Immunity Boosting Recipes

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During the winter months with the darker longer days and the less than encouraging weather makes keeping active and getting outdoors harder… that’s why you’ve got to balance it out by packing as much nutrition and goodness into your meals as possible. At a time when your body might not be struggling for regular exercise (it’s OK, we all do it) as well as fighting off germs and infections it is extra important to give it as much support and help as you can through your diet. Here’s some of our top, simple recipes that are easy to add to your everyday schedule to ensure you get the vitamins and minerals you need!

Blueberry Porridge

Greek-style yogurt contains live cultures which may help stimulate your immune system as well as begin a great source of Vitamin D. 

What you’ll need

80g rolled porridge oats

Handful of blueberries

100g Greek-style yogurt

1 tsp honey


  1. Combine porridge oats and 400ml water in a saucepan and heat. Stir the porridge until the water has been absorbed and the porridge is at desired consistency.
  2. Gently heat blueberries in a small pot with honey and a few spoonfuls of water. Be sure not to overheat, they should keep their shape and not burst.
  3. Combine porridge, remaining and blueberries and serve.


Mango and Strawberry Smoothie

Juicing fruit is an effective way to consume lots of healthy goodness in an easily digestible way. This recipe can use frozen fruit as well as fresh and given it’s a juice this means you can enjoy it on the go and at any time of year. Rich in vitamins A, C, D, and E as well as iron and folate it’s the ideal way to kick-start your day or to give you a lift whenever you feel the need for one.

What you’ll need

1 mango

Handful of strawberries

Ice cubes

2 tbsp Yoghurt



  1. Peel the mango and along with strawberries, four or five ice cubes and the yogurt add to blender.
  2. Allow to blend for 60 seconds then begin to add water to blend until desired consistency is reached.


The Classic Vegetable Soup

This vegetable soup is packed full of immunity boosting goodness. The vegetables provide a rich source of vitamins A and C whilst the turmeric bundles its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties into an already delicious soup.

What you’ll need

1 sweet potato

1 onion

4 medium carrots

4 garlic cloves

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp cumin


Vegetable stock

4 tbsp Greek-style yogurt


  1. In a large saucepan heat a few tablespoons of olive oil and add diced onion. After a few minutes add minced garlic and chopped ginger before then adding cumin and turmeric. Tip: at this point, you can add some crushed dried chili or cayenne pepper for an added kick.
  2. Dice potato and carrots and add to the pot before pouring in one liter of vegetable stock. Cover on a rolling boil for 30 minutes.
  3. As per your preference either blend the soup smooth or leave it chunky, stirring in the yogurt before serving.


Ginger, Lemon and Acacia Honey Tea

What better to give your immune system a boost throughout the day than with a lovely cup of warming tea? As well as their many other benefits ginger and acacia honey are both antibacterial whilst lemons are rich in vitamin C. Plus despite being a tea brew there’s no caffeine so it’s perfect for first thing or the morning or last thing at night.

What you’ll need

Ginger root

1 Lemon

1 tsp Honey


  1. Peel about a thumbs length of ginger and dice before adding to a small pot of boiling water. Leave to boil for 10-15 minutes before straining into a mug.
  2. Add juice of ½ a lemon and a teaspoon of acacia honey.
  3. Serve and enjoy.