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Winter Smoothie for Staying Healthy with a Pinch of Cayenne

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Winter is almost officially here (Dec. 21) and the cold and flu season is rapidly approaching. And while we love winter smoothies that give you wonderful aromas and great flavors reminding you of nostalgic tastes such as the Merry Christmas Smoothie, Santa’s Smoothie and the Eggnog Smoothie, we felt a more healthful choice was better so you can avoid the colds that winter weather can bring.

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This green and healthy smoothie is packed with antioxidants and vitamins to keep you strong and well this winter. With spinach, blueberries, avocado and a bit of cayenne you know the smoothie packs a whallop of good health and good feelings. So save the eggnog smoothie for tomorrow and treat your body to a smoothie that will help you stay well. Don’t skip the cayenne powder! Here are just a few reasons it is good for you: Cayene has the following benefits: Anti-Cold and Flu Agent,  Anti-Fungal Properties, Anti-Allergen, Detox Support, Joint-Pain Reliever, Possible Anti-Cancer Agent, Supports Weight Loss and Promotes Heart-Health. Click here to read 17 reasons cayenne should be part of your diet. Here are other smoothies with cayenne.

Winter Smoothie for Good Health Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 small frozen banana
  • 1 handful baby spinach (or kale)
  • 2 cups  water
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • Pinch of cayenne

Nutrition Grade: A

Nutritional Facts Per Serving (2 Servings):

  • Calories: 188
  • Fat: 10.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.2
  • Fiber: 6.3g
  • Sugars: 16.2g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Vitamin A: 34%
  • Vitamin C: 26%
  • Calcium: 4%
  • Iron: 8%

Nutritional Analysis:

  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C