3 Immune-Boosting Recipes to Keep Your Body Healthy and Strong


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The Ultimate Immune-Boosting Soup to Fight Colds

There’s something about a flavorful soup that makes eating your veggies easy.

This vibrant, immune-boosting soup is one of those loaded-with-vegetable recipes that makes healthful eating a cinch.

The key to this soup’s fragrant, slightly spicy taste is turmeric. It also gives the soup its immune boosting properties! Be sure to add a little black pepper to the recipe to help maximize the absorption of turmeric, turning this soup into an anti-inflammatory powerhouse.

This one-pot immune-boosting soup recipe is very simple – all you need to do is tenderize the veggies, let it simmer in vegetable broth, and blend it until smooth. Make sure to simmer the soup at a low heat, as overheating the ingredients will make them bitter. The longer you can simmer at a low temperature, the better!

The recipe adds coconut yogurt, which thickens the soup and balances the flavor of the turmeric. Try topping your bowl of immune-boosting soup with more coconut yogurt for swirling as you eat!

The recipe is large enough to feed a crowd. It is also great for meal prepping or storing in the freezer for an easy lunch or dinner. Serve your soup with a side of Paleo bread and your belly will be satisfied!

Tip: Want to make your own coconut yogurt? Try this homemade recipe here.

Recipe by Megan Olson

Tools:

  • Pot
  • Blender
  • Ladle

Ingredients:

  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup leeks, diced
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
  • 6 cups organic vegetable broth
  • ½ t turmeric
  • ¼ t black pepper
  • ½ t ground ginger
  • ½ t dried thyme

Instructions:

  1. Heat extra the virgin olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the leeks and cook for 3-4 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the broccoli florets and stir. Cook for another 5 minutes until the broccoli becomes tender, then add all the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover the pot and simmer at a medium heat for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to low and cook another 30 minutes. (Note: Do not simmer at a higher heat as the soup will become bitter).
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let the soup cool for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully pour the soup into a blender. Blend on high until smooth, then transfer to a bowl and enjoy!

Easy Fire Cider Recipe (Gut-Balancing + Immune-Boosting) by Jennafer Ashley

To make your batch of Fire Cider, you’ll first need to decide which method is best for you.

For same-day cooking, you can combine all ingredients (except for the honey) inside a crockpot and set for four hours on low.

If you have a little more time to spare, option two allows you to combine the ingredients into a quart-sized jar and store in the refrigerator for 2-4 weeks.

Follow the same process for both methods during the last steps of straining and adding in the honey.

Store in the refrigerator for up to one month and take one tablespoon every few hours whenever you feel the onset of flu symptoms or need to restore your gut balance while traveling.

Fire Cider Recipe Crockpot Method

Tools:

  • Crockpot
  • Quart-size jar with lid
  • Strainer

Ingredients:

  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 head of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 t ground turmeric
  • 1/8 t black pepper
  • 2 T raw honey
  • 16 oz. apple cider vinegar with “the mother”

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (except raw honey) in crockpot. Cover with lid and cook on low for four hours.
  • Strain liquid into a jar and stir in honey. Secure the lid and store in refrigerator for up to a month.

Fire Cider Recipe Traditional Method

Tools:

  • Quart-size jar with lid
  • Strainer

Ingredients:

  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 head of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 t ground turmeric
  • 1/8 t black pepper
  • 2 T raw honey
  • 16 oz. apple cider vinegar with “the mother”

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (except raw honey) in a quart-sized jar. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 weeks.
  • Strain liquid into a jar and stir in honey. Secure the lid and store in refrigerator for up to a month.

Immune-Boosting Mixed Green Spring Soup

Recipe by Jennafer Ashley

Put your springtime greens to good use with this one-pot soup you can have ready in minutes!

If you’re looking for a fresh way to use up those hearty spring greens, this brothy soup has you covered. It’s full of immune-boosting antioxidants and essential vitamins to keep you nourished throughout the day. Plus, it’s versatile enough to enjoy with any kind of protein (like chicken or beef).

Add as Much Produce Power as You’d Like

When it comes to spring soup, there’s a bounty of seasonal veggies to choose from. Tougher greens like chard, kale, and collard greens give this soup nutritional substance. However, you can also add in other greens (like celery, leeks, or zucchini) if you want to switch things up a bit.

We bump up the overall staying power of this soup with hearty parsnips. They make a great low-carb alternative to white potatoes and can be easily paired with other root vegetables like carrots, turnips, or rutabagas.

Complement Your Soup with Savory Herbs

For this recipe, we use ingredients that infuse mouth-watering aromas with the zesty tang of fresh lemons. White onion and garlic make the perfect combination to sauté in buttery ghee, as it intensifies the broth’s flavor and overall richness.

Fennel is full of herby anise flavor, and is equally delicious raw as it is cooked. While we utilize the bulb in this recipe, its seed and wispy fronds are also edible and can be added to other dishes, like salads, meatballs, and coleslaw. Other great herbs to add include fresh thyme, a sprig of rosemary, dill, or fresh basil.

Helpful Tips to Get Started:

  • Sauté your veggies with ghee. Ghee is ideal for high heat cooking and won’t burn easily like butter or other cooking oils.
  • Make your bowl even more filling. While this recipe comes with plenty of versatile options, you can also add mustard greens, cauliflower, or sweet potatoes for even more nutrition.
  • Swap out herbs. Try herbs like thyme, rosemary, or dill to pack in even more springtime flavor.

Nutrition facts: 9 grams of protein,18 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fat

Tools:

  • 5-quart Dutch oven

Ingredients:

  • 1 T ghee
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet white onion
  • 2 cups chopped parsnips
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup sliced fennel bulb
  • 10 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups chopped collard greens
  • 2 cups chopped Swiss chard
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Melt the ghee over medium heat in a Dutch oven and add in the onions and parsnips.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes, tossing in the garlic and sliced fennel halfway through.
  • Pour in the chicken stock and allow the soup to come to a boil, about 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the greens, lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper.
  • Let the ingredients simmer for 10 minutes uncovered, then serve hot and enjoy!

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Written by Megan Olson

Author Bio:

Megan is the author of the gluten free website, Skinny Fitalicious where she creates easy, low calorie recipes. Megan is also a nutrition practitioner specializing in weight loss. When she’s not in the kitchen or coaching clients, she’s in the gym teaching group fitness. To view more of her work, visit Skinny Fitalicious.

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