It’s nearing that time of year again. Cold and Flu Season is the perfect time to jump-start your immune system and keep your body balanced so you don’t get yourself and your family sick. Time to turn to a Citrus Berry Smoothie. This Blendtec recipe uses the cleansing, anti-bacterial properties of pineapples to increase your natural defences against germs. The vibrant tropical fruit contains bromelain, a powerful compound found deep in it’s lush fibres. This compound staves off infection by reducing inflammation within the body. But it doesn’t just stop at the common cold. When bromelain is coupled with the antioxidants found in pineapples, it quickly goes to work preventing bigger issues like cell damage, asthma attacks, osteoarthritis and even colon cancer. Adding agave nectar into this blend makes it sweet, and can also help flush away bacteria and toxins throughout your system that are threatening your immunity. Agave protects wounds from becoming infected and is highly antimicrobial. To make your own cold and flu preventing Citrus Berry Smoothie, add these lush ingredients into your Blendtec. 12 fl oz orange juice 1 banana 1⁄4 cup plain yogurt 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks 2 cups frozen strawberries 1 tbsp agave nectar, optional 2 cup ice cubes Select ‘Smoothie’ or simply blend until smooth (for about 1 minute). Give this immunity-booster a try and tell us what you think! Share your own favourite recipes with us!