3 Easy Immune-Boosting Recipes
Stuck at home? Think of it as a great chance to be creative and put your home cooking skills to the test. Here are three very easy recipes that aren’t just yummy, but also filled with nutrients and antioxidants that can help you boost your immune system.
This recipe is a favorite dish from the South. It is very savory and delicious. If you haven’t had it yet, get ready for a cross between cornbread and souffle.
- 1 cup low-fat or nonfat buttermilk
- 1 cup cornmeal (medium or finely ground)
- 3 cups raspberries
- 8 tbsp Greek yogurt (nonfat, plain)
- 2 tbsps butter
- ⅔ cup pure maple syrup
- 4 eggs, separated
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsps vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp NatriSweet 100% Pure Stevia Powder
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8-inch baking dish with nonstick coating.
- Mix cornmeal, maple, buttermilk, butter, and salt in a saucepan. Cook over medium high heat. Whisk constantly until it thickens.
- Remove from heat.
- Whisk yolks in a bowl, but do not scramble. Add half of the hot cornmeal mixture. Combine. Scrape and mix until smooth. Add vanilla and flour. Mix until smooth.
- Beat egg whites using an electric mixer on high speed. When soft peaks form, add stevia gradually. Fold in raspberries until well combined.
- Spoon batter into the baking dish.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center has set.
- Let cool for 20 minutes before serving.
- Top with yogurt and raspberries.
Raw Apple Cider Vinaigrette
If you already love apple cider vinegar, you’ll be fond of this recipe. It’s an easy recipe that you can enjoy every single day. It’s quick to make, and it’s full of good probiotics.
- ¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 to 2 tbsps maple syrup or raw honey
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp shallots, finely chopped (may also substitute with garlic)
- Put all ingredients in a jar.
- Seal the jar.
- Shake until thoroughly combined.
- You can store this dressing in the fridge and enjoy it for two weeks.
Frozen Orange Pops
A fun way to give your kids their much-needed dose of vitamin C. Grown-ups will love these, too!
- 4 cups orange juice (no pulp)
- 1 cup Greek yogurt (0%)
- 2 tsp orange zest
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 drops NatriSweet Vanilla Stevia Liquid Drops
- Simmer honey and orange juice in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk occasionally. Cook until reduced to about two cups (about 25 minutes).
- Cool completely before transferring to pop molds.
- Add the orange mixture to a blender. Pour in orange zest, yogurt, vanilla stevia, and a pinch of salt. Puree until smooth.
- Transfer into pop molds. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
- Run the pops under warm water to unmold. Serve!