Immunity is everything. Your immune system does an immense job of taking care of you, and has the profound capability to protect you through everything, provided that you support your immune system with a diet that is rich in nutrients and loaded with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Your immune system requires the support of immune boosting foods, not occasionally, but regularly. One of the ways that you can be healthy and full of vitality is to eat immune boosting foods often. Most of my recipes are plant based, as I believe that a diet that is rich in plant foods is optimal, but I also like to include a small portion of quality animal protein. If you do as well, try this recipe. You can use Indian Salmon as well, or a wild caught local fish which you love. Salmon works great in this recipe, which is why I included this, and also because many of my readers are everywhere!
As you’ll keep seeing through all my recipes, I have three stars of the show, in this case, it’s salmon, beetroot and oregano. Remember my mantra, which is enjoy food from concept to creation to consumption! You really want to bring your awareness. Intention matters. If you think that your immune system needs a boost, try this simple recipe, loaded with brilliant ingredients.
Let’s breakdown the ingredients of this recipe before going into it.
- Salmon– Salmon is a fatty fish that is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, and play a key role in immune system support. Omega-3 from fatty fish down regulates inflammation, and supports immune system recovery. Eating fatty fish two or three times a week is one of nature’s flu vaccines. Skip the vaccine and the antibiotics this season. Instead, reach for fatty fish!
- Beetroot– Beetroot is not used by so many people because it’s high in sugar, but it’s also rich in phytonutrients called polyphenols and Vitamin C, both of which help your adrenal glands and your immune system. It’s great for gut healing and liver health. There are a ton of vitamins and minerals. For more information on vitamins and minerals, read my e-book!
- Oregano– Oregano is an anti-microbial powerhouse! Loaded with the power to fight every infection, oregano protects you from bacteria and virus like a shield! When I catch a cold that gets aggressive, I reach for oregano, rather than antibiotics.
Always remind yourself that food is medicine! If you try this out and love it as much as I do, share a picture on instagram and tag me @phytothrivefunctionalnutrition!
Three star ingredients that are immune stars, to get yourself out of the loop of falling sick frequently
- 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 1 Tbsp Wheat Free Tamari
- 2 Fillets Salmon 4 Ounce
- 2 Tbsp Herb butter Replace if Vegan
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 2 Whole Beets Peeled and Cubed, or as Wedges
- 2 Tbsp Oregano Fresh or dried
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Lemon Optional
- 1 pinch Pepper
- 1 Cup Grass fed Butter
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Coriander Leaves chpped
- 1 Tbsp Parsley chopped
- 1 Tbsp Basil chopped
For the herb butter, combine one cup organic grass fed butter, 1 clove smashed garlic, 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves, 1 tbsp parsley, 1 tbsp basil and salt. I usually prep this and have it in my refridgerator beforehand.
Cut the beetroot into 1/2 cm squares. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Toss beets with one Tbsp olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Place the beets on a baking tray and roast until they’re cooked. (about10-12 minutes
Combine herb butter and honey in a bowl. When the butter is soft, add in the mustard. Meanwhile, heat the herb butter in an oven-proof pan over high heat. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper, then add to the pan, flesh side down. Cook until browned on the one side (5 minutes). Flip the fillets. Apply half the honey mustard and place the pan in the oven. Bake until fish is firm and flakes easily. Remove fillets from the oven and brush with more honey mustard.