Whether you’re jetting off to another continent, exploring the next quaint town over, or escaping for a restorative retreat, you’ll without a doubt want to be healthy for your vacay. There’s nothing worse than getting that terrible scratchy feeling in your throat – a big red flag that you’re getting sick. To help you ward off any bugs, as well as look AND feel your very best during your trip, here are 7 simple ways to boost your immune system!
BEFORE YOUR TRIP
Get a full night’s rest EVERY NIGHT during the week before your trip. While you may have a lot of extra work to do (on top of shopping, packing, and making sure that your pets and plants will be taken care of), make sleep a priority. This may mean scaling back your Netflix time or skipping out on happy hour until you get back, but it’ll be SO worth it.
Keep up your workout routine. If you’re more active, you’ll be a lot less likely to catch a cold! Plus, if you’ll be lying on a beach for the next week, you might as well as do those planks now. If you need a short + sweet, but powerful workout, try this HIIT routine in your home!
Whip up this Beet Berry Bliss Smoothie. Pack in your phytonutrients with this fantastic tropical smoothie. Antioxidant-rich beets are great for detoxing and fighting inflammation, coconut brings in healthy fats, mangos are rich in fiber and folic acid, and the Berry Bliss Superfood Blend adds in a mega boost of vitamin C!
Brew this Medicinal Goji Tonic before you leave. Goji Berries are the star behind this immune-boosting tonic. The organic goji powder in Berry Bliss Protein + Superfood Blend, Coconut Bliss, + Berry Bee, combined with medicinal tea, oat milk, and ashwagandha, makes a beautifully healing tonic that supports the nervous system, strengthens immunity, and boosts energy levels.
DURING YOUR TRIP
Pack these Berry Bliss Fruit Roll-Ups in your bag. These 4-ingredient roll-ups are a breeze to make – it's as easy as blending up a smoothie, pouring it into a baking sheet, and letting your oven (or dehydrator, if you got one) work its magic. When you’re low on energy and CRAVING fruit, these will do just the trick!
Bring the blends (or our supercharged honeys + coco butters). If you’re at a restaurant, you can mix Berry Bliss, Green Dream, or Cacao Magic into your yogurt or salad dressing for a detoxifying, immunity boost. If you’re lucky enough to snag a blender for your hotel room or have one in your Airbnb, you can also whip up a superfood smoothie. Then there's always the spoonful of coco butter – an oh-so-yummy snack for staving off hunger and keeping any colds at bay!
Stretch out your bod with a bit of yoga. Yes, even if you’re on a plane! If you’re in the sky, try these 5 Poses for In-Flight Yoga, but if you have the luxury of having enough space on the floor, flow along with me in one of my yoga videos!