10 immunity busting juices
Sarah Biren
Sarah Biren
April 18, 2024 ·  5 min read

10 Immune-Supporting Juice Recipes

Everyone would like to have their immune function in top shape to try and to help fend off any incoming illnesses. Luckily, immune-supporting juices can taste delicious and contain a wide variety of nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables. So whether you’re trying to pack some extra nutrition into your diet or are just looking for a healthy beverage, you can check out this list of 10 healthy immune supporting juices.

How to Support the Immune System During an Outbreak

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Start focusing on fortifying your immune system the best you can, and here are some ways you can do that:

  1. Exercise regularly
  2. Get enough sleep
  3. Stay hydrated
  4. Manage your stress levels
  5. Eat more whole plant foods like fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes that are rich in nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, selenium, vitamin D, polyphenols, and fiber. [2]

For instance, apples, carrots, and oranges are rich in infection-fighting vitamins, potassium, and folic acid. Oranges are a well-known provider of vitamin C, a potent 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 folate. Pumpkin seeds are underrated immune boosters that can also help one’s hair, skin, and bone health. [3] Don’t forget herbs and spices like ginger, cayenne, and turmeric, they’re phytochemical powerhouses!

Read More: 7 Benefits of Cabbage Juice: Aids with Inflammation, Gut Health, Ulcers, and More

10 Juices to Boost the Immune System

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One way to enjoy these healthy foods is through juices and smoothies. Enjoy these ingredients plus more in the following recipes. (Note: If you don’t have a juicer, simply add a cup of coconut or almond milk to the ingredients and mix them in a blender for a delicious smoothie.)

The Green Monster

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

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

If you don’t have a juicer that can juice leafy greens, then juice the oranges, celery and ginger, then mix with the spinach in a blender with some ice cubes. It will have the texture of cool smoothie.

The Spicy Immunity Kick

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  • 1-inch cube fresh turmeric
  • 1-inch cube fresh ginger
  • 1 lemon

Juice these ingredients to make a delightfully spicy immune fortifying shot. It can be quite spicy so either down it in one go or enjoy as a sipper if you like the heat.

Bright Breakfast Juice

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  • 2 medium to large carrots, tops trimmed
  • 1 granny smith apple, quartered and cored
  • 1 orange, peeled

Rinse everything thoroughly, then juice them according to the recommendations of your juicer.

Sweet and Sour Juice 

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

Pass all the ingredients through your juicer, and enjoy!

Hydrating Green Juice

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  • 1 broccoli stem, no florets
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 to 3 leaves of fresh kale
  • 2 to 3 pears
  • 1 lemon

Pass all of the ingredients through the juicer, and enjoy!

Read More: 8 reasons why you should never dump old pickle juice down the drain

Soothing Ginger Lemon ‘Tea’

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

Juice the ginger and lemon together. You’ll likely make enough juice to make 2 to 4 cups of the hot ginger mixture. Add the ginger-lemon juice to the boiled water, and drizzle in the honey while stirring. Sip whenever you crave something hot, soothing, and immune-boosting.

Strawberry Mango Banana Smoothie

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

 Place everything into a blender with a handful of ice cubes and blend until thick and smooth. (This smoothie can also be made with frozen strawberries and mangos.) Enjoy this sweet drink along with all of its vitamins and folate.

Pumpkin Seed Milk

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  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 3 cups water, filtered if at all possible
  • Pinch of sea salt

In a medium-sized bowl, cover the seeds with water and add a tiny pinch of sea salt, then cover with a tea towel. Soak the pumpkin seeds in water for eight hours. The salt will draw out the bitter enzymes and anti-nutrients 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 into a blender, and blend for 30 to 60 seconds or until the seeds are completely mashed. The milk should have a slightly white-green tint to it. 

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

Kale Pineapple Juice

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  • ¼ fresh pineapple, chunked
  • 4 fresh kale leaves, roughly chopped
  • 4 swiss chard leaves or large spinach leaves
  • 1 lime

Juice the ingredients according to juicer instructions, and enjoy! 

The ‘Flu Fighter Shot

Homemade turmeric lemon ginger shots in small glasses, healthy Ginger Lemon Turmeric Shot ? ideal to boost the immune system during the winter
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  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1-inch ginger cube
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced and set aside for 10 minutes
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

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

Read More: 7 Reasons You Should Drink Ginger Juice in the Morning


  1. World Health Organization. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
  2. SaVanna Shoemaker, MS, RDN, LD. 9 Ways to Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-to-boost-immune-health April 1, 2020
  3. Erica Lokshin, RD and Christal Yuen. 10 Immunity-Boosting Juices to Drink When You’re Sick. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/juice-immune-system-boost#takeaway April 3, 2017