If anything has come to light during lockdown, it is that we have to look after ourselves as best we can. One of the best and most effective ways to look after our bodies and ensure we have healthy immune systems, is by looking at what we eat and what we put into our bodies. Let’s face it, we don’t have time for colds, coughs and flu’s, so we need to be consuming the correct things, that help us fight off these annoying sniffles. Sure, we can wash our hands all the time, carry hand sanitizer around, get plenty of sleep and keep our stress levels managed. But, the best way to keep our bodies flu free and fighting fit is to feed them up with healthy dishes, that are a treat for the taste buds too.
With more and more people turning to a plant-based lifestyle, there has never been a greater need for new vegan recipes. To ensure people are getting the most out of life, it is essential that we promote as many immune-boosting vegan recipes as possible. Here, you will find a few of our favorite vegan recipes to ensure you’re leading a happy, healthy and environment-friendly life. So, grab a notebook and pen and get ready to find your new favorite immune system boosting recipes.
As long as you have done your research to ensure your diet is as healthy as it can be, your meat-eating friends will start to wonder what your secret is to living a cold and flu-free life.
Coconut, Ginger and Carrot Soup
Who doesn’t love a soup? They are the ultimate tummy warmer and have a number of health benefits – not to mention, they are great for rainy days in binge, watching your favorite TV shows. Luckily, this is a soup that is so easy, you probably won’t even have to write the steps down. With comforting spices of ginger and the smoothness of the coconut milk, you cannot go wrong with this one. This recipe will make you think twice about reaching for the standard chicken noodle soup when your nose begins to get a bit stuffy.
Check out the full recipe here: http://bosom-buddies.co.uk/2018/11/11/winter-warmer-creamy-coconut-carrot-and-ginger-soup/
Lemon, Ginger, Turmeric and Wellness Shots
Ready to get your fighting gear on and warn off any unwelcome cold or flu? For this, you’ll need a dash of strength, a shot glass and a tonne of vitamin C. Vitamin C is the vitamin you need when scaring off those pesky colds. If you aren’t a fan of big dishes in the morning, why not start your day with a lemon, ginger and turmeric wellness shot? They are super easy to make and are packed with, not only immune-boosting benefits, but also antioxidants and anti-inflammatory too (thanks to our good friends Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon). This tasty, spicy blend will wake you up in the morning and act as that shield you need to protect you against any nasties that might be lurking around. Along with this, they are easy to do and take no time at all.
To give this a ‘shot,’ find the full recipe here: https://minimalistbaker.com/lemon-ginger-turmeric-wellness-shots/
Gut Healing Vegetable Broth
If you are just beginning to enter the world of veganism, then you will have probably spent most of your life hearing phrases like: “meat is essential to a healthy body,” or “to fight off colds, all you need is a good ‘bone broth’.” Well, we are here to tell you that products that have been produced by animals are not essential to a fully functioning and healthy immune system. As long as you have done your research to ensure your diet is as healthy as it can be, your meat-eating friends will start to wonder what your secret is to living a cold and flu-free life. As mentioned above, ‘bone broth’ is often a go to immune booster, however, what do you do if you’re removing animal products entirely? Fear not, we have found a gut healing, veggie-friendly broth that is perfect for this very moment. Using yummy plant-based ingredients that are packed with flavors, this recipe is not only a good replacement for bone broth, but it is in fact healthier.
For the full recipe, click here: http://wallflowerkitchen.com/gut-healing-vegetable-broth-better-bone-broth/
Raspberry Breakfast Bowls
We can all agree that mornings can be a struggle. Who wants to venture out of their perfectly warm bed to face the harsh realities of day to day life? Not me. But we can only press ‘snooze’ so many times – right? So, while we are having to get up and face the day anyway, we may as well do it right. Starting the day with this immune boosting recipe will make you feel refreshed and prepared, ready to take on whatever colds may come your way. This raspberry breakfast bowl is packed full of vegan goodness to help tackle any morning. This particular recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare and is the perfect go to breakfast for anyone on the move, bright and early!
To wake up to this in the morning, click here: https://pinchofyum.com/inner-goddess-raspberry-breakfast-bowls
As you can see, we have given you a number to recipes to try out at home. But, are you feeling creative and wanting to try out some of your own recipes with an immune system boost? Try adding lentils, beetroot, garlic, turmeric or even apple cider vinegar to your new, or existing recipes. These will give your recipes a boost, that will benefit both your immune system and your taste buds – it is a win, win.
You have read through our list of colorful, tasty and immune-boosting recipes to help you fight off any unwanted coughs, colds and sniffles. Whether you are new to the vegan world, or have been vegan for a while, these are sure to help with adding that boost to your diet. Remember, it is okay to add any personal touches to these recipes and incorporate them any way you can into a healthy diet and lifestyle. Stay safe and enjoy these new additions to your day.
Article by Rebecca Thomas