My Bullet-Proof Smoothie



Whether it is the cold and flu season or you are facing the corona virus hysteria, there has always been one smoothie I make that kicks any virus’ ass.  Whenever my kids start getting sick, they ask me to make it for them.  Ever since I started making it, no one in my household has gotten sick enough to necessitate a doctor’s visit.  In fact, last time I went to a doctor was in 2007.

What is this special smoothie?  It’s a combination of nature’s powerful antivirals, anti-bacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic.  I call it my “Flu Smoothie” Here are the ingredients:





  • A chunk of ginger
  • A chunk of turmeric
  • Black pepper (black pepper helps you body absorb the turmeric)
  • 2-3 cloves of chopped garlic (exposing chopped garlic in air for 10 minutes turns it into a potent antiviral)
  • Any fruit high in vitamin C.  These fruits can be strawberries, an orange, grapefruit, pineapple*, mango, banana. *Pineapple is a must if you are coughing.  Pineapple contains bromelain which is a natural cough suppressant.
  • Amla – short for Amalaki – powder.  Amalaki is a fruit indigenous to Southeast Asia.  This fruit has the highest concentration of vitamin C.  One amalaka fruit has 20 times the vitamin C of an orange.
  • Moringa powder.  The moringa plant is very high in vitamin C
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of Raw, unprocessed local honey OR Manuka honey
  • Cinnamon (cinnamon and honey have a synergistic relationship whereby the cinnamon enhances the honey’s antiviral and antibacterial effects)
  • Bee pollen or bee propolis

After I blend everything in my nutribullet,  I add 1 drop the following essential oils:

  • Garlic oil
  • Oregano oil
  • Thyme oil – oregano and thyme contain very powerful antiviral properties.
  • Eucalyptus oil – if I am coughing or having respiratory issues

Mix everything together with a spoon and drink it.  It may not taste the best, but who cares!  You’re not getting sick!  You drink this smoothie twice a day you will not be overcome by your cold, flu or any virus du jour.  All of these ingredients naturally kill pathogens and help your immune system do its job.  Remember, your best line of defense is always YOU!  God designed you to be an incredible healing machine.  Just feed it what it needs and it will do its job.

If you start drinking this the minute you start feeling run down, you will quickly get the upper hand and nip whatever is challenging your immune system quickly.

This is based on my personal experience.  If you find that you are not recovering quickly and are getting worse, then definitely see a doctor.  This is not meant to be a replacement to seeking medical advice.  The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. My blogs are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition.





Dina Arvanitakis
Dina is a certified functional medicine nutrition coach and author that is passionate about health and wellness. As a health advocate, she coaches clients on how to implement anti-aging techniques and weight-loss strategies and solutions so they can become their own powerful success stories. She believes that everyone can enjoy a healthy vibrant life once they are empowered with knowledge and the right tools to make effective changes in their lives. A healthy you is a FABULOUS you!