Cold Buster Green Smoothie


Cold Buster Green Smoothie | Cooking Classy

January is all about smoothies right? Maybe come February I might get bored of them but for now I’m still making them every day. Smoothies are the best way for me to get my kids to eat plenty of fruits and veggies in one sitting, and myself too of course. This one is a immune boosting smoothie that is packed with healthy ingredients to help fight off a cold. Surprisingly I haven’t gotten a cold yet this winter (fingers crossed I don’t) but if I do I’ll definitely be turning to this. Smoothies are soothing to a sore throat, plus there’s just not a lot of food that sounds great when you’ve got a cold other than something sip-able like cold or warm drinks and soups.

If you currently have a cold (I’m sorry, I hate being sick! Get well soon!) here are some home remedies you may want to try to help ease your discomfort and hopefully help speed up recovery. Also, I definitely recommend making some Slow Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup or some of this Cold Buster Chicken and Pasta Soup because chicken noodle soup in general is said to help cure a cold. And of course even if you don’t currently have a cold you should still try this smoothie. It’s healthy and delicious and it’s packed with good for you, immunity boosting ingredients like kale, fruit and kefir. Now break out your blender and get making smoothies!

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Cold Buster Green Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings

Cold Buster Green Smoothie


  • 1 cup plain Kefir
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup packed baby kale (30g)
  • 1 1/2 cups (slightly heaping) frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2 ripe kiwis, peeled
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ginger paste, optional
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and process until well pureed. Serve immediately.



  • Tracy | Baking Mischief: This comes at the perfect time. I’m down and out with a cold right now. I love green smoothies, but I’ve never had one with kefir in it. I’m definitely going to have to give this a try! It’s probably better for me than the hot toddys I’ve been downing. ;) January 6, 2016 at 7:42pm Reply

  • shobee@theskinnypot: Those colors. I love it. Your photos are so amazing! January 7, 2016 at 11:45am Reply

  • Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness: I just made a smoothie for breakfast this morning! First time since the summer! But I wish I saw this first. It looks so good!! January 7, 2016 at 7:43pm Reply

  • Connie Gregory: I am allergic to pineapple what other fruit could I substitute? Thank you January 8, 2016 at 2:49pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d try mango. :) January 11, 2016 at 9:16am Reply

  • Laura Dembowski: I am always doing things to prevent getting sick. It’s one of my worst fears. I eat garlic everyday and that seems to help – knock on wood. I can’t wait to try this smoothie. I’ve never made one with kiwi before. January 9, 2016 at 6:46am Reply

  • Elvira: This smoothie looks and sounds delicious! I’m allergic to kiwis though, what fruit can I substitute it for? Thank you!!! January 11, 2016 at 9:44am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d just try omitting it. Or you could half of a banana to add some sweetness. January 11, 2016 at 2:45pm Reply

  • Bess: Sorry I don’t know what Keifer is What section of the store do I look for it? January 30, 2016 at 8:34am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It is similar to yogurt, but runnier, like this here: It’s found in the dairy section of many grocery stores. If you can’t find it you can substitute Greek yogurt (and a little more water or almond milk as needed), it just doesn’t have as many probiotics. January 31, 2016 at 12:51am Reply

  • Mare: I love the sounds of your recipes, however you never have calories listed, for me that’s a no brainier. So I look but I don’t try your recipes. So sad July 11, 2016 at 7:45am Reply

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