If you’re looking for a way to make your new daily routine a little more interesting then here’s a refreshing, immune boosting smoothie for you to try. It's nice and simple, all you’ll need is a blender, the rest of the ingredients you’re likely to have at home.
Why Have We Included BCAAs?
In brief, BCAAs are essential amino acids, they make up one third of the protein found in our muscle tissue and yet we do not produce them naturally. This is why they’re known as ‘essential’ - it is essential that we get them from our food sources.
Since BCAAs are the amino acids that are broken down in the muscle directly (not metabolised by the liver) they give your muscles a healthy amount of energy fro exercise and support protein synthesis (muscle building).
Despite all their other benefits today we’re focussing on their positive effects on our immune system. If you’re smashing your home workouts and daily runs then repeated exercise like this can lead to fatigue and immune suppression. Not ideal! Research has shown that BCAAs are used by your immune cells within the gut as fuel. This means your immune system can regenerate more efficiently and therefore protect you more effectively against harmful pathogens.
Anyway, we’ll leave it there on BCAAs, you can read more about them here. Onto the recipe:
That’s all there is to it, you’ve now got yourself an immune boosting smoothie!