Disclosure: I am partnering with Green Giant for this post. All opinions are my own.…
Disclosure: I am partnering with Wellmune® through Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are my own
Making healthy choices is something that we have to do proactively. When we are not taking care of our bodies, our mental health and immune system suffers. Check out how we are creating good habits while supporting our immune system and grab this great recipe for a super tasty Immunity Smoothie!
Good Habits Start at Home
Growing up, most of us look up to our parents. They guide our routines, rules and help us create healthy habits. As a mom, I try to keep that in the back of my mind, but this year it has been rough. I have personally been going through some anxiety and depression issues and that also means that I have not been taking the best care of myself and those good habits have slid a bit.
I am not proud of this, but recognizing that I do need to set a better example for my children and that we do need to take care of our health, especially in the current climate, is so important. My kids have ALWAYS been amazing about maintaining their routines and habits like taking their vitamins and choosing better food options. These kids reminded me that I need to get back into a good routine and that I need to take care of myself too.
I have been so focused on my mental health, that I forgot that I also need to take care of my physical health and overall wellbeing. As moms we are always really tough on ourselves, but we can learn a lot from these kids of ours. These good habits they have, started at home, the home that I helped create for them, and I can get myself back on track. Part of that includes incorporating some easy changes into my routines and my diet.
Wellmune®, a Yeast Beta Glucan
I got on the scale a week ago and whoa…yeah it was not a number I was prepared for or that I had seen since I was pregnant with my first child. I have not been taking care of myself. I have not been feeding my body what it needs and my immune system is suffering too. One of the changes that I am purposefully making is choosing products that include Wellmune® a yeast beta glucan clinically proven to help support immune health, into our diets.
Beta glucans are fibers that are naturally found in sources like yeast, mushrooms and oats. But not all of them can support immune health. Although some of these types of beta glucans may provide health benefits, the benefits differ, depending on the type of beta glucan. Research supports the immune-modulating properties of baker’s yeast beta glucan.
Wellmune is a yeast beta glucan ingredient used by food, beverage and supplement brands to create products with immune health benefits for people of all ages. Unlike other beta glucans, Wellmune is a proprietary yeast beta glucan that provides superior clinical results for helping to support immune function. You can find Wellmune in products that are easy to find and incorporate into your diet.
As busy parents, working full time with busy schedules, my husband and I both feel that it is important to incorporate quality products that feature Wellmune into our diets to really give our immune system a helping hand with the best in class products on the market. I specifically am choosing products with Wellmune because they are backed by peer-reviewed clinical studies and are an award-winning brand. You can read more about Wellmune and what makes them a next-level wellness practice here.
It is common knowledge that when you are under stress and not taking great care of your body that your immune system suffers. After learning about Wellmune and how they are a great tool for helping to support both my physical health and mental clarity, I decided to grab Emergen-C Immunity Plus which includes Wellmune and make an immunity smoothie!
The recipe was super easy and incredibly tasty. Simply blend together ice, Emergen-C Immunity Plus, honey, milk and a little orange juice and then enjoy! I chose the citrus flavor of Emergen-C but you could use any flavor really. This smoothie was just the right amount of sweet and tangy and was so refreshing. I also loved that I was helping give my immune system the support it needs, and that the yeast beta glucans in there would aid in helping my mental clarity among many other things.
Grab the Recipe
I just have to share this recipe with you. Grab the recipe below. You won’t regret it and it is seriously the easiest thing to make!
Make this super simple and tasty immunity smoothie with Wellmune® in Emergen-C Immunity Plus. Your body will thank you.
- 10 cubes ice
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 pkt Emergen-C Immunity Plus Citrus with Wellmune
- 8 oz Orange Juice
Place all ingredients in a blender.
Blend all ingredients into a smoothie
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
I have made 3 of these smoothies and both my husband and I are enjoying them so much and I am already feeling some of the positive effects that the yeast beta glucans promote. Adding these yeast beta glucans to our wellness routine is something that I am glad we are choosing to do and that we are being proactive in taking steps to support our immune system with next-level wellness choices!