RecipeDaily Elixir

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 30
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 2 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium:55 mg

Whenever you feel the familiar and dreaded symptoms of a cold—or worse, the flu—coming on, whip up this daily elixir. It’s packed with thoughtful ingredients, including vitamin C, beta carotene, anti-viral compounds, antioxidants, and medicinal herbs, to help soothe symptoms and get you feeling better fast. Turn “ah-choo!” into “I’ll take two!”

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 4½ cups

• 4 cups chicken broth
• 2 cups sliced mushrooms (~8-ounce package)
• 2 cups baby carrots
• 1 red bell pepper, roughly cut into small pieces
• ½ teaspoon garlic powder
• ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
• ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder + pinch ground black pepper
• ¼ teaspoon oregano


Add all ingredients to a large pot and boil for 20 minutes (or until veggies are fork-tender). Purée in a blender or use an immersion blender in the pot. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately or stash in fridge and warm a mug in the microwave as needed. Alternatively, you can prep the recipe ahead of time, then freeze individual portions in an ice cube tray. Whenever you need a soothing sip, simply add a couple of cubes to a mug and warm as needed.

Nutrition information provided per ½ cup.

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