Though the weather is gradually getting warmer for many people across the US, we all know too well that the flu season is still up and running in full force – and there’s never been a time more important than now to protect yourself. Along with strengthening your immune system to fight off the novel coronavirus, there is also the regular flu to be wary of – and even though spring is here, the flu season could last for another month or more.
Now is the time to boost your immune system, and give your body what it needs to fight against harmful “free radicals” that can leave you vulnerable to sickness, with this fruity Antioxidant Shake! Made with 310 Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake, unsweetened almond milk, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, spinach, and chia seeds, this protein smoothie is perfect for strengthening your body’s defenses and maintaining optimal cell health.
The superfoods in this shake all work together to give your body the upper hand in the face of flu season, while also being incredibly tasty. It’s therefore the perfect drink to enjoy right now or anytime you need an immunity booster. (Note that if you currently can’t find frozen fruits at the store, fresh berries will work in this recipe as well)!
With 20g of plant-based protein and 9g of heart healthy fats, this berry drink is packed with essential macro and micronutrients to keep you in shining health. Let’s check out some of the amazing health benefits of this shake and the importance of incorporating antioxidants into your daily diet…. And then stay tuned for the full recipe, below!
Unmatched Plant-Based Protein: 310 Vanilla Shake
The first ingredient to efficiently fuel your body and mind is 310 Vanilla Meal Replacement Shake. Not only does this well-rounded protein powder add a touch of natural, vanilla bean sweetness to the tart berries in this recipe, it also encompasses all the vital nutrients you would normally obtain from a healthy meal. Packed with plant-based proteins and vital vitamins and minerals, this creamy, versatile vanilla meal replacement shake makes this fruity smoothie taste like an addictive dessert!
Along with great taste, another key feature of the 310 Vanilla Shake is the premium plant-based proteins – making 310 shakes a tasty and easy way to incorporate more of this essential nutrient into your diet. The three major macronutrients, (protein, carbohydrates and fats), can only be obtained through what you eat, so it’s crucial to consume enough of them from quality sources, to support your muscular system, boost metabolism, and promote satiety.
Each delicious serving of 310 Shake offers 15g of plant-based protein, (from pea, brown rice, and hemp) and all of these ingredients together help suppress your appetite, build lean muscle, energize and satisfy.
Plus, since a well-balanced meal offers more health benefits than just protein, essential dietary fiber, healthy fats, and even vitamins and minerals are added to this meal replacement shake formula. While vitamins A and E promote glowing, beautiful skin, vital minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium support enhanced overall wellbeing and good bone health.
Furthermore, 310 shakes are naturally-sweetened with plant-based sugars like Stevia, so you can enjoy a dessert-like treat that’s amazing for your health, while satisfying your sugar cravings!
Superstar Immunity Boosters: Mixed Berries
Next, the berries in this recipe not only add a punch of intense fruity flavor, but also key antioxidants and immunity boosters, to support enhanced wellness and vitality. Interested to know the importance of antioxidants and why everyone is talking about them?
These nutrients can protect against damage that free radicals cause. In excess, free radicals - which are waste substances produced by cells – cause stress on bodily functions, and create an imbalance that can lead to vulnerability in the face of disease. To keep yourself balanced and well, it helps to consume antioxidant-rich food, like berries, to keep free radicals in check, and boost cell health and immunity.
In addition to being rich in antioxidants, berries offer a variety of immune-boosting vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin K1. These nutrients help promote a strong immune system and reduce inflammation, while supporting overall health.
Superior Fiber and Vitamins: Spinach & Chia Seeds
Next, a great way to incorporate veggies into your daily diet is by adding them into your protein smoothies! Because spinach is mild in flavor, you can add a big handful or two of this leafy green into your smoothies without altering the sweetness of it – instead, it brings a creamy texture to the drink. Plus, spinach is another ingredient that’s high in antioxidants, working hand-in-hand with the berries to build your defenses. Additionally, spinach is also high in insoluble fiber, which is essential for good gut and digestive health.
Although chia seeds may be tiny in size, they pack an immense amount of health rewards in every serving. Chia seeds, like spinach, are incredibly rich in fiber and and healthy fats – therefore, help promote satiety and increase feelings of fullness, so you’re less likely to reach for unhealthy snacks throughout the day.
Ready to enhance your immune system while satisfying your taste buds with this indulgent, fruity shake?! Check out the full superfood recipe, below!
The Antioxidant Shake
Prep time: 3 minutes
Blend time:1 minute
Total time: 4 minutes
- 1 scoop 310 Vanilla
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup frozen blackberries
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
- 270 calories
- 34g carbs
- 19g net carbs
- 9g fat
- 20g protein
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