bee pollen smoothie – one cup (approx. 250 ml) contain 168 kcal and 28.8 grams of sugar. This is mainly due to the grapes, so if you wish to make this beverage a bit more diet friendly, you can skip the grapes. Besides, finding seedless grapes is a bit of a hassle, and no one likes large hard seeds in their smoothie, am I right?! So, no worries, you can tweak this recipe as much as you like, and pick and choose your favorite fruits, veggies, fiber sources (such as Psyllium husk and desiccated coconut), protein powders, collagen, etc. to suit your needs and preferences!
But, if you still wish this fig banana smoothie to be a gentle immune booster, I would strongly recommend you keep one of the main ingredients – the mighty adaptogen bee pollen!
As I have already mentioned, during this time of the year it is of upmost importance to start taking care of our natural defense system so we can prepare ourselves for the upcoming cold seasons and ensure fewer (if not none) colds and flu infections! Sounds good, right?
And today’s easy fig smoothie recipe aspires to do just that – add a little bit of one of the most powerful adaptogens known to man so that we can enjoy the fall to the fullest – bee pollen.
This is one of the best natural supplements you can include in almost every diet plan! Since there is a lot of info about bee pollen’s extraordinary powers, you can read an entire blog post I dedicated to this awesome substance!
Just remember that this is a bee product, so in case of a potential allergy, you may need to skip this recipe or substitute bee pollen with another suitable adaptogen – you can see my suggestions in the previous article!
Also, take the bee pollen supplement (or this easy fig smoothie) daily for about a month and then, you can take a break for a while before repeating (if you need to)!
With that being said, let’s see how to prepare this delicious fig banana smoothie! It’s ridiculously easy!
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Until next time!
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