4 Simple Recipes to Boost Your Immunity Now

In addition to following the CDC’s guidelines to stay indoors, wash your hands, and avoid touching your face—and your doctor’s advice on everything else—help boost your immunity with one of these revitalizing recipes.


Immunity Shot

Rachel Beller, MS. RDN

This is the perfect shot for when you feel like you're coming down with something. In a tall glass, combine ½ cup coconut water, 1 tbsp fresh lemon or orange juice, ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, and 1 tsp raw honey, and whisk until smooth. Divide between two shot glasses and serve. Learn more ways to use spices for overall health in Power Spicing!


Green Smoothie

Michael Symon

This green juice combines natural sweetness and superfood benefits for a great-tasting drink that provides your body with a powerful concentration of healthy nutrients in a single blast. In a blender, combine a cup spinach, 1 cup chopped kale, ½ cup seedless grapes, ½ Granny Smith apple, 1 tbsp fresh ginger, 1 cup water, and 1 cup ice. Find more recipes for autoimmune issues and inflammation in Fix it with Food!


Sweet Cleanse Turmeric-Roasted Root Veggies

Kimberly Snyder, CN

Turmeric is a magical spice for cleansing the blood and reducing inflammation. So add some to your roasted root veggies! Cut into 1-inch slices: 4 medium carrots, 1 medium squash (of your choice!), 2 medium red beets, and 2 sweet potatoes or yams. In a large bowl, toss them all together with ¼ cup coconut oil. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tsp sea salt, 2 tbsp coconut nectar, 1 tsp ground turmeric, and ½ tsp cinnamon, then toss over the veggies. Spread evenly on a baking dish and bake at 350°F for one hour, or until tender. Get more delicious recipes like this in Recipes for Your Perfectly Imperfect Life!


Rainbow Love

Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner

This smoothie bowl is packed with Vitamin C to keep your immunity strong all season long. Blend 2 cups spinach and 2 oranges until smooth. Next, add 1 cup each of strawberries and blueberries, and 1 large banana, then blend again. Tip: use fresh strawberries, blueberries, and oranges for a textured, colorful topping! Find tons more delicious smoothies in Simple Green Smoothies!

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