Fresh Carrot Ginger Smoothie + Cough Soothing Tips

carrot ginger smoothie

A couple weeks ago I had a cough that seemed to last forever. I had an irritated throat long before and after it had run its course on other family members. Part of it may have been that I was pregnant and probably not eating as well as I should. It’s just so hard to get down all those good veggies and vitamins in sometimes. That’s why I’m a huge fan of smoothies! And this recipe I found is killer. It’s packed full of immune boosting ingredients including fresh carrot juice and ginger.  The result is a beautiful orange color with a delicious combination of healthy flavors.

carrot ginger smoothie

We’ve partnered with Zarbees and their 99% Honey Cough Soothers for this post.  Keep reading for the recipe and a few other tips to soothe that irritated throat from members of our Say Yes team…

You can find the full recipe here, but first here’s a review of all the goodness in these ingredients: bananas packed with potassium and digestive help, pineapple with a truck load of vitamin-C and antioxidants, tumeric for anti-inflammatory benefits and rich in antioxidants, lemon for a boost of vitamin-C and a natural antibiotic, fresh carrot juice with vitamin-A and a free radical fighter.

carrot ginger smoothie

Step 1 is making the fresh carrot juice which you don’t need a juicer for! Simply add 2 cups of carrots and 1 cup of water to a blender. Then strain out the pulp with a thin cloth or small strainer as we used above.

carrot ginger smoothie

Step 2 is throwing in the other ingredients into the blender: 1 banana, 1 cup of fresh pineapple, 1 T of ginger, 1/2 tsp of tumeric, 1/2 cup of the prepared fresh carrot juice, 1/2 a lemon, 1/2 cup of almond milk.

Blend and serve immediately. Serves 2.

Here are a few more ideas from members of our Say Yes team. Any cough soothing tips you’ve got? 

1. Elevate yourself when you sleep. Add a few extra pillows and try to sleep a little more elevated to help everything drain.

2. A vapor rub down. Rub vapor rub on your chest as well as on your feet. Cover your feet with socks to help the vapor soak in all night/day

3. Humidifier. Put one in the room where you are sleeping. I also like to take a hot steamy shower in the morning or at night to help clear everything out.

4. Stay hydrated!

5. Cough soothers. Zarbees and their 99% Honey Cough Soothers natural mint flavor combined with the honey is perfect combination for soothing relief.
carrot ginger smoothie

Thanks to Zarbees and their 99% Honey Cough Soothers for sponsoring this post. They’re the soothing cough relief in a cute honeycomb packaging available at CVS and in the immune section at your local Target. 

Comments

beautiful photos and great recipe! we love smoothies at our house. great way to pack in those nutrients

this looks delicious! will have to try. when i have a cough I always love a vapor rub too. does the trick!

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