Eat Autumn . simple immune boosting recipe


The most nourishing things for your body are often the simplest. This is a favourite amongst nutrition practitioners and for good reason, its so simple and effective.

Apples are currently in abundance here in the UK so the perfect time to make this fool proof immune boosting recipe. Best ones to use for this are Bramley cooking apples as they are higher in pectin (the soluble dietary fibre that helps keep things regular), Apples can change the composition of bacteria in the body to favour an anti inflammatory mix which isn’t just great news for the gut but for the body overall. The addition of cinnamon is great as it helps control blood sugar and cardamom for its digestant properties.

This recipe is amended from the original by Michael Ash

Link to the original article which contains the science on why this recipe is helpful for immunity is at the end of this post.


6 Bramley cooking apples (or apples of choice preferably grown organically)

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

  • 3-4 cardamom pods


    Wash and core the apples, chopping them into small evenly sized pieces.

    Put all the ingredients in a covered pan and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring regularly. Cook until soft with rough shapes, no longer identifiable as apple slices. The colour should be a russet brown because of the cinnamon.

    These may be eaten warm, room temperature or cold as it is. There is a second step you could add to increase the immune boosting capacity.

One capsule of each of these probiotic strains, opened and sprinkled on top and mixed in with the apple ~ Lactobacillus gg / Bifidobacterium / Saccharomyces Boulardii

Add a spoonful of organic live yoghurt or coconut yoghurt and 1/2 tablespoon of ground organic flaxseeds on top and enjoy.


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original article ~