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Immunity Boost: 21 Wellness-Infused Recipes for Flu Season

Wellness recipes for flu season

Wellness recipes for flu season

It is a flu season. I’m sure you have heard. This year it is making headlines and is one to watch out for. And whether or not you got a flu shot, you will want to take care of yourself this season by boosting your immunity through the foods you eat. These 21 recipes are filled with antioxidants and plant-based super foods to keep you feeling ahead of the game. And while there is not food or nutrient that will make you immune to the flu, these tasty, vibrant recipes just may help!..

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  • Pink Grapefruit Smoothie 1 of 22
    Pink Grapefruit Smoothie
    A bright burst of citrus from this pretty in pink grapefruit smoothie will give you plenty of vitamin C, fiber and electrolytes like potassium. Hydrating too. And staying hydrated may help you stay healthy.
    Make a Pink Grapefruit Smoothie
  • Wild Blueberry Chia Oatmeal 2 of 22
    Wild Blueberry Chia Oatmeal
    Wild blueberries are rich in antioxidants to give your immune system a boost. Fiber and omega-3 rich chia seeds and healthy walnuts too.
    Make Wild Blueberry Oatmeal, recipe on Healthy. Happy. Life.
  • Rainbow Slaw 3 of 22
    Rainbow Slaw
    A rainbow of veggies and fruit is what you need to stay feeling well. This rainbow slaw includes purple, orange, green and even white produce for a healthy, crunchy, flavorful boost to your diet.
    Make a Rainbow Slaw
  • Purple Power-Up Smoothie 4 of 22
    Purple Power-Up Smoothie
    This purple "green" smoothie has 460% RDA of vitamin C, plus plenty of purple-powered antioxidants from blackberries and even purple kale. This sweet drink will give you a vibrant feeling all day long.
    Make a Purple Power-Up Smoothie
  • Citrus Tempeh BBQ Salad 5 of 22
    Citrus Tempeh BBQ Salad
    This healthy wellness salad has it all. Vitamin C from citrus, protein from tempeh and plenty of green nutrients and fiber from spinach. Some perky raw onion too to further boost your immunity. Bold BBQ sauce is an inviting spicy flavor to warm your taste buds.
    Make a Citrus Tempeh Salad
  • Grapefruit Lovers Smoothie 6 of 22
    Grapefruit Lovers Smoothie
    Talk about an antioxidant fruit boost! This blend combines grapefruit, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi and banana. Wellness boost at first vitamin-infused sip!
    Make a Grapefruit Lovers' Smoothie
  • Rainbow of Smoothies 7 of 22
    Rainbow of Smoothies
    Drink a rainbow of smoothies with these twenty colorful recipe ideas. From green to orange, pink to purple. Get a rainbow-filled array of antioxidants and phytochemicals via different fruits and veggies.
    Make Rainbow-Colored Smoothies
  • Citrus Tahini Couscous Salad 8 of 22
    Citrus Tahini Couscous Salad
    This entree and meal provides an array of wellness ingredients including lemon juice, parsley, fresh veggies like cucumber and even warming couscous pasta drizzled in sesame seed tahini sauce.
    Make a Citrus Tahini Salad
  • Healthy Bowls 9 of 22
    Healthy Bowls
    Soups, stews, salads and more to warm your body this winter. These bowl recipes are filled with healthy foods.
    Get 30 Healthy Bowl Recipes
  • Blueberry Citrus Waffles 10 of 22
    Blueberry Citrus Waffles
    This breakfast is a healthy-delicious spread. Antioxidant-infused citrus and blueberry whole wheat waffles are paired with dark chocolate cocoa. Cocoa is rich in antioxidants too!
    Make Blueberry Citrus Waffles
  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie 11 of 22
    Strawberry Banana Smoothie
    This classic smoothie is good served as a wellness boost. Rich in antioxidants from strawberries and potassium from bananas. Protein and fiber too. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make a Straw-Banana Smoothie, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Citrus Apple Omega Fruit Salad 12 of 22
    Citrus Apple Omega Fruit Salad
    This warming fruit salad contains citrus and apples for a boost of wellness, plus omega-3 rich oils from flax and walnuts. Warm cinnamon accents. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make a Omega-Boost Fruit Salad, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Mexi-Chopp Salad 13 of 22
    Mexi-Chopp Salad
    Enjoy a rainbow of antioxidants via this Mexican-themed salad. Protein and healthy fats alongside green super food kale and vitamin A-rich sweet potato. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make a Mexi-Chopp Salad, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Wellness Lemon Goji Tea 14 of 22
    Wellness Lemon Goji Tea
    Start your day off on a well foot, by sipping this cleansing tea made using vitamin-A rich goji berries, lemon, cayenne and maple syrup. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make Wellness Goji Lemon Tea, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Yogurt Parfait 15 of 22
    Yogurt Parfait
    Yogurt contains probiotics to keep your immune system strong. Try this soy yogurt parfait with any seasonal fruit you have on hand. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make a yogurt parfait, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Carrot Soup 16 of 22
    Carrot Soup
    This amazing chunky carrot soup will hydrate and warm you from the inside out while filling your with wellness-infused foods like carrots, parsley, vegan spicy sausage and no-chicken broth. Dive in spoon first. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make Carrot Soup, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Green Dreamboat Smoothie 17 of 22
    Green Dreamboat Smoothie
    This green smoothie contains loads of fresh citrus and avocado too for an instant wellness boost. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make a Green Dreamboat Smoothie, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Citrus OJ Smoothie 18 of 22
    Citrus OJ Smoothie
    We always hear that orange juice is a wonderful immunity booster. Well take your OJ and turn it into a fresh, frosty smoothie. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make a Citrus Smoothie, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Vibrant Green Juice 19 of 22
    Vibrant Green Juice
    If you are lucky enough to own a juicer, try this warming blend of celery, ginger and apple. Green goodness in each antioxidant-infused sip. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make Vibrant Green Juice, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Spicy Harissa Pea Soup 20 of 22
    Spicy Harissa Pea Soup
    Give protein-rich pea soup a warming, spicy twist by adding harissa. Spicy foods may help boost immunity. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make Harissa Pea Soup, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Spicy Saute Lunch Tartine 21 of 22
    Spicy Saute Lunch Tartine
    Red bell peppers are rich in vitamin C, and protein-rich vegan 'chick'n' strips are spicy and warming. This fuss-free lunch is a healthy boost to your day. image: Kathy, Healthy Happy Life
    Make a Spicy Saute Lunch, recipe on Healthy Happy Life
  • Vegan Cupcakes 22 of 22
    Vegan Cupcakes
    And if all fails and you simply need to satisfy your sweet tooth, whip up one of these vegan cupcakes. They are sweet and rich, but quite likely to make you feel good! image: Kathy Patalsky
    Get 21 Dreamy Vegan Cupcake Recipes.

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Read more from Kathy on her blog, Healthy. Happy. Life. Get Kathy’s book, 365 Vegan Smoothies: Boost Your Health With a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies, available on Amazon.

Follow Kathy on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

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