10 juice recipes to support the immune system

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10 juice recipes to support the immune system

With the current outbreak, everyone would like to have their immune function in top shape to try and help fend off any incoming viruses. Fortunately, immune-boosting juices can taste great and contain a wide variety of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. Here we share 10 juice recipes to support your immune system and keep you armed with nutrients.

So whether you’re trying to pack a little extra nutrition into your diet or just looking for a healthy drink, you can check out this list of 10 healthy immune support juices.

How to support the immune system during an outbreak

Before we get started, let’s get one thing straight: Lifestyle choices, like consuming healthy foods and juices, come second when it comes to preventing viral infections, particularly the novel coronavirus.

No supplement, diet, or lifestyle modification can 100% protect someone from the virus.

Proper hygiene (hand washing, hand sanitizing) and social distancing remain the most important lines of defense against the spread of the virus.

This includes coughing or sneezing into the crook of your elbow to prevent the spread of germs, staying at least 2-4 meters away from other people in public, avoiding touching your face when outside, and washing your hands frequently.

Once you’ve mastered these practices, you can begin to focus on strengthening your immune system to the best of your ability, and here are a few ways you can do so:

  • exercise regularly
  • get enough sleep
  • Keep hydrated
  • Manage your stress levels
  • Eat more whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes that are rich in nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, selenium, vitamin D, polyphenols, and fiber.

For example, apples, carrots, and oranges are rich in infection-fighting vitamins, potassium, and folic acid. Oranges are a known supplier of vitamin C, a powerful free radical scavenger.

Strawberry and mango are a sweet combination packed with vitamins A (as beta-carotene), C and E, as well as iron and folic acid. Pumpkin seeds are underrated immune stimulators that may also support healthy hair, skin, and bones.

Don’t forget herbs and spices like ginger, cayenne, and turmeric, they’re phytochemical powerhouses.

10 juice recipes to support the immune system

One way to enjoy these healthy foods is through juices and smoothies. Enjoy these ingredients and more in the following juice recipes.

Note: If you don’t have a juicer, simply add a cup of coconut or almond milk to the ingredients and blend in a blender for a delicious smoothie.

juice with spinach


  • 2 cups of raw spinach
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 inch cube of ginger root

Peel and cut each ingredient to fit the juicer, then run them through the juicer. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

If you don’t have a juicer that can juice leafy greens, then juice oranges, celery, and ginger, then blend with the spinach in a blender with some ice cubes. You will have the texture of a fresh milkshake.

Turmeric and ginger juice


  • 2.5 cm cube of fresh turmeric
  • 2.5 cm cube of fresh ginger
  • 1 lemon

Squeeze these ingredients together to make a deliciously spicy immune boosting shot. It can be quite spicy, so wash it down in one go or enjoy it as a sip if you like it spicy.

Juice with carrot and apple


  • 2 medium to large carrots, tops trimmed
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, trimmed and cored
  • 1 peeled orange

Rinse everything well, then squeeze me in your juicer.

sweet and sour juice


  • 2 beets, peeled and cut to fit in your juicer
  • 3 carrots washed
  • 1 green apple cored
  • 1-inch ginger cube
  • 1 lemon

Pass all the ingredients through your juicer and enjoy.

moisturizing green juice


  • 1 stalk broccoli, florets removed
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 to 3 fresh cabbage leaves
  • 2 to 3 pears
  • 1 lemon

Pass all the ingredients through the juicer and enjoy.

Tea with ginger and lemon juice


  • 2-inch cube ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ¾ of a teacup of boiled water

Ginger and lemon juice together. You will probably make enough juice to make 2-4 cups of the hot ginger mixture. Add the ginger and lemon juice to the boiled water and drizzle in the honey while stirring. Drink anytime you crave something warm, soothing, and immune-boosting.

Strawberry, mango and banana smoothie


  • 10 strawberries
  • 1 mango, cored and skinned
  • 1 banana
  • Orange juice, either fresh or store-bought

Place everything in a blender with a handful of ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth. This smoothie can also be made with frozen strawberries and mangoes. Enjoy this sweet drink along with all its vitamins and folic acid.

pumpkin seed milk


  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 3 cups of water, filtered if possible
  • A pinch of sea salt

This is not a juice, but it can pass as one. In a medium bowl, cover the seeds with water and add a pinch of sea salt, then cover with a kitchen towel. Soak pumpkin seeds in water for eight hours. The salt will extract the bitter enzymes and antinutrients in the seeds.

After eight hours, discard the soaking water. Rinse the seeds several times.

Place the seeds, three cups of filtered water, and the pinch of sea salt in a blender and blend for 30 to 60 seconds or until the seeds are completely crushed. The milk should have a slightly white-green tint.

This milk will last two to three days in the refrigerator if you want maximum nutritional benefits.

kale and pineapple juice


  • ¼ fresh pineapple, in chunks
  • 4 fresh kale leaves, chopped
  • 4 Swiss chard leaves or large spinach leaves
  • 1 lime

Squeeze the ingredients in the juicer and enjoy.

Juice “vaccine” against the flu


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1-inch ginger cube
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced and set aside for 10 minutes
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

Squeeze the lemon, orange, and ginger into a glass. Add honey, turmeric powder and hot water. Stir until honey is combined. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. This juice is not as flavorful as the others on the list, but it can pack a lot of nutrients. Enjoy it as a shot.

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