The Best Immune-Boosting Soup Recipe

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Detox immune-boosting soup is the perfect way to give your immune system a boost during the colder months. This warm and comforting soup is full of antioxidants that will give your immune system a great jump start.

With the fall season in full swing and the potential for a constant stream of gatherings, there’s never been a better time to try this yummy detox immune-boosting soup recipe! I filled This soup with delicious onions, carrots, celery, chicken, chickpeas, herbs, and spices! Soup is an easy way to set in all those antioxidant-rich foods because everyone loves soup!

Immune Boosting Foods

A healthy and balanced diet is the easiest way to start taking care of your body. Your body’s immune system is your first line of defense against viruses, colds, and the flu. Here are a few foods that can help you strengthen your body’s immune system.

Citrus

Citrus foods such as grapefruits, oranges, clementines, tangerines, lemons, and limes are great sources of vitamin C. It is said that White blood cell production increases when you take in more vitamin C. This is important when trying to fight off infections. This is why I like to add the juice of one fresh lemon to my immune-boosting soup.

Broccoli

Broccoli is packed full of fiber, minerals, and vitamins such as A, C, and E. The less you cook it, the more nutritious it is for your body. When I add broccoli to my soup, I add the broccoli and leafy greens like kale last.

Garlic

Garlic has some of the best immune-boosting properties that are said to come from heavy concentrations of sulfur-containing compounds like allicin.

Tumeric

Tumeric is the perfect anti-inflammatory. High levels of curcumin give turmeric its vibrant color. Curcumin is looked at as an antiviral and immune booster.

Kale

There’s no more nutritious dark leaf green on the planet than kale. It is packed full of minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins, particularly vitamins A, C, and K. Like broccoli, the less you cook kale, the more it maintains its nutrients.

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Immune Boosting Soup

Immune Boosting Soup Vegan

Since my family and I are mainly plant-based, I always like to give vegan substitutions. My recipe for immune-boosting soup can be vegan. Instead of using chicken broth, you can use vegetable broth. I usually opt to add more salt and herbs when I use vegetable broth. Instead of chicken, you can use chickpeas or white beans for a wonderful source of protein.

Immune Boosting Soup Chicken

This detox immune-boosting soup calls chicken. Although we are a mainly plant-based family, nothing compares to chicken soup. Cysteine is in chicken. which is associated with the decrease in the mucus linked with colds. Chicken also contains B6 and this is an important ingredient in the creations of healthy new red blood cells. Chicken is also heavy in vitamins A and C, magnesium, phosphorus, and antioxidants. So if chicken is your thing, go ahead and add about a cup of chopped chicken to your soup.

Turkey is also great poultry meat to add instead of chicken. It contains many of the same properties that chicken does.

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The Best Immune Boosting Soup Recipe

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The Best Immune Boosting Soup

Warm immune boosting soup. It's packed with delicious carrots, celery, chicken, herbs and spices. that are sure to make your soul and body feel good. It's filled with antioxidants and is sure to boost your immunity!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Soup, Immune Boosting, Vegan Soup
Servings: 10
Author: johnniemay

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 small white onion
  • 2 tsps minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp oregano fresh is preferred but dried is fine
  • 1 tsp thyme fresh is preferred but dried is fine
  • 1 tsp basil fresh is preferred but dried is fine
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 8 cups chicken broth (64 ozs) use veggie broth if making vegan or vegetarian version
  • 2 bay leaves fresh is preferred but dried is fine
  • 1 can chickpeas or white beans
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 cups diced kale
  • 1 cup diced broccoli

Instructions

  • Dice 1 small white onion, 3 stalks of celery, and 3 carrots. Add 2 tablespoons of olive to a hard-bottomed pot over medium heat. Then add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until veggies are soft (about 5 minutes.)
  • Turn heat down to medium-low. Add 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of oregano, 1 teaspoon of thyme, 1 teaspoon of basil, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional, salt, and pepper. Stir well. Cook for about 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add 8 cups of chicken or veggie broth to the pot. Stir well. Then add 2 bay leaves.
  • Add 1 can of chickpeas or white beans. Raise heat and bring the pot to a boil. Then cover, lower heat to low, and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add in 2 cups of diced cooked chicken, 2 cups of diced raw kale, and 1 cup of diced broccoli. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Serve with crackers. Enjoy!

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