Susie Burrell reminds us that eating a healthy and balanced diet is integral for maintaining a healthy immune system.
In addition to eating a balanced diet that includes whole foods, adding foods that contain vitamins and minerals that are known for supporting the immune system is the first step to take.
Essential foods to add to your winter diet include spinach, strawberries, peanuts or a 100% natural peanut butter, almonds, garlic, ginger, sweet potato and foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids assist in reducing inflammation within the body to support the immune system and are typically found in different types of fish and flaxseeds.
Here’s my delicious Hot Chocolate Recipe – made with peanut butter!
1.5 tbsp Mayver’s Omega-3 Super Peanut Butter
1.5 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp boiling water
1 cup skim milk
15g 70% cocoa dark chocolate, grated (optional)
- Combine the cocoa powder, honey and boiling water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine.
- Add in peanut butter and whisk rapidly to form a thick consistency.
- Gradually pour in milk and continue to whisk over medium heat for a further two minutes.
- Pour hot chocolate mixture into a mug and top with grated dark chocolate (if desired). Serve immediately.