Nutrition for Women

Healthy Flu-Fighting Blueberry Shake

Fit this shake into your day to ward off the flu and boost your immune system.

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Boost your immune system to help ward off the flu with this antioxidant– and vitamin-rich shake. Honey has anti-viral compounds, and mangoes are a real boon to your immunity as they’re one of the few fruits that boast the healthy vitamin cocktail of A, C and E. Blueberries are loaded with disease-destroying antioxidants plus anti-inflammatory agents.

Training and a busy lifestyle can compromise immune function. Whey protein helps prevent disease by increasing production of glutathione, which is the essential fuel of your immune system.


Healthy Flu-Fighter Shake Recipe

Ready in: 10 minutes

Makes: 1 serving


  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup frozen mango pieces
  • ¼ cup frozen cherries
  • ½ cup sugar-free and fat-free vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp. flaxseed oil


  1. Place first 5 ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Add protein powder and 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if needed to thin out the consistency.

3. Add flaxseed oil and blend on low to gently combine.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 317, Total Fats: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 2 mg, Sodium: 122 mg, Total Carbohydrates: 33 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 29 g, Protein: 32 g, Iron: <0.5 mg