Healthy ingredients like ginger, carrot, and turmeric make this immune boosting smoothie recipe great for your health! This orange blend will give you the power you need to fight off any cold or flu this season.

orange smoothie on cutting board with ginger, orange slices, and carrots

Mama always said drink OJ when you get sick because Vitamin C is the best for fighting off colds.

I’ll let you in on a little something: Oranges are not the only foods that contain rich amounts of Vitamin C! There are tons of fruits and veggies out there that are great for you, and a healthy smoothie is one of my favorite ways to get my fruit and vegetable servings. Your standard glass of orange juice gets a health boost with carrots, ginger, turmeric, and bananas.

carrots ginger and turmeric on cutting board with orange juice and banana

Immune Boosting Foods:


  • Great source of Vitamin A as well as K and C
  • Packed with antioxidants, especially beta-carotene




pouring ginger into blender of orange juice, carrots, and turmeric

How to make an immune boosting smoothie

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Note: The banana is added for creaminess; however, if you prefer smoothies without bananas, try substituting with 1 cup of ice and a half cup yogurt for creaminess.

bananas, carrots, turmeric, ginger, and orange juice in blender
Are smoothies good when sick?

Smoothies are an excellent choice when you feel like you’re coming down with a cold. They are packed with nutrients and keep you hydrated.

This smoothie recipe is loaded with immune boosting ingredients to help fight off any cold!

orange smoothie, orange slices, ginger on cutting board with carrots and spoonful of turmeric
Next time you feel a cold coming on, or you just need a health boost, try a smoothie for your immune system to make your body (and taste buds) happy!

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orange smoothie with prange slices, carrots, ginger, and turmeric

Immune Boosting Orange Smoothie

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This orange smoothie is packed with immune boosting ingredients. Ginger, carrots, and turmeric make this smoothie a cold and flu-fighting beverage!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Gluten Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword detox smoothie recipe, orange smoothie, smoothie healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Calories 250kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1+1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup carrots shredded



  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately!


Substitute banana with 1 cup ice and half cup yogurt if preferred.


Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.1g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 1.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 1146mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 38g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 4.1mg
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