Nourishing Your Immune System Through Food - Britt's Superfoods

Nourishing Your Immune System Through Food

The immune system, our body's defence against threats like bacteria and viruses, can be supported through a diet rich in whole foods—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.

These provide essential vitamins and antioxidants for immune health. On the flip side, an ultra-processed or Western diet (high in sugar, alcohol, and red meat, low in fruits and veggies) can compromise immunity.

Strive for moderation and discover immune-supporting recipes that are simple to make but taste delicious.

Spinach soup with roasted chickpeas

Spinach is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E and magnesium, which actively contribute to supporting your immune system. Additionally, chickpeas serve as an excellent natural source of copper and zinc.

These two minerals play a crucial role in fostering the growth of your immune cells, further enhancing your body's defence mechanisms. Including these nutrient-packed foods in your diet can contribute significantly to maintaining a robust and resilient immune system.

Ingredients:

  • 2 sachets Britt’s Superfoods Apple, Ginger & Turmeric juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups packed spinach
  • 1 15-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, cut into 1-inch pieces or 1 teaspoon lemongrass paste
  • 1/2 small green chili, deseeded
  • 4-5 sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven and roast chickpeas on a baking tray for about 20 mins 
  2. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 mins.
  3. Rinse spinach and add to the skillet. Cook for 5 mins, until spinach is wilted.
  4. Stir in coconut milk, lemongrass, mushrooms, soy sauce, and green chili. Simmer for about 10 mins.
  5. Remove from heat, add the juice sachets, and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  6. The soup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Enjoy this nutrient-packed spinach soup to fortify your immune system with essential vitamins, minerals, copper, and zinc!

Resilience Smoothie

Bananas go beyond being a delicious addition to your smoothie – they are a prebiotic food, promoting gut health, and boast a high content of vitamin B6. This plays a crucial role in maintaining the proper functioning of the immune system. Additionally, consider enhancing your smoothie with wheatgrass juice, a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E. These nutrients are integral for fostering a robust immune response and promoting overall health. 

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Simply blend all ingredients together and enjoy.

Kale Crackers

Kale outshines spinach with four times the vitamin C and double the selenium, along with additional nutrients like vitamin E and beta-carotene, all crucial for a robust immune system. Enjoy the nutritional benefits with these delightful Seed and Kale Crackers, a perfect pairing with cheese or plant-based spreads. Notably, this versatile recipe accommodates vegan, paleo, and gluten-free dietary preferences.

Ingredients:

🥬 1 cup finely chopped kale
🥬 1 sachet of Britt's Superfoods Blended Green juice
🥬 ½ cup each of raw pumpkin seeds, raw sunflower seeds, sesame seeds
🥬 ¼ cup each of chia seeds and ground flaxseed
🥬 1/2 cup water
🥬 1 tsp sea salt

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Spread the mixture thinly on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, flip, and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy your homemade Seed and Kale Crackers!

 Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble

The antioxidants found in strawberries, particularly vitamin C, play a role in bolstering your immune system, potentially reducing the risk of illness when exposed to germs. Rhubarb, on the other hand, is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and anthraquinones, which possess antibacterial properties. This powerful combination empowers rhubarb to not only safeguard against infections but also combat them if they occur during an illness.

Ingredients:

🍓 1 sachet of Britt's Superfoods Elixir Vitality Juice
🍓 2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
🍓 3 cups chopped strawberries
🍓 1 cup chopped rhubarb
🍓 1 cup quick oats
🍓 1/2 cup oat flour
🍓 1/2 cup chopped almonds
🍓 1/3 cup agave syrup
🍓 1/4 cup oil
🍓 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Method:

  • Start by preheating the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Mix chopped fruit. Mix the oats, oat flour, almonds, agave syrup, and oil in a separate bowl.
  • Crumble the mixture over the fruit.
  • Bake the crumble for 35 minutes
  • Serve with yoghurt mixed with Elixir Vitality juice, and you have a perfect breakfast. Check back tomorrow for the finished result.

In conclusion, these immune-boosting recipes offer a delicious path to a healthier you. each dish is crafted with nutrient-packed ingredients. By choosing whole foods like fruits and vegetables, we empower our immune systems to thrive. To order your immunity supporting superfood juices visit our shop here today.

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