Stay strong! Spring is mere weeks away. To make sure you make it through the end of winter both healthy and unscathed, we’ve rounded up a few immunity-boosting, healing elixirs and tonics to get you ready for the sun and outdoor fun ahead. Check out the recipes below!
This healing magic broth is the nourishment you need to combat flu season and chilly winter weather. Simmered with garlic, ginger, turmeric, apple and fresh herbs, the aromatic broth is packed with good-for-you antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Use it as a base for a soothing soup or keep it simmering on the stove for whenever you need a little boost.
This miracle concoction from Bon Appetit Magazine is what you should be mixing up when you feel the sniffles coming on. Ginger and turmeric are anti-inflammatory while the water keeps you hydrated and a touch of Quantum Cold & Flu Liquid Extract is said to keep bugs at bay. This magic potion won’t taste like your average cough syrup – a splash of cranberry juice and fresh herbs keep it bright and interesting.
Stress or an oncoming sickness keeping you up at night? Then try this creamy, super satisfying bedtime milk from Furthermore. The lavender helps relieve stress and calm the body, while the honey is packed with good-for-you antioxidants. Have a nut sensitivity? Then try this with light coconut milk or oat milk.
This is the perfect elixir for a busy person on the go. The intense, refreshing fennel and green apple shot from Food & Wine Magazine provides a jolt of vitamin-C, boosting your immunity and ability to fight any nasty germs floating around. You’ll need a juicer for this recipe, but it is well worth it. Juice the fennel and apple over ice, strain and then drink right away for maximum flavor and health benefits.
Golden Milk is a (dairy-free!) drink packed with vitamins and cold-fighting nutrients. Turmeric, the key to this recipe, is a magical detoxifying root that reduces inflammation. If you can find it fresh, use it! It packs 10x more power and flavor than the powdered version. This quick-and-easy drink from the Minimalist Baker calls for coconut milk and coconut oil, which are fat-soluble and help your body absorb the nutrients of the turmeric better.
This iced super-latte from the blog Peanut Butter and Fitness gets its milky green color from matcha powder. Matcha, a powdered green tea, is loaded with antioxidants and it protects your heart and liver and boosts brain power! When shopping for matcha powder, look for a fresh, high-quality, culinary grade matcha for the best color, flavor and nutritional impact.