As busy people, we try and avoid colds and flu at all costs. Most people are aware of the standard practices that come with avoiding getting sick. These include washing your hands all the time, carrying hand sanitizer around with you, getting plenty of sleep, and keeping your stress levels low. However, what people often forget is that you can actually boost your immune system by eating certain foods. As veganism is on the rise, more and more people have been investigating how to get the immune-boosting nutrition you need to lead a happy, healthy, and organic lifestyle. We have collected a few of our favorite recipes to help you on the way to achieving this!
Coconut Ginger Carrot Soup
This is a soup you will probably be able to memorize by heart. It is so easy to make and is full of comforting spices and flavors. If you love coconut, ginger, and that fall feeling, this filling, nutritional vegan soup is the one for you. It will make you wonder why you even bothered with the standard chicken noodle soup, and you’ll feel way better for it too.
Gut Healing Vegetable Broth
Most people will tell you that products produced by animals are essential to your immune system, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you do your research and have a properly balanced diet, your immune system will be just as strong as that of a meat-eater. Bone broth is something that people swear by when wanting to feel better. However, there is an even better way to make a broth, and that is only using plant-based ingredients. If anything, this recipe is just as healthy as bone broth, if not healthier.
Detox Rainbow Roll
We all need a bit of color in our lives, and the detox rainbow rolls will help you add just a little more. This wrap consists of loads of yummy things, such as carrots, chickpeas, curry, and peanuts. It might not look that filling, but trust us, it’s yummy. You can also add other sauces of your choice to give it that extra bit of flavor. We recommend adding either a little (a lot-tle) bit of peanut sauce, or some spicy hummus.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls
The majority of people who think of ‘breakfast bowls’ automatically think of a fruity, smoothie-like concoction. However, this isn’t always the case. On the cold winter or fall mornings, the last thing you want is a summery breakfast ball. Mix it up a little, and try a warm breakfast bowl instead. Adding sweet potato to your breakfast meal plans is always a winner. We eat it for dinner and lunch, so why not breakfast? Add some cinnamon to your fluffy sweet potato, and mix in some pomegranate and pumpkin seeds. This will be a breakfast like no other!
Hopefully, these recipes will help you to kick-start your healthier lifestyle. Remember, you can always add or take away things in the ingredients. Try adding a few of your own personal touches to this colorful menu. Incorporating some of these foods into your diet might just help you to feel more energized and awake, instead of full of flu. On top of eating healthier, make sure to drink enough fluids, and get enough sleep! This will all help you to feel better, for longer.