Delicious cold and flu fighters instead of drugs

Now when it’s cold and flu season, you may want to ditch heavy chemical drugs and drink nutrient-dense beverages instead. They are packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients, rich in vitamins and probiotics, and taste great.

1. Kefir golden milk

Ingredients (2 serves):
 • 1 cup plain low-fat kefir
 • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
 • 1 tablespoon honey
 • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
 • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
 • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Turmeric is well-known for its great anti-inflammatory properties, it can help with any swollen nasal passages. Kefir is a probiotic that will help with stomach inflammation. Paired together these two ingredients make for a super healthy drink.
How to make:
Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl. Pour into cups and serve.
This drink contains: 120 calories, 2.5g fat (of which 1g saturated), 6g protein, 19g carbs, 0g fiber, 17g sugar, 5mg chol, and 135mg sodium.

Ingredients (2 serves):
 • 1 piece of peeled ginger
 • 2 cups citrus-flavored kombucha
 • 1 lime (use lime and zest)
 • 2 sprigs of mint
A bubbly fermented tea kombucha is a probiotic that can ease the impact of antibiotics on the gut. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, plus it strengthens the immunity and adds strong flavor to the drink.
How to make:
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pulse until the mix is well combined.
This drink contains: 60 calories, 0g fat (0g sat), 0g protein, 14g carbs, 0g fiber, 10g sugars, 0mg chol, and 0mg sodium.

3. Super citrus

Ingredients (2 serves):
 • 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
 • 1 medium orange, peeled
 • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
 • 2 teaspoons honey
 • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
This drink is packed with immune-boosting vitamin C from citrus fruits, which helps get over cold symptoms faster.
How to make:
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until well combined. Strain the pulp through a sieve and pour the juice into glasses.
This drink contains: 90 calories, 0g fat (0g sat), 1g protein, 23g carbs, 4g fiber, 18g sugars, 0mg chol, and 0mg sodium.


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