Coronavirus, Food + Drink

7 Columbia businesses with immune boosting products

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Hello lovelies. Jess here. We’ve made it to Thursday, even though this week has already felt like a year. Amirite?  

Life can be stressful. Between managing the struggles of COVID-19 + Soda Citizens returning to work  things can get hectic quickly. We know that’s also all on top of the millions of daily details you’re all juggling on any given day. We’re right there with ya.

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And, I don’t know about y’all, but stress can make me physically ill. So I’ve been feeling like it can’t hurt to fuel my body with healthy goodness

Do your immune system the favor and include more fruits + vegetables daily. They’re loaded with nutrients called antioxidants, which are good for you

Take your immunity to the next level with a little extra boost. It doesn’t take much to get extra vitamins in your system to elevate your mood, body + mind. 

So with all that in mind, we found a few local businesses that offer immune-boosting products. 

You can support a local business while supporting your health. ProTip: Check out this recent COLAtoday article about where to buy local produce if you want to whip something up yourself. Send us your recipes.

Cold-pressed juice | Good Life Cafe

Try one of their varieties of freshly squeezed juices like “Keep the Doc Away” with apple, lemon + ginger, or “Spring Cleaning” with pineapple, apple, grapefruit + ginger. ($7.95) 

Kombucha | Lil’ Duck Kombucha

Drinking kombucha before every meal can regulate digestion + boost immunity. Try it in various flavors by the gallon ($35) or through their 6-pack sampler ($30). 


Elderberry Syrup | Mama’s Berries

Elderberries contain antioxidants, antiviral properties, anti-inflammatory effects + more. Mama’s Berries creates homemade syrups with organic + local ingredients. ($20/16 oz. jar)

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NEW SMOOTHIE ALERT 💜 Introducing our new Immunity-Booster, Purple Monster Smoothie. • ✨ Our Purple Monster is made with: @sweetssyrup elderberry syrup (raw honey, organic elderberries, organic ginger, organic cinnamon, organic cloves), bananas, spinach, beet powder, strawberries, almond milk & topped with elderberry crystals. • 💟 Elderberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They can help tame inflammation, lessen stress and help protect your heart. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms. All of this, and it tastes good- you’ve gotta try it! • 👉🏽Always be sure to consult with a physician for personalized medical advice before taking any medications, supplements or herbs.

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Immunity-booster smoothie | Rosewood Market + Deli

The Purple Monster Smoothie is made with elderberry syrup, bananas, spinach, beet powder, strawberries + almond milk to give your body the antioxidants + vitamins it needs to fight illnesses.

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Hey Columbia! We have been quiet behind the scenes but we’ve been making big changes 🙌🏼While we’ve missed everyone, we were working diligently on our end over the last few weeks to make sure that everything is as safe as possible for our team + for our customers ❤️ We will be returning back to a new normal at The Corner Blend this week! With that being said, we’ve added even more safety measures to make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. We'll be offering limited hours 11am-6pm daily, starting THIS FRIDAY. The Corner Blend will be offering curbside pickup, takeout orders as well as outdoor seating for our customers (no indoor seating at this time) 👥 Follow along with our social channels for delicious bowls, smoothies and more!

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Açaí and Smoothie Bowls | The Corner Blend 

Customize your own bowl or try one of their original recipes, like Kale’n It or Brazilian Crush. Each power bowl is packed with fresh fruit, chia seeds + other beneficial ingredients. (~$10-13)

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Bee well & have a sweet week, Cola. 🍯🐝

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Local honey | Cottontown Bee Co. or Busy Bee Honey

You may know honey as your go-to solution to ease a sore throat. Raw honey also contains antioxidants, helps digestive issues + can even fight off your allergies. 


Immunity-booster shots | Revive Wellness Studio 

Each intramuscular injection contains Vitamin C, Glutathione, and Zinc to give your immunity system a boost. (12 for $200 or $20/booster)

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Joes Peanut Butter Pie and Popcorn/Peanuts @sweetcreamco

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Ice cream | Sweet Cream Co. 

Need we say more? While ice cream may not have the antioxidants + vitamins that many of these other remedies have, it can offer something even better– it’s good for the soul.

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