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Time to Boost With Leona Buys

Boost your body before winter hits with these great recipes from Bloemfontein foodie, Leona Buys.

Berry Boost (N)ice Cream

Blueberries are immune-boosting superfoods. They contain flavonoids—a type of antioxidant that can help reduce damage to cells and boost your immune system. They also
provide plenty of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, dietary fibre and manganese.

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(Makes 2-3 servings)

You will need

– 2x frozen bananas
– 1 cup frozen blueberries (or mixed berries if you prefer)
– 1 cup water


Add all the ingredients to blender. Blend together, scraping sides occasionally, until icy, creamy texture is achieved. Serve and enjoy.


Immunity Shot

Drink first thing in the morning to give your system a wake up. The apple cider vinegar (ACV) shouldn’t be overdone, a little goes a long way. This ingredient is good for your tummy and is antimicrobial. It is said to aid in weight loss, AND reduce blood sugar levels,
so take with caution if you are diabetic. Ginger is anti-inflammatory and a good antioxidant. Lemon is loaded with vitamin C and a natural alkalizing agent. Spirulina is a powerful antioxidant and high in many nutrients.

You will need

– ½ tsp turmeric powder
– Dash of black pepper (increases turmeric
– 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
– 1 tsp green powder (spirulina)
– ½ tsp fresh grated ginger
– 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
– 1 cup water


Add to blender and blitz for 30 seconds. Pour into shot glasses to be refrigerated.



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