Let’s get real for a second – winter is the absolute worst! There’s this whole layering business that makes you feel like the Michelin Man and worst of all, the horror of being struck down with the flu. But all is not lost, because while we can’t help you loose the layers we can help you beat and prevent colds and flu this winter. If you’re looking for natural ways to beat the cold and flu season, then give your immune system a much-needed nutrient boost with this delicious, antioxidant-packed Rooibos, Strawberry, and Orange Smoothie.

That’s right, the secret is out – Rooibos has some pretty powerful medicinal attributes. This much-loved tea helps to reduce cardiovascular disease, fight premature aging and is also a powerful immune-booster. This is all thanks to polyphenols contained in the tea that have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimutagenic qualities. Aspalathin and nothofagin are two other vital antioxidants in Rooibos tea, making it a great beverage to boost your immune system and protect your body against all types of diseases and conditions

Of course, besides brewing a fresh cup of rooibos tea there’s so much more you can do with this delicious tea. If you’re looking for a new and delicious way to enjoy Rooibos tea then try this recipe for a Rooibos, Strawberry, and Orange Smoothie.

Rooibos, Strawberry and Orange Smoothie

Ingredients for 1 serving

1 – 2 rooibos tea bag
125 ml boiling water
225 g frozen strawberries
½ a peeled and chopped orange
125 g silken tofu
1 tbsp vanilla protein powder
1 tsp liquid honey, optional


1. Put the rooibos bags in a teapot or heatproof jug and pour over the water. Steep for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove the bag. Leave to cool.

2. Put the tea, berries, tofu and protein powder into a blender and process until smooth. Sweeten to taste with honey and pour into glasses. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

· Silken tofu adds a lovely creamy richness

· Replace the rooibos tea bag with a red berries rooibos tea bag