When the weather gets chilly and we all head inside, germs spread with a quickness. I can’t even count how many colds my daughter picked up from school last year—it seemed like as soon as she had recovered from one, she’d get another. And then I’d end up catching them too!
This year, I’m prepared. Immune-boosting ingredients like ginger, turmeric, probiotics, plus plenty of vitamins and these immunity-boosting recipes will help fight off the crud and and keep your immune system strong. Ready to give them a try? Scroll down to find out more.
To keep your immune system humming, whip up this sweet, tart smoothie with grapefruit as well as ginger, beets, chia seeds and yogurt for probiotics.
These Camu Camu Pumpkin Spice Balls are a delicious way to boost your immunity thanks to vitamin C rich camu camu powder.
The trio of carrots, ginger, and orange, combined with probiotics to boost gut health, make this tangy drink a cold-fighting powerhouse.
Nourish your body and your soul with this warming, creamy soup. A drizzle of olive oil helps your body absorb its nutrients.
We’ll show you how to make an oxymel at home – it’s a combination of apple cider vinegar and honey infused with immunity-boosting herbs.
For a warming spice, try adding cinnamon sticks to infused water. Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant, and helps to stabilize blood sugar, and is an efficient metabolism booster. Pomegranate seeds and orange add a dose of vitamin C and skin-loving antioxidants.
Combining chamomile infused apple cider vinegar with ginger, turmeric, and raw honey results in an immune-boosting elixir to help you fight colds.
8. Fennel and Orange Salad from Lazy Cat Kitchen
Fennel and orange are both great sources of vitamin C, which helps fortify the immune system.
9. Healing Soba Noodle Soup from Kitchen Treaty
A vegan, gluten-free alternative to chicken noodle, this fragrant soup will cure what ails you.
If switchel sounds like an old-timey drink, that’s because it is! Made with lemon, apple cider vinegar, and raw honey, it dates back to Colonial times.
11. Revive Ice Cream
Our friends at Bonafide Provisions shared this ice cream recipe with us; with vitamin C, turmeric, and nourishing bone broth, it’s perfect for whipping up when you get a sore throat that you’re hoping doesn’t turn into a full-blown cold.
Revive Ice Cream
- Ice cream maker
- Combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blend until creamy, about 1 minute.
- Transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Transfer to an ice cream maker and churn for 15-20 minutes or until it has come together and looks fairly thick.
- Remove from the ice cream maker and transfer to an airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to two weeks.