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Cold Comfort

Three super immune-boosting recipes to fend off winter colds and flu.

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Whether you’re sidelined with a cold or flu, or just want to prevent getting sick in the first place, here are three easy recipes that will have you feeling better in no time: a cold-busting hot tea (secret ingredients: honey and ginger), a soothing ”chicken” noodle soup, and a sweet smoothie loaded with vitamin C.

Rosehip, Chamomile & Ginger Tea

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When you’ve got the cold or flu, it’s essential to load up on caffeine-free liquids to keep you hydrated. Herbal teas, like this one featuring chamomile, are soothing. Add a touch of honey to ease sore throats and suppress coughs.

Get the recipe here.

Blueberry-Beet Smoothie

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This dairy-free smoothie is loaded with healthy goodness. Beets are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium, and blueberries are high in antioxidants.

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Vegan ”Chicken” Noodle Soup

Vegan “Chicken” Noodle Soup
Photo by Kate Kosaya

This soup is quick and easy to make, and it has a classic taste—like it was simmered for hours—that’ll cure anything that ails you. 

Get the recipe here.