January 25

Top 3 Paleo Immune-Booster Recipes

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by Rob Baker

It can be challenging to figure out the best foods or recipes to eat to boost your immune system when adhering to a paleo meal plan. Thankfully, the internet is full of delicious recipes, including the following top three.

1. Orange Banana Smoothie

A single orange makes up approximately 80% of your recommended dose of vitamin C, and this recipe uses two oranges. Additionally, each serving of the orange banana smoothies contains 14% of daily recommendations for magnesium. The best part is, this immune-boosting drink only requires four ingredients — including water — and it will be ready in about ten minutes.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup frozen coconut cubes

  • 1 banana, frozen

  • 4 oranges, peeled

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 teaspoons raw honey (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine the oranges, banana, coconut cubes, and water in the base of a high-speed blender.

  2. Process on high for 45 seconds or until the mixture is thoroughly blended. The texture should be thick and creamy.

  3. Serve immediately.

2. Tropical Breakfast Bowl

Are you looking for a rapid-fire way to improve your body's immune-boosting potential? Look no further than this incredible 5-minute breakfast bowl packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and probiotics.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons goji berries or fresh raspberries

  • 1 kiwi peeled and diced

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

  • ½ mango fresh diced

  • 1 teaspoon raw cacao nibs

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

Instructions:

  1. In a separate bowl, mix the maple syrup and yogurt together.

  2. Using two individual bowls or meal prep containers, divide the contents evenly.

  3. Divide the remaining ingredients into the bowls or containers, topping evenly with the kiwi and mango.

3. Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is a staple for a good reason: every spoonful is packed with nutritious ingredients that help boost your immune system. This Paleo-friendly soup is easy to make and will yield four servings, enough for you and the whole family.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb chicken breast

  • 3 cups celery, chopped

  • 3 cups carrots, chopped

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 8 garlic cloves, minced

  • 5 cups of water

  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated

  • ½ Tbsp basil

  • ½ cup onion, chopped

  • Sea salt and Black Pepper, for taste

  • Optional: 1 Jalapeno pepper, sliced, for an extra kick

Instructions:

  1. Put the chicken and some water in a stockpot, cover it and cook on medium heat. The water should cover the chicken. You want to bring it to a boil.

  2. Once the ingredients are boiling, you need to reduce the heat and allow the ingredients to simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes. The chicken should be cooked through. Once cooked, remove from the heat and allow it to cool.

  3. Add the broth to the water and cook on medium heat. If you prefer to use fresh water, you can, 5 cups.

  4. Combine all remaining ingredients, including the chicken, shredded, into the pot. Allow the soup to come to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and allow it to simmer. Keep the soup covered and cook until the vegetables are tender.

Do you know of any other immune-boosting and paleo-friendly recipes? Leave a comment below with a description.


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