To avoid getting sick, you need a robust immune system. Incorporating specific vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in your diet can strengthen your immunity. And there’s no better way to load up on the good stuff than by trying these juice recipes.
There are countless options for fruit and veggie combinations that taste good and provide lots of benefits to your health. Here are 18 healthy juice recipes that make your immune system stronger.
The pure juice makes use of high antioxidant levels in apples and celery to give your immune system apositiveboost. Antioxidants fight free-radical-based damage, which helps aid the immune system and keeps it working vigorously.
Parsley, on the other hand, contains a type of essential oil that is inherently antifungal and antibacterial, so its addition to this juice (and any juice) helps immunity a ton!
All you need to make this juice are a few ingredients:
The combination of apples, carrots, and oranges mixes several nutrients to create a winning immune-boosting mix that tastes great – a good mix of sweet and tart. These nutrients include:
There isn’t much needed to make this juice. Just use:
This juice recipe can pack quite a unique flavor punch, and it’s the kind you’d sip slowly in tiny amounts, but it tastes surprisingly good for something so unabashedly healthy!
Ginger is a powerful superfood withpositivebenefits thanks to its antioxidant, antibacterial, and antimicrobial content. Turmeric, also from ginger, is also potent and contains a considerable number of antioxidants, allowing it to reach an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity of 127,068. And, of course, lemons have lots of vitamin C.
The ingredients you need for this recipe are:
You don’t need alcohol to have a delicious drink – and the fact that this boosts the immune system makes it even better! Both fruits come with plenty of nutrients, like:
The recipe requires more ingredients than usual:
To make the mocktail juice, blend the ice cubes, fruits, and lime juice first, pour into glasses or a container, then mix the rest separately. Add a dash of sparkling water between the first and second layers of drink if you want them to combine smoothly.
This juice may need a lot of ingredients, but it features all our favorite immune boosters in one. You need:
This juice recipe is the ultimate vitamin C provider. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants and is a known immunity booster. It also haspositiveeffects on the production of lymphocytes (white blood cells) and phagocytes, both of which aid in infection prevention.
Yet another excellent method, this juice makes use of a unique ingredient: dandelion greens. (Don’t worry, they’re safe to eat!) Dandelions flush the system of excess toxins and fluids and are mild diuretics (so keep that in mind if you have bowel issues). The recipe requires:
Not a fan of oranges, grapefruits, or other familiar sources of vitamin C? Kiwi and strawberry fruits are packed with vitamin C, too, giving you great benefits with a yummy smoothie. Yes, there’s some orange juice here, but trust us, you won’t notice! Great nutrients from this juice include:
This juice recipe is perfect for a spicy drink. Carrots have a lot of beta carotene in them, which protects against free radicals while providing loads of other vitamins and essential nutrients.
Cardamom, on the other hand, is an excellent spice for warming you up. It contains eucalyptol, which fights inflammation, and on the whole, cardamom fights oxidants and microbes.
To make this recipe, you need:
Buckle up, because this juice and its added ingredients down below sound a bit weird at first. It’s designed to mimic a bloody Mary while emphasizing the taste of kale. The horseradish sounds odd, but the anti-inflammatory benefits of it are worth the try! Other nutrients from this juice include:
To make it, mix the soy sauce and horseradish, then add tomato juice until well mixed. Add the rest after and stir.
This juice is packed with protein and made for maximum iron absorption – the spinach provides the iron while the tomatoes help its absorption. To make it, you need:
This is a typical green juice recipe with the addition of fruits that add a level of tastiness overall. With all its rich components, the juice provides:
To make it, you’ll need a good number of ingredients:
There’s a reason cucumber and kale are so common in green juices. Kale is packed with antioxidants, and vitamin C and cucumbers provide a ton of low-calorie hydration. Meanwhile, pears are rich in vitamin C, too – and commonly known for their ability to reduce lung inflammation and provide cough relief.
To make this juice, you’ll need:
This juice uses its four root ingredients to fight inflammation, thus providing aid to the immune system. If you have a disorder that involves a lot of inflammation, you’ll get even more benefits – including the positive thinking that comes with reduced pain! The juice has excellent nutrients such as:
To make the juice recipe, blend everything except the peppers first and stir the peppers in once done!
Watermelon is an excellent source of hydration and provides amazing immunity benefits, and if you’re dealing with muscle pain due to the flu, then it can relieve those, too. Nutrients include:
Here’s what you need to make this recipe:
Blend the mint and watermelon first, pour into a glass, then sprinkle the salt and spices on top!
This purple juice is the perfect amount of sweetness to counteract the bitterness of the cabbage.
Beets are famous for their nutritional value, with lots of minerals, nitrates, and antioxidants, and plums have a lot of phenolics, which are components that are anti-inflammatory as well as natural antioxidants. Finally, there’s red cabbage, which is full of nutrients that have tremendous benefits!
A simple tomato juice that requires no blender can be all you need to help your immunity. Tomatoes contain:
All you need are tomatoes, but adding a bit of black pepper or salt can elevate the flavor. Other spices are great to add, as well, like:
Prepare the tomatoes by washing, removing the core and ends, and cut into quarters. Allow to simmer on a saucepan for half an hour or till tender, then press through a sieve. Add spices, and you’re done!
This juice focuses on delivering vital antioxidants and fighting inflammation. It’s got a good balance of spice and provides a tart but tasty kick! To make it, you need:
To make the juice, mix everything but the turmeric and cayenne in a blender or juicer. Then, once done, mix in the last two ingredients!
Juices don’t have to be boring to be healthy. This article alone shows you so many great juice options that cater to all sorts of tastes and preferences. Keep your immunity healthy and get a great drink out of it, too!