During the dry, cold months of winter, our bodies are more susceptible to illness. How do you try to fend off illnesses, aside from staying well, hand washing and staying home if you feel slightly off? Getting plenty of vitamin c, of course! Live healthier and better by boosting your immunity. Try these five citrus-packed recipes that are loaded with vitamin c.
Recipe one: Super Vitamin C Smoothie
Say ‘no’ to germs as you sip on this mango, strawberry, pineapple, banana, non-dairy milk, flax seed and blueberry smoothie. It tastes good with whatever you like, but the fruits are high in vitamin c, a must when you are feeling under the weather.
Recipe two: Orange Chicken Salad
This Asian chicken salad is loaded with a sesame ginger dressing, greens, pistachio and plenty of orange juice and mandarin oranges. Crunch your way to good health!
Recipe three: Beef Pops with Pineapple and Parsley Sauce
Savory beef meets sweet pineapple and a rich parsley sauce. This goes well with a sauce, or with mashed potatoes for a full meal. It could also work as an appetizer. As a substitution, sirloin that has been marinated for seven hours also works.
Recipe four: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic
Candied Brussels sprouts come together with garlic for a side dish that goes with almost any meal. Serve these to elevate almost anything.
Recipe five: Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers
Peppers, which are vitamin c-rich, are topped with beans, tomatoes and hearty, stringy cheese. Talk about a filling meal! Serve with rice and a salad for a dinner that gets two thumbs up.
Five Additional Recipes
Bonus recipe one: Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip
Nuts, olive oil, peppers and pita toast meet up in this fun dip. This lighter take on an appetizer is sure to appeal, whether it is game day or just a normal day.
Bonus recipe two: Vitamin C Booster Smoothie
Orange, carrot and apple makes this the right wake up smoothie. It is colorful, refreshing and just what you need for a little extra boost. Garnish with ice cups or a slice of fruit.
Bonus recipe three: Southwestern Chicken Soup
Well this may look like the ordinary filling soup, looks can be deceiving: this veggie blend is packed with your favorite vitamin. Add a baguette on the side for a little something extra.
Bonus recipe four: Vitamin C Smoothie Cubes
Use these whenever your immune system is feeling run down. Oranges, papaya, mango and pineapple are mixed with orange cauliflower for a blend that truly shines. Add it to any non-dairy milk or orange juice for a quick morning jolt.
Bonus recipe five: Green Beans with Pomegranate
These colorful beans get an unexpected dose of pomegranate for sweetness to offset the savory tones. A must for roast dinners, this offers a new take on a classic.
Boost your vitamin c intake with these recipes. Fingers crossed for a healthier year. Stay well!