19 Healthy Citrus Recipes To Boost The Immune System

Citrus Fruits like lemon, orange, grapefruit that good for our health, protect any kind of infection. These are some healthy citrus recipes to boost the immune system and get lots of nutrients like protein, fiber, and vitamin, especially Vitamin C. 

Winter is citrus season. Fresh Citrus Fruits comes at the best during winter months. They add a nice and refreshing flavor in any kind of recipe any time of the year and give a healthy dose of vitamin C.

Mainly we are going sick and feel so bad because of the cold. And sometimes we are suffering from fever. To get out of this germs and cold our body need protein, vitamin and lots of nutrients. We take healthy foods at that time. These lemon, orange, grapefruit-like citrus fruits help to become healthy ad protect our body again.

Also citrus fruits are good to take and cover the body from any kind of germs, infection like bacteria, virus etc. You can eat citrus fruits directly by the juice or add in the recipes below.

We know citrus fruits are always helps our body and immune system. But what kind of citrus fruits we are talking about? 

These are some fruits that you can find around December to April. –
– Orange
– Lemon
– Lime
– Grapefruits
– other hybrids and varieties

What are the benefits you can get from Citrus Fruits:

Like other fruits, citrus fruits are very nutritious, an excellent source of vitamin C, with minerals and plant compounds that helps our health strong from any infection.
These are also a good source of fiber.
They are low in calories, also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
They could help to protect from cancer risk, kidney stone and blood pressure.
They have lots of nutrients that boost health and protect our brain too!
How to make or use Citrus fruits at home?
There are many dishes that you adding citrus fruits for flavor that create a delicious and healthy dish, because of citrus fruits have lots of good compound and nutrients, adding it that good for health.
To make any dishes, peeling the skin off, and there are 3 ways you will prepare or use these fruits in your recipe. 1st take the fruits but check, the fruits have to good in condition (means not more ripe or decompose condition). Pick the ones that are defect-free and feel heavy for their size. Depending on how you want to use them.
By Juicing Process – For juicing, basically squeeze the fruit and use strainer to remove the juice. Zesting Process – If your recipe requires that to need the zest of the fruit, then you remove the zest from the fruit. This process mainly require for flavor in the recipe.  
Additionally, if you don’t take the juice now, then you can store it at room temperature.
Here few healthy citrus recipes for Vitamin C and help to keep strong your immune system –

19. POMEGRANATE FRESH ORANGE FRUIT SALAD

This citrus boost salad made with mandarin oranges, pomegranate, candied almonds, sliced avocado, and feta cheese. Light, refreshing, summer or winter based salad best for meal prep and that good for Vitamin C, help to keep strong your immune system.
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Pomegranate Orange Salad
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18. AIR FRYER ORANGE CHICKEN

Are you go like Air Fryer Chicken recipes? This Orange lime chicken recipe is the best with rice. So crispy, tossed in very delicious and yummy sauce that make the recipe juicy and easy to make at home, ready just within 30 minutes in your table for dinner meal. This chicken breasts recipes mainly goes well with rice, chowmein, polao, roti etc, that is up to you that you want to serve, ready within 20 minutes.
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Orange Chicken
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17. LOW-CARB FUDGY ORANGE COFFEE CAKE

Coffee lover will love that recipe – Orange Coffee Cake. So healthy, keto friendly, low in carb, high in fiber and protein that perfect for breakfast, snack or you can add this recipe in dessert items. Also it is dairy free, nut free who don’t like this at all, this lemon cake is good for them.
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Orange Coffee Cake
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16. TUNA AND BACON QUINOA BOWL

With tart cherry tomatoes, premium quality tuna, nutty quinoa, and salty bacon in this Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl and with a lemony vinaigrette, the recipe is perfect for quick meal prep for lunch or dinner.
Here few ‘meal prep healthy recipes‘ ideas that go well for lunch and dinner, also best for weight loss.
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Tuna and Bacon Quinoa Bowl
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15. LEMON RICOTTA PANCAKE

These lemon pancakes are bursting with flavor and always a hit for breakfast or brunch! It makes soft and fluffy pancakes with a hint of lemon zest flavor, easy to make at home.
Also, check out ricotta cheese recipes to change your mood.

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Lemon Ricotta Pancake
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14. HONEY GARLIC LEMON BAKE SALMON

Are you looking for easy crispy grilled or baked creamy salmon recipe? Here you get garlic butter lemon baked salmon pan recipe in foil. How to make this easy healthy side dish and low carb, also keto friendly salmon recipe at home.

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Honey Garlic Bake Salmon
(Image: Crispyfoodidea)

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13. GRAPEFRUIT YOGURT CAKE

Yogurt based grapefruit cake is another new idea to celebrate any occasion and best ever dessert. Try this new recipe of lemon dessert at home.

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Grapefruit Yogurt Cake
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12. GRAPEFRUIT BREAKFAST BRULEE

This easy Grapefruit Breakfast Brulee is a delicious, lightly sweetened citrus treat that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a light dessert! Also get Vitamin C to grow your immunity.

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Grapefruit Breakfast Brûlée
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11. BLOOD ORANGE CRUSH

This Blood Orange Crush is what you need for any holiday weekend. It’s refreshing, juicy, sweet in flavor, low in calories, loaded with fresh red orange juice! This drink is perfect to celebrate any occasion or any party.
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Blood Orange Crush
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10. GREEK-STYLE ROAST CHICKEN WITH GARLIC LEMON

This Greek-style roasted lemon garlic chicken is delicious and perfect for a weekend dinner. Packed with whole or half chicken thighs, olive oil, spices, lemon juices, garlic for flavor. It’s Whole30 and keto friendly dish that good for chicken lover!
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Roast Chicken with Garlic Lemon
(Image: irenamacri)

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Want some Lemon Recipes?
Lemon contains lots of nutrients and specially Vit C which is help our immune system strong and healthy too! Dishes that you can adding lemon zest and juices for flavor that make your recipes so delicious and flavorful.

