Strengthening our immune system has never been more important than it is today. Even if we wait for vaccines to show their effectiveness, we can boost our immunity by adding an essential nutrient to our diet – vitamin C. Also known as ascorbic acid, it is a powerful antioxidant that protects bones while building tissues helps and plays a key role in the absorption of iron from the food we consume. Since our bodies are unable to produce it, we can rely on a variety of fruits and vegetables with a regular dose of vitamin C.
And what could be better than including it in the first meal of the day? Here are five vitamin C-rich breakfast recipes you need to try right now. Look here:
Orange tofu dumplings
Any discussion of vitamin C is incomplete without mentioning oranges. The fruit is full of antioxidants and is heart healthy. Combine it with tofu, a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and you have a solid breakfast to immerse yourself in. Check out this unique and interesting dumpling recipe that has both ingredients. Click this link for the recipe.
Lentils and charred broccoli chaat
Loaded with vitamin C, broccoli is high on the healthy food list, which is why it has been maligned. But have you ever thought about not just steaming these cruciferous vegetables? Mix charred broccoli with dal, black beans, methis sprouts, papaya, and sweet lime and season with chaat masala, amchoor powder, balsamic vinegar, honey, and onions. You get a nutritious and tasty breakfast. Don’t you believe us Try it now and you will be reaching for second servings. Click here for the recipe.
Strawberry Chia Pudding
The list of health benefits of strawberries is pretty long. A cup of this red fruit gives you your daily need for vitamin C, which boosts immunity and acts as an excellent antioxidant. In addition, it strengthens the cornea and retina of the eye, fights cholesterol, keeps blood pressure in check and the skin becomes supple. For a perfect breakfast, combine strawberries with chia and low-fat milk to start the day on a sugar-free note. For the recipe click here.
Pineapple and kale smoothie
Pineapple is a sweet and juicy source of vitamin C and very moisturizing. Must have had pineapple juice or smoothie, but have you tried kale? Kale, also known as leaf kale, is rich in vitamins C, E, and K, which give your skin a healthy, youthful glow. This refreshing breakfast mix of two vitamin C-rich ingredients and bananas will keep you energized for hours. Click here for the recipe.
Mango coconut oat flakes
Mangoes, the king of summer fruits, are filled with beta-carotene and vitamin C, both of which boost your immunity, protect eyesight, and aid digestion. Instead of having a bowl of oats and milk for breakfast, prepare a fresh, delicious, filling breakfast of mangoes, coconut, and oatmeal with a little honey and a pinch of cinnamon to enhance the flavor. Here is the recipe.
Which of these nutritious breakfast recipes are you going to try next? Let us know in the comments section below.