Cold Buster Green Smoothie

Published January 6, 2016. Updated March 11, 2020

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Healthy Green Smoothie – made with probiotic rich kefir, bright lemon, nutritious baby kale, vitamin rich pineapple and kiwi, antioxidant rich turmeric, ginger and some honey for sweetness.

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The Perfect Green Smoothie Recipe!

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.

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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

A perfectly bright and tasty, healthy green smoothie! Made with probiotic rich kefir, bright lemon, nutritious baby kale, vitamin rich pineapple and kiwi, antioxidant rich turmeric, ginger (which can help reduce nausea and inflammation), and honey for sweetness (and which can also be said to soothe a sore throat). 
Servings: 2
Prep5 minutes
Ready in: 5 minutes


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


  • Add all ingredients to a blender and process until well pureed. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Cold Buster Green Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1895IU38%
Vitamin C 165.8mg201%
Calcium 220mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.