Although fall and winter are traditionally the times of year you may find your immune system challenged, it’s important to support your immune health year-round. In addition to incorporating exercise into your daily routine and getting plenty of sleep, working the right combination of nutrients into your diet is one very important way to stay strong.
So, which types of nutrients should you be feeding your body? Here’s the list:
• Mineral and vitamin-rich foods
• Sufficient healthy protein
• Premium omega oils
• Plenty of antioxidants from fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs
These ingredients should all be on the menu. For busy parents, business men and women, and other individuals who follow a hectic schedule, proper meal planning might sound easier than it actually is. Luckily, there’s another way to ensure you receive those immune-important nutrients your body needs. How?
Simply work Eniva Health supplements into the drinks or meals you’re already preparing! Need a few ideas to help you get started? Check out the recipes below for immune-friendly ways to cook with Eniva Health products.
Yummy Cold Buster Vinaigrette Dressing
This citrus vinaigrette is full of natural ingredients and tastes great as a dressing for spinach, kale, or arugula in addition to being a yummy marinade for slaw. It can also be used for a chicken or fish marinade, a zesty summer salsa, or a chopped veggies dish.
• 3/4 cup Eniva Salad Oil
• 2 Tbsp. Eniva Cold Buster
• 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
• 3 Tbsp. orange juice
• 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
• 1/4 tsp. salt
• 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
• 1/8 tsp. black pepper
• 1/8 tsp. dried oregano
• Optional: poppy seeds
Combine all ingredients in a container and shake well. Chill, then add to favorite salad material or veggies dish.
Creamy Cold Buster Dessert
This healthy, no added sugar (and vegan!), dessert works Cold Buster into a yummy fruit puree topping. If you prefer the taste of dairy, you can change out the vegan butter and condensed coconut milk for dairy options. Enjoy!
FOR COCONUT CRUST
• 2 cups almond or rice flour
• 1 cup vegan butter, melted
• 1/4 cup shredded coconut
• 3 Tbsp. chia seeds or flaxseed
FOR CREAMY LAYER
• 2 cups pre-soaked cashews or almonds
• 3/4 cup sweetened condensed coconut milk
• ¼ cup Eniva Natural Power Whey Protein
•1/4 cup shredded coconut
• 3/4 tsp. vanilla
• 1/2 cup water
FOR COLD BUSTER PUREE LAYER
• 1.5 cups peeled mango or peach or nectarine chunks
• 2 Tbsp Eniva Cold Buster
• 4 tsp. arrowroot powder
• 1/2 Tbsp. water
• 1/2 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice
Soak cashews or almonds for a minimum of 4+ hours. Or you can soak overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Add the crust ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend; lumpy batter is okay. Add crust batter to an 8″ x 8″ cake pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approx. 20 minutes or until golden brown.
While the crust bakes, drain the soaked cashews or almonds. Add the coconut cream layer ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Start with only ¼ cup water then add the rest, as needed, to thin to a custard-like consistency. After crust is done baking and cooled, pour coconut mixture over the crust and spread. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until hardened.
While coconut layer freezes, mix the arrowroot powder, water, lemon, or lime juice until the powder is dissolved. Add the mixture, mango or peach or nectarine chunks, and Cold Buster to a blender and blend until a puree-like consistency is achieved.
To achieve a thicker consistency, add more arrowroot; to achieve a thinner consistency, add more water. If you prefer a sweeter taste for the puree, add your favorite sweetener. Pour the puree on top of the coconut layer and spread. Freeze until hardened—about two hours. Cut into bars or wedges.
Healthy Tumeric Veggie Soup
This soup contains whole food ingredients that are absolutely delicious, and the Eniva Cold Buster takes it up a notch for immunity. If you’re looking to add more protein, replace the rice with quinoa or add chopped chicken or tofu.
• 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
• 1/3 cup long grain rice
• 3 large carrots peeled and chopped
• 1 large crown broccoli chopped and/or 2 cups cauliflower chopped
• 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
• 1 medium yellow or green zucchini squash
• 1 cup coconut milk
• 2-inch ginger piece, peeled and grated
• 1 tsp ground turmeric
• 1 Tbsp. Eniva Gourmet Cooking Oil
• 2 Tbsp. lime juice
• 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
• 1/2 tsp. sea salt
• 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
• Optional: ½ small onion, sliced
• 1/4 cup Eniva Cold Buster – NOTE: do not add until soup is done cooking
Combine ingredients in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook 15 to 20 minutes more, or until the vegetables achieve your preferred texture.
As soup begins to cool, stir in ¼ cup Eniva Cold Buster. Do not add the Cold Buster during the boiling process—only add right before serving your meal.
Orange Splash Immune Smoothie
This refreshing drink not only tastes good, but it’s packed full of immune ingredients that will keep you feeling strong and vibrant. It incorporates Eniva Immune Armor Cold Buster and Natural Power Whey Protein for added nutrients.
• 1 oz. Eniva Cold Buster
• 2 cups orange juice / or 1 full peeled orange + 1 cup orange juice
• 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
• 1 cup yogurt
• 2 cups ice
• 2 tbsp. sugar or 1/4 teaspoon stevia; add more if desired
• Optional: 3 Scoops Eniva Natural Power Whey Protein; add 1 cup water
• Optional: 1/8 teaspoon grated ginger or dried ginger powder
Combine ingredients in blender. Garnish with orange slice or several strawberries. Serve immediately. (Thank you Pauline Campbell for the inspiration for this recipe!)
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