Immune Boosting Drinks That Are Easy to Make

Couple the emergence of COVID-19 with the flu season, and it’s no surprise that people recognize the importance of better immunity. Whether it is the outbreak of highly contagious COVID-19 or any other seasonal infection, you can sail through it well with good immunity. With stronger immunity, you have lesser chances of falling ill and a better chance to recover quickly.

To ensure your immune system is working in its best condition, you need to look at what you are feeding your body. Several foods and drinks can help boost your immunity, but if you are a little reluctant to have it on your plate, you can always try drinking them. In the post below, find about five immune-boosting drinks that you can easily make at home. So, let’s get started!

Orange Boost

With the goodness of orange and carrot, this simple and delicious orange juice recipe will not just keep you full for long but will also help boost immunity.

Ingredients

    • Carrot – 1 large, peeled,
    • Oranges – 2,
    • Fresh Orange Juice – 100 ml,
    • Chia Seeds – 1 tsp.,
    • Yogurt – 6-8 ounces,
    • Dates – 3-4 pitted,
    • Cinnamon – ½ tsp.,
    • Ginger – ½ tbsp., grated,
    • Coconut oil – ½ tbsp.,
    • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.

How to Prepare?

    • In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend well.
    • Pour in a tall glass.
    • Serve chilled.

How It Strengthens Your Immune System?

Carrots and oranges are one of the best combinations for boosting your immunity. Packed with vitamin C, A, and antioxidants, both carrots and oranges play a critical role in maintaining a healthy immune system. When combined in this orange boost, you get the benefits of these two immunity-boosting fruits along with the goodness of chia seeds, turmeric, dates, and ginger. This super easy power-packed drink is a must-have drink for immune-boosting this season.

Immune Boosting Green Juice

Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this green juice helps reduce inflammation and helps you fight infections better.

Ingredients

    • Coriander leaves – 1 cup,
    • Mint leaves – 1 cup,
    • Baby spinach – 1 cup,
    • Apple or pear – 1 peeled,
    • Cucumber – 1 cup chopped,
    • Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp.,
    • Water – 1 cup,
    • Black salt – a pinch

How to Prepare?

    • In a blender, blend all ingredients well. Add a cup of water for easy blending.
    • Consume immediately.

How It Strengthens Your Immune System?

The power-packed immunity-boosting green juice is loaded with Vitamin A, C, folic acid, and other antioxidants. Together it is a perfect combination that helps prevent inflammation in the body and allows your body to fight infections better.

Roots Juice – Beet, Carrot, and Ginger Juice

A simple yet delicious root juice brings several health benefits, including giving a boost to your immunity.

Ingredients

    • Beet – 1 medium (lightly peeled and coarsely chopped),
    • Apple – 1 medium (peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped),
    • Fresh ginger – 1 tbsp.,
    • Carrots – 3 whole (peeled),
    • Apple Juice – 100 ml (optional).

How to Prepare?

    • You can prepare this juice both in a juicer or a blender.
    • Place the ingredients in a juicer and mix optional apple juice. Voila! Enjoy healthy and delicious root juice.
    • If you are preparing it in a blender, place all ingredients in a blender. Add apple juice for a smoother texture. Blend well. Then use a strainer and pour the juice over. Wait until all the juice is extracted.
    • You can refrigerate it and serve chilled, but it is best to consume it immediately.

How It Strengthens Your Immune System?

Packed with Vitamins C, A, K, beta carotene from the carrots, and polyphenols from the apples, and antioxidants and folate from the beets, it is one of the healthiest drinks for boosting immunity. Why not give it a try this season?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Ginger Water

Apple cider vinegar is loaded with probiotics that can have a positive effect on your immunity.

Ingredients

    • Water – 1 cup,
    • Ginger – 1 tbsp. (peeled and grated),
    • Apple Cider Vinegar – 1 tsp.,
    • Honey – 1 tsp.,
    • Cayenne Pepper – a pinch or two.

How to Prepare?

    • Boil one cup of water and remove from heat.
    • Add grated ginger in hot water and cover for 5 minutes.
    • Next, add apple cider vinegar, honey, and cayenne and mix well.
    • Drink warm.

How It Strengthens Your Immune System?

Ginger contains compounds that may enhance immunity and improve recovery time. Moreover, cayenne peppers contain a high amount of capsaicin that relieves allergy symptoms such as stuffy nose and sneezing, and congestion. And lastly, apple cider vinegar is loaded with beneficial bacteria (probiotics) that can positively impact gut health, which boosts your immunity.

Turmeric Tea

Known for its immunity-boosting properties, turmeric is an essential ingredient of this drink. You can imagine how beneficial it would be for your health.

Ingredients

    • Fresh turmeric – 1 tbsp. (grated)
    • (You can also use 2 tsp. turmeric powder if fresh turmeric is not available)
    • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp.,
    • Honey – to taste,
    • Water – 4 cups

How to Prepare?

    • Boil water, and add turmeric.
    • Let the mixture boil for 15-20 minutes on medium flame.
    • Strain and serve warm with lemon and honey.

How It Strengthens Your Immune System?

As mentioned earlier, turmeric is the main ingredient of this immune-boosting drink. It is rich in antioxidants and contains anti-inflammatory compounds. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which protects your body against the damage caused by various viruses. Besides boosting immunity, turmeric tea is also very effective in reducing pain due to injury and osteoarthritis.

Final Words

With these five easy-to-prepare drinks, you can stay healthy and give a boost to your immune system. Using seasonal fruits and vegetables and some of the other kitchen essentials, prepare these drinks, and stay healthy in these times of uncertainty.