It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not jump start your day with foods that are nutritious and wholesome too? Whether you are cooking for just yourself, roommates or the entire family, these easy-to-make meals help build your body’s defense.
These recipes can easily be doubled and frozen so you can have enough on hand for weekly meal prep or to keep you stocked for several weeks.
Antioxidants are substances that reduces damage by fighting free radicals in your body to help protect your cells and tissues. Many antioxidants come from brightly colored fruits and vegetables like the carrots (a.k.a Beta Carotene) in this smoothie.
Adding Turmeric is also a great touch to any smoothie. Paired with a hint of ground black pepper, turmeric may dramatically increase the antioxidant capacity in the body and research shows its’ benefit in reducing inflammation.
Smoothies are a great way to pack in key nutrients like Vitamin C. This vitamin contributes to your body by helping cells perform at their best and protects against harmful pathogens. Oranges are the most known source of Vitamin C, but did you also know kiwi is also a great source? Even better, try sneaking some red bell pepper into your next smoothie creation to take the Vitamin C content to the next level. One cup of chopped pepper has three times as much vitamin C as oranges and it’s a great way to get your veggies in for the day!
Adding Kefir (or Greek Yogurt) to your smoothie is an excellent way to add some healthy bacteria to your gut, These fermented milk products may sound scary, but it actually contains powerful probiotics that help protect against bad bacteria and helps replenish good bacteria, especially if you are taking an antibiotic. Trust your gut and drink up!
This sweet, decadent smoothie bowl contains ginger, the secret ingredient in helping sooth stomach troubles. Ginger contains antioxidants like fruits and vegetables, but is a popular home remedy for nausea, stomach pain, and digestion.
Smoothie Storage and Freezing
Smoothies will stay fresh for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. We recommend that you freeze your smoothie in a glass mason jar or reusable plastic freezer jar. Make sure to leave ½” at the top of the jar as the smoothie will expand as it freezes. Frozen smoothies will last up to 3 months in the freezer. To defrost, place the smoothie jar in the refrigerator overnight.
Eggs are making a comeback with their rich yellow yolks. In fact, the yolk is a rich source of protein and contains vitamin A, Vitamin B-12, and Selenium – three key nutrients in keeping the immune system healthy.
Quiche Storage and Freezing
Mini quiches will stay fresh for 3 days. They will also freeze incredibly well! We recommend storing in a single layer in a resealable freezer bag. They will last up to 3 months in the freezer. To reheat, place in a 350°F oven for 12 minutes or place in a microwave on medium power for 45 seconds.