Easy Lemon Bread
Lemon Sorbet
Lemon Chickpea Orzo Soup
Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Caper Sauce

9. HADDOCK WITH LIME CILANTRO BUTTER

Here the haddock with lime cilantro butter recipe is best ever dinner or thanksgiving dinner or holiday lunch recipe. Made with broil fish and topping with lots of lime juice, cilantro and butter. Try now!
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Haddock with Lime Cilantro Butter
(Image: tasteofhome)

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8. LEMON PEPPER ASPARAGUS

Delicious Juicy Lemon Pepper Asparagus so crisp-tender and with pepper lemon dressing made just incredible! Ready within 15 minutes on you table, vagan and paleo this dish are on your dinner plate as side dish for any meal!
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Lemon Pepper Asparagus
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7. BLOOD ORANGE CREME BRULEE

This Blood Orange Crème Brûlée Recipe remind you the moments of Valentine’s day. Rich and creamy vanilla custard in flavor topped with caramelized red citrus classic dessert is best for thanksgiving and any holiday too! I’m sure after seeing how to make the recipe you will make it at home.

There are some Thanksgiving desserts that you will like.
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Blood Orange Creme Brulee
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6. GLUTEN FREE CITRUS CHIFFON CAKE

Loaded with lemon, lime, and orange zest, this Gluten Free easy to make Citrus Chiffon pound Cake is a best thanksgiving or holiday or you can say summer dessert. The flavor of lemon and orange combination create heaven like situation that will please your taste buds after take a bite.
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Citrus Chiffon Cake
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5. BLUEBERRY LEMON OVERNIGHT OATS

Overnight oat is healthy and adding lemon and blueberry the dish will the best for breakfast. So creamy, juicy, full of protein this easy citrus recipe perfect for quick and easy to make meal prep for busy workweek.

Suggested: 9 Healthy Overnight Oat Recipes

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Blueberry Lemon Overnight Oats
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5. BERRY ORANGE SPINACH SALAD WITH CITRUS BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

This healthy citrus salad recipe made with berry, orange, spinach and other simple few ingredients that so much good for our health which is best for meal prep for lunch and dinner. And with adding citrus fruit orange that we know, good for health and also help and boost our immune system as well. Also you can add red onion in that salad.
Check out 16 healthy salad dressing recipes that best for meal prep for summer.
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Berry Orange Spinach Salad
(Image: yayforfood)

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4. MEYER LEMON PIE

This easy lemon sweet tart pie is a tart that sweet, tangy dessert made with whole Meyer lemons. So smooth, every bite is just creamy lemon and is so delicious and this tart is my of the best recipe of healthy citrus recipes ever.
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Meyer Lemon Pie
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theunlikelybaker)

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Grapefruit Recipes

Side by side looking for grapefruit recipes?

Grapefruit is sweet, tangy, and citrus burst fruit, not just breakfast, make another dishes like salads, desserts, cocktail and with grapefruit you can make diet food as well. Here some recipes that you love!
Grapefruit Mix Salad
Creamy Grapefruit Salmon
Grapefruit Margarita
Grapefruit Gingersnap Pie

3. BLUEBERRY LEMON CAKE

Juicy blueberries with refreshing lemon – the combination of this Lemon Blueberry cake is just make a summery and delicious sweet blueberry with tart citrus flavor. It’s moist, simple, decadent and light in flavor, also it is completely dairy free. The perfect dessert for Easter or accompany for spring!
Also you can try this Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
healthy easy citrus cake recipes
Blueberry Lemon Cake
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2. PAN-SEARED CITRUS SHRIMP RECIPE

This simple, delicious, fresh and juicy citrus shrimp recipe is ready in under 30 minutes, best for easy weeknight dinner or the perfect appetizer to take to a party. Adding orange and lemon sauce leaves out the butter and creamy texture, this recipe will create a great flavor and delicious healthy taste goes with any side dishes.
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Pan-seared Citrus Shrimp Recipe
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1. ORANGE CHIA YOGURT PUDDING

Chia pudding is always good for our health. With adding orange in the recipe create a nice and healthy dish for breakfast. It’s totally gluten free, vegan, contains lots of protein, fiber and Vitamin C that protect our health. So delicious, creamy and that help keep you feeling full.
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Orange Chia Pudding
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These all citrus recipes are best for for meal prep, snacks, desserts etc. As I say we know citrus fruit contains lots of nutrients, specially Vitamin C and other protein, fiber. Vitamin C always needs our body to grow cell and immunity to protect any kind of infection.
So in our daily life and busy in our work these are the quick and easy to make recipes that we can serve as a meal or dessert. Choose recipes and make at home.

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Common FAQ

Q. What can I do with lots of citrus?

A. That’s a simple question. If you have lots of citrus fruits. As we know citrus fruits are always healthy for our health. It’s better to eat them. Or you can use it in your recipes for flavor. Like these recipes (all above) goes well with lemon –
Lemon Berry Spinach Salad
Ricotta Cheese Cake
Orange Chia Yogurt Pudding
Lemon Pepper Asparagus
Honey Garlic Lemon Baked Salmon
Blood Orange Crème Brûlée
Garlic Lemon Chicken

Q. Can you freeze orange slices?

A. If you wanted to keep orange slices for next time eating. Cut orange into quarters. Place those slices in resealable freezer bags, remove air, and pack it. Place those bags in the freezer, when you needed remove it from the freezer. Then let thaw them for 20 to 30 minutes at room temperature.
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