Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

Doménica Palacios

Fall has come and Winter is right around the corner, and we all know what that means. Yes! It's Thanksgiving and Christmas season, but also cold and flu season. (Take a look at our previos Blog on that topic: A Waku Guide: Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu season). It has been shown and proven that when the temperature drops so does our immune system's capability to keep us healthy and safe. During these times it's better to be safe than sorry and a great way to prevent the cold or flu from getting to us is by maintaining a balanced diet high in nutrients and vitamins. And because here at Waku we care deeply about our wellbeing and are obsessed with all food things related to health and wellness, we've gathered our Top Selection of recipes to prepare and help boost your immune system while also enjoying a delicious, replenishing meal.

 

 


Carrot-Ginger Immune-Boosting Soup

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

 

Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of soup — and that’s especially true when you know that the soup may be supporting your immune system.Stay well all winter with a comforting bowl of carrot-ginger soup. Filled with immune boosting foods like ginger, turmeric, carrots, and onions, it may help keep those sniffles at bay and will be sure to warm you up on a chilly winter’s day!

 

 

 

Immune-Boosting Brownies

 

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

 

There's nothing better than a brownie recipe that can also help boost your immune system's health. Bake these up and share them with your family—or, just enjoy them all to yourself! This is a recipe from The Family Immunity Cookbook by Toby Amidor. Published by Robert Rose Books. 

 

 

 

Healthy No-Mayo Broccoli Salad

 

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

 

Broccoli doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it can really pack a punch when it comes to helping your immune system function at its best. This no-mayo broccoli salad with grapes, pecans and bacon is a delicious and healthy version of the classic summer broccoli salad. It's made with an easy Greek yogurt-based dressing instead of mayonnaise (gluten-free).

 

 

 

Immune Boosting Wellness Smoothie

 

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

 

Healthy smoothies are a great way to boost your immunity because you can get a ton of nutrients early in the morning to start your day off right! This one is packed full of greens, citrus, and anti-inflammatory spices. Enjoy it for an easy, refreshing breakfast or snack whenever you’re feeling under the weather.

 

 

 

Plant-Based Sweet Potato Nachos

 

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

 

Compared with corn tortilla chips, sweet potatoes are higher in fiber and lower on the glycemic index, according to the University of Sydney. Looking for a healthier take on nachos? This Fully Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos have you covered! They’re vegan, paleo and gluten-free (you can use cheese if you want to but it’s totally optional).

 

 

 

Spinach Salad With Jicama, Black Beans, and Lime Vinaigrette

 

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

 

Spinach and other green leafy vegetables are rich in antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, E, and K, which fight off free radicals to keep us healthy and disease-free. When you serve tacos on Tuesday nights, do you have a go-to veggie to serve on the side? If not, then this Spinach Salad with Jicama recipe is for you!

 

 

 

The Best Chicken Soup

 

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

You can't talk about immune-boosting recipes without discussing a classic chicken noodle soup. This one combines all your favorite ingredients and makes for the perfect comfort soup. This is the perfect recipe to make when you’re feeling sick. Packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients like ginger, turmeric, garlic.

 

 

 

Vegan Peanut Curry with Chickpeas and Sweet Potato

 

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

 

The list of good-for-you benefits goes on and on with this recipe, starting with the sweet potatoes, which, as mentioned, contain immune-supportive vitamins A and C. You only need one pan to whip it all up and it usually takes me only ~40 from start to finish. The other great thing about this recipe is that it utilizes a lot of pantry staples like chickpeas, coconut milk, diced tomatoes, and peanut butter.

 

 

Orange Probiotic Immunity Boosting Smoothie

 

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

Not only does this smoothie come with immunity-boosting ingredients like orange, carrot, ginger, and cinnamon, but the kefir yogurt will help your gut health, as well. A vegetable and fruit based yogurt smoothie rich in vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, and Calcium. No sugars added!

 

 

Bonus: Waku-Everything!

 

 

Top Ten Recipes to Boost your Immune System

 

 

Did you know that our herbal teas packed with prebiotic powers are the perfect addition to your daily meals? Every bottle is made with a powerful botanical blend that has anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits that are overall good for your body due to the ingredients it contains. Waku is the perfect drink to pair your heaviest meal of the day or even good for after it. Additionally, here a couple recipes you can prepare with Waku to keep boosting those flavors and getting all the benefits: A Berry Delicious Waku SlushyWaku Lemon Refreshments

 

 

References and more recipes:

15 Recipes That Can Help Strengthen Your Immune System

15 Best Healthy Recipes to Boost Your Immunity

 

 

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