Quick & Easy Immune-Boosting Recipes

Published on 02nd Dec 2020 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Keeping a check on the immune system has been everyone’s no.1 priority. Our chats and conversations have revolved around immunity, healthy, immunity-boosting, etc. for the whole of 2020. And, it is the need of the hour too.

Cooking immune-boosting food isn’t a strenuous task and we are here to prove it. Here are some healthy and immune-boosting recipes that can be enjoyed in everyday life.
 

Kimchi

The quick Kimchi, a Korean style fermented cabbage, takes only 20-30 minutes on-hands time. Its high amount of healthy probiotics helps boost immunity, heal the gut and energize the body.

Ingredients:

  • 500 gm Cabbage
  • 1/2 cup Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1-inch Ginger
  • 2 tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
  • Black Pepper as required
  • 1/4 cup Green Onion
  • 8 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp Powdered Sugar
  • Salt as required

Instructions:

  1. Shred the cabbage finely and finely chop the green onions. Mix both in a large bowl.
  2. In a bowl, add vinegar, red chilli powder, soy sauce and powdered sugar. Mix it well and then transfer this in a blender jar and blend well. Add chopped garlic, ginger and olive oil in the blender. Blend it on high speed and add salt along with black pepper in it. Blend it again.
  3. Pour this dressing over the veggies. Mix well, cover it and place it in the fridge. Serve cold for best taste!
     
Kimchi
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Carrot & Spinach Soup

Super delicious. Super easy. Super healthy! This soup is loaded with vitamins, minerals & iron ensuring a metabolism boost.
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups boiled Carrot (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 cup boiled Spinach
  • 1 cup boiled Potato (peeled and chopped)
  • 3 ½ cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Spring Onion (white part)
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • Salt and Chilli Flakes to taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions:

  1. To make the broth, blend the potato with carrots and 2 cups of water. Sieve the mixture.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick vessel. Add the spring onions, oregano and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add spinach and sauté for ½ minute.
  4. Add the broth, 1 ½ cups water, salt and chilli flakes to taste and cook for 2 minutes
  5. Serve hot.
Carrot & Spinach Soup
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Gajar Ki Kanji

One of the best immune-boosting recipes, gajar ki kanji is a nutritious and healthy Indian drink.
Ingredients:

  • 250 gms Carrots (kali gajar)
  • 6 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp powdered Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Salt

Instructions:

  1. Peel the carrots and cut them into 7cm/3" pieces - about finger size.
  2. Boil the water and add carrots to it.
  3. When the water comes to a boil again, shut off the heat and let it cool.
  4. Add the salt and the mustard powder, and transfer into a jar with a lid. Keep this in the sun to mature.
  5. It takes 3-4 days for the taste of the mustard to become strong in the sunny weather.
Gajar Ki Kanji
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Recipe By Reena

Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

A vegan side dish that is a healthy immune system boosting recipe and substitute for mashed potatoes.
Ingredients:

  • 500 gms Cauliflower
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • Black Pepper as required
  • 1 handful parsley leaves
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Salt as required
  • 2 tbsp Almond Milk

Instructions:

  1. Break the cauliflower florets and stems and steam it for 10 minutes. When soft, transfer it to a blender and make a puree. Add almond milk to further smoothen it.
  2. Heat some vegan butter and finely chopped garlic in a pan. Transfer this to the blender and blend again.
  3. Season it with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley. Serve fresh!
Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
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HealthyFitness Meals

Green Smoothie

Drink your greens! A perfect super immune booster recipe.
Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe Bananas (medium)
  • 1 ripe Pear or Apple (peeled, deseeded and chopped)
  • 2 cups chopped Kale leaves (tough stems removed)
  • ½ cup cold Orange Juice.
  • ½ cup of cold Water
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp ground Flax seeds

Instructions:

  1. Place bananas, pear (or apple), kale, orange juice, water, ice cubes and flax seeds in a blender.
  2. Pulse a few times, then puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
Green Smoothie
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Tmecosys.com

Lemon Coriander Soup

A perfect union of taste and health. This tangy soup is full of essential nutrients that help boost immunity.
Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Cabbage
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1½ handful Coriander Leaves
  • Black Pepper as required
  • 3½ cup of Water
  • ½ cup Baby Corn
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 cup Mushroom
  • Salt as required

Instructions:

  1. Cut carrot, mushrooms, baby corn, cabbage and spinach. Blanch all the veggies together.
  2. In a pan, add water and heat it on a high flame. Put fresh coriander leaves once the water starts to boil. Let this mixture boil for 3-4 minutes. Later, remove coriander leaves from it and add blanched vegetables. Keep stirring continuously.
  3. Sprinkle black pepper powder to enhance the flavours and serve hot.
Lemon Coriander Soup
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Archanas Kitchen

Beetroot, Carrot and Apple Juice

Both tasty and healthy, this 3-ingredient juice is one of the perfect immune-boosting recipes.
Ingredients:

  • 2 Beetroots (peeled and quartered)
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 Green Apple (halved)
  • 1 Small Ginger (peeled)
  • 1 Lemon
  • Water as required

 
Instructions:
 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a juicer or blender. Add water as required.
  2. Blend it till it has a smooth consistency.
  3. Add lemon juice and stir.
Beetroot, Carrot and Apple Juice
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Chickpea and Peanut Salad

Our body needs a daily dose of zinc and this salad will do just that! Loaded with zinc, this wholesome salad is quick and easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup boiled Chickpea
  • ½ cup roasted peanut
  • Black Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp roasted Jeera Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 cup whipped Curd
  • Honey as per taste

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, add curd black salt, roasted jeera powder, red chilli powder and honey to it. Mix well.
  2. Add the boiled chickpeas and roasted peanuts and then, mix well.
     
Chickpea and Peanut Salad
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Foodiecrush.com

Ginger Chutney

Are you wondering if chutney can actually be immune-boosting? Well, the answer is yes! Check out the recipe of this unique and immune-boosting chutney.

Ingredients:

  • 2 inches Ginger
  • Salt as required
  • 6 tbsp powdered Jaggery
  • 1 pinch Cumin Powder
  • 8 Curry Leaves
  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 1 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Red Chilli
  • 6 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal
  • 1 large Onion
  • Water as required

Instructions:
Cut the ginger into big pieces and chop the onions in separate bowls.
Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium flame. Temper the mustard seeds, dry red chillies, and curry leaves. Add urad dal and chana dal, and sauté till they turn light brown.
Add ginger, chopped onion, salt, and cumin powder in the pan. Stir well and sauté till onion turns translucent. Put off the flame and allow this mixture to cool.
Grind this mixture into a fine paste once cooled down, adding water as required. Add grated coconut, powdered jaggery and tamarind paste to this mixture, and grind again to form a smooth paste.
Enjoy the chutney with idli or dosa.
 

Ginger Chutney
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Foodviva.com

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