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Healthy Drink Recipes to Boost Your Immune System

How to Boost Your Immune System

When you're healthy, your immune system works wonderfully to protect against illnesses like the cold or flu by creating antibodies and white blood cells to destroy bacteria and viruses.

Raspberry and Apple Smoothie.

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However, sometimes your immune system isn't as effective and might need a boost to strengthen its ability to fight off diseases.

There are many different ways to give your immune system a healthy boost. One of the easiest ways is by adding delicious, nutritious drinks to your daily routine. If you're looking for a healthy drink recipe that will help improve your immune system, try one of these recipes below.

Strawberry Lemon Basil Immunity Booster

This delicious and refreshing drink is made with Vitamin C-rich strawberries, as well as lemon and basil which are both fantastic for your immune system.

Strawberries have an antioxidant called ellagic acid that helps prevent cancer, reduces inflammation in the body and boosts the immune system. Parsley is another ingredient that is great for supporting a healthy immune system and has antioxidants such as apigenin and luteolin. 

Drinking this immunity booster daily will help keep you healthy during cold and flu season!

You will need 10 medium-sized organic strawberries, 1 tsp grated ginge, 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, 20 fresh organic basil leaves, 250ml filtered water (or coconut water).

All you have to do to get started is combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly until smooth. If you prefer a more consistent texture, pour this into ice cube trays and freeze overnight to create strawberry popsicles.

Lemon Ginger Detox Drink

This amazing combination of lemon and ginger is packed with tons of energizing nutrients and has many health benefits including fighting off and preventing illnesses and boosting your immune system.

You will need 1 sliced lemon, 1 tsp grated ginger, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, 350ml filtered water (or coconut water). 

The first step is to cut the lemon into slices. The next step is to combine all of your ingredients in a bowl or mason jar and mix well. Make sure the maple syrup covers all other ingredients.

Let it sit for about 15 minutes before drinking so that all flavours can mix properly. This delicious combination of ingredients will leave you feeling refreshed and energized throughout the day while giving your body an abundance of nutrients for health and vitality.

Orange Immunity Punch

Not only does this refreshing drink taste great, but it also has tons of Vitamin C which is essential for strengthening your immune system. This punch will help keep you feeling satisfied and boost your energy levels throughout the day!

You will need 1 orange, 1 cup fresh raw cranberries (can be found at most grocery stores), 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey, ½ tsp cinnamon powder, 350ml filtered water (or coconut water).

Start by juicing the orange using either a hand juicer or a juice machine. From there, combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir together thoroughly until the maple syrup has dissolved. If you prefer a frothy texture, add this to a high-speed blender and blend on low for about 2 minutes.

Green Detox Drink

Packed with Vitamin C from kiwi fruit as well as a cucumber which offers great detoxification benefits, this energizing drink will not only help improve your immune health but also give you glowing skin!

You will need 1 kiwi fruit, 1 medium-sized cucumber, 1 tsp grated ginger, 5-6 spearmint leaves, 60ml filtered water (or coconut water).

Start by juicing the kiwi fruit using either a hand juicer or a juice machine. Then peel the cucumber and ginger, removing any green bits from the surface of these ingredients before adding them to your blender.

Use only half the mint leaves you have listed in this recipe, blend with all other ingredients until smooth, then pour into ice cube trays. Last but not least, enjoy two-three of these cubes throughout your day for an immune system boost!

Ginger Ale Immunity Punch

This is an immunity-boosting drink that is extremely popular due to it having a delicious ginger ale taste but with the added benefit of Vitamin C from freshly squeezed oranges. A great way to enjoy this punch is by using it as a base for lemonade or limeade.

You will need 1 orange, 1 cup fresh raw cranberries (can be found at most grocery stores), 10 medium-sized carrots, 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey, 1 tsp grated ginger, 350ml filtered water (or coconut water). 

Start by juicing the orange using either a hand juicer or a juice machine. Then peel all of your carrots, remove any green bits from the surface of these ingredients before adding them to your blender.

Add all the ingredients together and blend thoroughly until smooth, then enjoy!

Immunity boosting drinks are a great way to maintain optimal health and help you prevent the development of any major diseases.

Carrot and ginger smoothie

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These drinks not only taste delicious, but they pack a great health punch, helping you fight off viruses and bacteria that cause the common cold.

By drinking these beverages daily, you will be able to prevent illnesses from invading your body and stay healthy throughout the winter season.

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