In the times like these where health has become the primary focus of the world, it is important to understand that a subtle tweak in our daily diet for a healthy lifestyle is the need of the hour. Foods that boost immunity and pack our diet with essential vitamins and minerals are the way forward, and the best part is that there are a plenty of them! A look into your kitchen pantry will give you many such food items that you can use to create healthy concoctions to not just boost immunity but also shed some kilos!
While kadhas and teas are an instant reliever, smoothies are one of the easiest ways to pack in nutrients and taste together. Not only does a glass of smoothie help us stay hydrated, they also give us instant energy along with ensuring a wholesome meal that would keep us full for long, further promoting weight loss. And when it comes to healthy spices and herbs that can be added to our diets to boost immunity, turmeric and cinnamon are two of the most popular ones that strike the mind. Besides that, orange is one of the fruits that is known to boost our immune system.
Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is well known for its anti-bacterial properties along with its ability to fight inflammation and soothe the discomfort that comes with cold and cough. Curcumin, an active polyphenol present in turmeric is replete with strong, immunity-boosting properties.
Benefits of Orange
A rich source of immunity-boosting vitamin C, orange makes for an excellent option to include in juices, smoothies and salads. When combined with spices such as cinnamon and turmeric, it may work wonders for our health.
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Here we have an excellent, quick and easy orange, turmeric and yogurt smoothie that you can make at home in a few minutes to boost your immunity and also lose some weight along!
Orange, Turmeric And Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
A wholesome mix of orange juice, mangoes, yogurt, walnuts, turmeric, cinnamon and banana, this smoothie is the quick morning meal you need. Simply put all ingredients together and blend! The addition of bananas and walnuts make it a high-protein smoothie while yogurt makes sure it is low on calories!
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Even though this smoothie recipe uses honey and vanilla extract, you can completely skip them if you want to make it a low sugar one. Banana, orange juice and mangoes are already naturally sweet.
This immunity-boosting, high-protein smoothie can be a healthy addition to your morning meal. Try it at home and share your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.