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The immune boost you will thank us for later!  

Autumn is well and truly here, that magical time of year when the days get colder, yet everything seems warmer. The sun sets lower and earlier in the day, allowing us to pay attention to the golden warmth around us.  

Some of us may be finding it hard to come to terms with the summer slowly becoming a distant memory, as we prepare for daylight saving and the dreaded flu season. In this blog, we will be sharing our best kept ‘not so secret’ immune-boosting supplements along with three delicious recipes to share with family and friends.   

Vitamin D   

As the sunny days grow shorter and we move closer to the winter months, we may find our immune systems have to work twice as hard to fight off colds, cases of flu and the feeling of fatigue. Our bodies need an adequate level of vitamins and minerals to fight against infections.  

It's a fact that increasing your daily dose of Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, is essential to maintaining healthy bones, muscles, teeth and the normal function of the immune system. Supplementing Vitamin D allows us to stay as active as ever throughout the autumn and winter months and helps keep infections at bay.     

Green Magic   

Vitamin D isn't the only weapon that can help us fight through the colder months. Superfoods, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants act as an incredible defence and support our immune systems all year round.  
 
I am sure you have heard us mention our award-winning Green Magic numerous times. We can't get enough of this super blend, and neither can our customers. Read the reviews for yourself! 

However, for those of you who are new to the world of superfoods, Green Magic contains 16 of the most powerful ingredients. You may have heard of spirulina, wheatgrass and chlorella. Just three Tsp of Green Magic can deliver almost double the UK’s recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables!  

Quick Immune Boosting Recipes  

But not everything is doom and gloom during the colder season, as the opportunity to indulge in delicious yet healthy dishes to warm us up from this inside comes around once again.  
 
Here are just three Immune-boosting recipes that will deliver much-needed nutrients for the winter season. And, with a sprinkle of Green Magic here and there, your bodies won’t even realise it’s winter.  

Boosting Smoothie  

smoothie

Ingredients:  
- 2 Tsp Green Magic 
- fresh pineapple (approx. 200g)  
- 1 peeled orange  
- 1 diced carrot  
- 1diced apple  
- fresh ginger (approx. 3cm)  
- handful of parsley  
- 1 cup of water or coconut water  
Optional honey or agave to taste  

Method:  
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. 
  

Pumpkin soup with turmeric  

 Ingredients:  
- 1 small pumpkin peeled and diced pumpkin  
- 2 large sweet potatoes 
- 2 Carrots  
- 1 diced onion  
- 2 cloves of garlic  
- 1 thumb of fresh turmeric or 1-2 tsp of turmeric powder 
- grated fresh ginger (2 cm)  
- 1/2 cup of vegetable broth  
- 1 tin of coconut milk  
- coriander 
- 2 tsp of Green Magic (add it as the last ingredient directly to your plate) 
 
Method:  
In a saucepan boil, the pumpkin, potatoes and carrot. In a separate pan fry, the onion, garlic and chilli if used. Once cooked add all ingredients to a blender with coconut milk and broth, blend until it is a smooth consistency. Depending on how thick you like your soup add extra water if needed. Transfer the soup mix back to the saucepan to fully heat through. 
 
Add 2tsp of Green Magic per bowl as the last step and mix well.   
Serve with coriander and croutons.  
 

Chicken baked in tomatoes and herbs. 

Ingredients:  
- 500 g chicken breast fillets 
- 2 handfuls of fresh tomatoes  
-1 courgette  
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic   
- handful of grated cheese  
- fresh thyme or dried thyme  
- 2 tablespoons of Green Magic  
- salt, pepper, garlic powder  
  
Method:  
Cut fillets in half and flatten. Season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Transfer to a baking dish and add the tomatoes, sprigs of fresh thyme and crushed garlic. Bake for 30 minutes and add cheese of choice. Bake for a further 10 minutes.  
Serve with seasoned roast potatoes and Green Magic. 
 
Why not try some of our highly active supplements to help you through the colder season.   
 
Green Magic: is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as folate, vitamin C and potassium. Good source of dietary fibre. High in antioxidants.  
 
Vitamin D3: optimises normal blood calcium levels. Contributes to normal joint health, absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus. Plays an important role in cell division. Supports bones and muscles. 
 
Turmeric: contains vitamin D3, which helps strengthen the immune system and supports bone and muscle function.  
 
Red Magic: contains 15 fruits, seeds and plant extracts from natural sources, plus vitamin C. Helps lower cholesterol and boosts the immune system.