Falling sick is not a risk you want to take, especially not now, and it is always better to be safe than regretful. However, it should also be noted that our bodies do not build up immunity overnight; one needs to balance their food habits and eat healthy, home-cooked meals over a period of time. But you can also incorporate some immunity-boosting drinks to your diet. Alphinah Ashinai, Food and Beverage Manager at Vana Dehradun, India, shares healthy immunity boost drinks:
Recipe Type: Decoction
Preparation Time: 6 minutes
Serving Time: 7 minutes
250 ml water
Black pepper 6-8 nos
Clove 5 - 6
Cinnamon bark 1 mm
Ginger chopped 1 tsp
Fresh Tulsi leave 6 - 8 nos
Put all the ingredients together except honey and give one boil and in gentle simmer it for another 5-6 minutes and serve.
Mint, Lemongrass And White Tea Concoction
Recipe Type: Concoction
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Infusion Time: 4 minutes
1tsp white tea
1tsp chop lemongrass
A sprig of fresh mint leaves
250 ml water
Take 250ml of water boil it in a pan.
Add white tea and lemongrass in it and steep it for 4 minutes or add all the ingredients and boil it for2-3 minutes.
Strain it and serve warm.
Alleviates fatigue and improves immunity
Orange, Papaya Agua Fresca
Recipe Type: Mixology
Preparation Time: 4 minutes
4 cups peeled, deseeded ripe papaya
1½ cups freshly squeezed orange juice
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1½ cups water
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
Put papaya, orange juice and lime juice in a blender, blend it until smooth.
Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher or large glass jar.
Discard solid parts, add water and stir it, add honey (optional).
Pour into a glass and serve, garnish with orange.
Cleanse the digestive system and improves immunity
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