It’s that time of year again – sore throat, sneezing, coughing and feeling under the weather – cold and flu season is officially here. Prepare for the long haul of dodging illness in any shape or form with these immune supportive recipes for cold and flu season.
Edible Ice in a Jar
Sore throat? Ease the pain and numb the swelling with frozen foods.
Try freezing any beverage in ice trays and suck on the cubes or try making faux Italian ice and eat it with a spoon. When it melts it can soothe a sore throat while also aiding hydration. Try making it with half a cup of orange juice, water or herbal tea in a mason jar and freeze overnight.
Vitamin C Gummies
Vitamin C is an antioxidant in fruits and vegetables that helps support immunity and has been shown to reduce the length of a cold. But when you’re sick, washing and slicing produce isn’t always a priority. So, before cold or flu makes its way into your home, one solution is to prep gelatin gummies for a tasty snack that delivers key nutrients like vitamin C.
To prepare, heat two cups Florida Orange Juice on the stovetop until steaming, add seven tablespoons of unflavored gelatin in and whisk until smooth. Pour liquid into silicone gummy molds, refrigerate for an hour before consuming, and store in the fridge thereafter.
Turmeric Drink Shot
Support your immune system with a healthy blend of antioxidant foods like turmeric, ginger, lemon and honey. Blend these together in a nutrient-dense drink to keep immunity strong and to help aid in cold and flu recovery.
Don’t let cold and flu get you down. You can find these and other recipes to help support your immunity at floridacitrus.ca/oj.