This citrus-infused matcha drink features MegaFood C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder, matcha, fresh orange juice and zest, it can be sweetened to your liking with honey and it offers a delicious and simple way to support your immune system.* Be sure to catch the various options at the end of the post to keep your immune support* fun and delicious.
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It is the perfect time to prioritize foods, habits and supplements that will help to support our health and well-being, and to take the necessary steps to support our immune health.*
There is a lot to consider with immune support, from the basic foundations of health and wellness to the nuances of bio-individuality. I am forever a firm believer in turning to our diet, nutrition and lifestyle first, whenever possible and accessible, to support our body’s natural processes and efforts. But we may not always obtain all of the essential nutrients for immune support from diet alone; this is when I turn to and recommend supplemental support.
MegaFood Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder offers daily support for the immune system by combining vitamin C with farm-fresh super fruits, including organic blueberries, organic cranberries and organic whole oranges. It also includes an Immune-Balancing Blend with organic astragalus and organic schisandra berry.* Use my code BETH20 for 20% off your first order on megafood.com.
It’s very rare here on Tasty Yummies you will find me mentioning supplements specifically by name, for many good reasons, but MegaFood is the exception. I absolutely love and stand by their products. MegaFood is an award-winning dietary supplement brand and has been a favorite of mine personally and within my practice with my functional nutrition clients. MegaFood is dedicated to helping grow a healthier world by crafting premium vitamins and supplements made with real food from trusted farm partners, plus added nutrients.
MegaFood is committed to quality, offering products that are non-GMO, tested for 125+ herbicides and pesticides, vegetarian or vegan, gluten, dairy and soy-free. Plus, their entire line is certified Glyphosate Residue Free by The Detox Project.
While you can easily mix MegaFood Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder by simply stirring it into your favorite iced beverage or blended into your favorite Smarter Smoothie, I really love it in this fun and delicious Immune Supportive* Citrus Matcha Elixir that features matcha, orange and honey; a flavor combo that belongs together.
This simple-to-make iced matcha drink is so refreshing. In addition to the benefits of the C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder mentioned above and the added boost from orange juice and zest, the matcha also brings its own functional support including a powerful type of antioxidants called catechins, as well as another group called polyphenols.* While matcha contains caffeine and offers a boost of energy, it’s much more gentle than coffee and it also provides L-theanine, an amino acid that has been shown to support stress reduction,* which could also be the reason folks don’t experience the caffeine crash.
Make this elixir as it is, or swap the ice water for non-dairy milk and vanilla for a creamy iced latte version. You can add a hint of rose water or orange blossom water for a unique flavor feature, and you can also try adding a little turmeric powder and/or fresh ginger for additional immune support.
I really hope you enjoy this ice cold Immune Supportive* Citrus Matcha Elixir.
- 1 teaspoon quality matcha tea powder
- 1 scoop MegaFood Daily C-Protect Nutrient Booster Powder
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional / more or less to taste)
- Ice and ice water
- rose water
- orange blossom water
- vanilla bean or vanilla extract
- non-dairy milk
- turmeric powder
- freshly grated ginger
- In a cocktail shaker or any air-tight, wide-mouth container, pour in ¼ cup cold water, ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice, followed by a teaspoon of matcha, a scoop of the MegaFood Daily C-Protect Powder and orange zest. If you are using it, add the honey.
- Cover tightly and shake vigorously for about 10-20 seconds.
- In a glass add ice and approx 8 ounces of iced water. Pour the iced matcha tea elixir over.
- Stir well to make sure the matcha elixir is well incorporated into the cold water and sip away!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.