This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jewel-Osco.
My kid touches everything.
When I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING. It’s part of who he is and his tactile seeking nature.
As he walks down the hall, he scrapes his hands along the wall.
As he passes a shelf in the grocery store, he runs his fingers through the bags and packages.
As he sits and reads his books, he rubs the bottom of his shoes with his bare hands.
And this is just the start of it.
Due to my son’s need to touch and feel everything in life and THEN put his fingers in his mouth, we are on constant germ-fighting duty in our house.
Runny noses wiped on sleeves. Uncovered coughs. Sneezes that spray across the room.
As the leaves turn and the weather gets colder, the germs are ready to ravage houses across the world, but in my house in particular, they get invited in and spread like wild-fire.
So I will do practically anything to boost our family’s immunities and keep the germs at bay.
We wash our hands a thousand times a day.
But there is also another way we prevent the germs from invading our home.
I’ve teamed up with Jewel-Osco, their exclusive line of Signature Care™ products and their O Organics® brand to create four simple smoothie recipes that our whole family loves…and these recipes are not only delicious, but they will also boost everyone’s immune systems with essential antioxidants and vitamins.
I know what you are thinking? My kid takes all my time.
How in the world am I supposed to make these “fancy smoothies”?
Believe me. I get it.
I don’t always have the time or the energy to run out to the store or make something “fancy” either.
Four Super Simple Sick-Day Smoothies You Can Make Today
That’s why I love these recipes. I can literally take any of the ingredients and mix and match them depending on what I have on hand in my kitchen.
I just throw them all together in a blender and serve them up to my kiddos for breakfast, a quick snack, or dessert. The best part… I know that I am combatting all those sicky germs during the cold and flu season by boosting my kids immune systems.
1. Red Antiviral, Antibacterial Smoothie:
(And with the banana’s tryptophan nutrients, it’s the perfect snack before bedtime or naptime!)
What You Need to Make an Antibacterial Smoothie:
½ cup of raspberries (helps expel mucus, phlegm and toxins!)
7 strawberries (antiviral and antibacterial)
½ of a banana (natural antibiotic and helps promote sleep)
½ cup O Organics Apple Juice (great for gut health and removes toxins)
Dump it in a blender until it’s smooth and serve it up!
My kids love how sweet this one is. They don’t even realize they’re getting an immunity boost at the same time!
2. Orange Cleansing Vitamin C Boost Smoothie:
What you need to make a Cleansing Vitamin C Smoothie:
1 whole orange (cleanses and it’s an antiseptic)
1 whole mango (high in beta carotene and Vitamin C, protects against infection)
Tablespoon of chia seeds (Omega 3’s and antioxidants and it’s a superfood!)
½ cup of orange juice (improves the health of mucus membranes in the nose and throat)
Throw it in a blender and start it up!
Getting more Vitamin C and fiber into my kids’ bodies is so easy with this smoothie!
3. Green Toxin Removing Smoothie:
What you need to make a Toxin Removing Smoothie:
1 whole kiwi (stimulates immune cells to fight infections)
1 whole green apple (removes toxins, great for gut bacteria)
½ of an avocado (Vitamin A, B3, B5, K and E plus iron, copper, potassium and phosphorus)
½ cup O Organics almond milk (zinc which helps fight viruses and Vitamin E protects from toxins)
Shove it in a blender and let it rip!
Green fruits and veggies can sometimes be intimidating for my kids to try…but not with this delicious smoothie!
4. Blue Antioxidant Smoothie:
Here’s what you need to make an Antioxidant Smoothie:
½ cup frozen O Organics mixed berries (antioxidants, antiviral and antibacterial)
¼ cup kale (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory)
½ of a banana (antifungal and antibiotic)
½ cup water
Pop it all in the blender and hit the button.
Sneak in some kale with these super sweet berries and they’ll never know they’re trying a new, super healthy food!
These smoothies will make it a much healthier cold and flu season for your family.
But when my kids get sick–and it’s bound to happen– we like to use a brand we trust to help end the cold or flu that much sooner.
We love these honey lemon Signature Care™ Brand cough drops, available exclusively in the Chicagoland area at Jewel-Osco.
They’re great for when we can’t hand our kids one of these smoothies.
The Signature Care line is exclusive to Jewel-Osco and the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Carrs/Safeway. These products are tested and include the same active ingredients as the national name brands, and are just as effective at a more affordable price. They even come with a 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed or your money back promise.
Jewel Osco makes it easy to help keep your family healthier with their Signature Care and O Organics® Line. W While you’re out grocery shopping picking up your O Organics ingredients for your smoothies, make sure you head to the pharmacy section to stock up on the Signature Care products that you will need during this cough and cold season:
- Signature Care Cold & Flu Liquid Daytime and Nighttime
- Signature Care Cold Medicine Nighttime Cherry
- Signature Care Nasal Decongestant Tablets
- Signature Care Cold/Flu Softgels Day/Night Combo Pack
- Signature Care Cold/Flu Relief Softgels Daytime
Now the only question is, which color smoothie are you going to make your family first?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jewel Osco.