Onion, Carrot and Broccoli Smoothie

Perfect for dealing with a cold

This smoothie is NOT for the faint hearted!! A lot of us have suffered as we welcomed in 2015, with a horrible cold that lingered and lingered. It’s also not helped by central heating and the changes in hot and cold temperatures. Causing and producing a lot of Catarrh….sorry I had to mention that word, but it’s true, I speak from experience. Which is why I had to dust of my recipe book and make this smoothie and share it. With three simple ingredients you’re likely to have and of course with a Nutribullet it just takes minutes.

Here’s why this is a good one for those of you with the “Lurgy”, it’s all about the onions!!

 

Carrot, Broccoli and Onion Smoothie

The phytochemicals in onions improve the working of Vitamin C in the body, thus gifting you with improved immunity. An absolute must at this time of year.

For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation and heal infections.

Everyone knows about raw Garlic and it’s ability to help fight a cold? Like Garlic, Onion is part of the Lily family, but is given less credit for its medicinal properties. It has to be raw though. The reason that the onion is so much more active in its raw state than when cooked, is that it contains a variety of organic sulphur compounds, contained in a volatile oil, that provide the health benefits. These are partly destroyed by heat. So a Smoothie is a perfect way of consuming the onion. However when eaten raw, its juice can act as an irritant and some people may find it difficult to digest. So proceed with warning!

Ingredients

  • 2   Medium Carrots

  • ½ Medium Onion

  • 4   Broccoli Florets

Method

Peel Onion and dice, do the same with the carrots. Chop the Broccoli florets into small pieces.

For a Nutriblast simply add water to the max line and blitz .You might need to stop and shake then continue.

For those of you using a blender, again add desired amount of water and blend until smooth.

 It doesn’t have the greatest of flavour. But I will say it certainly does the job!

NB: If symptoms persist seek professional advice.