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.
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.
Immune Boosting Foods:
- Great source of Vitamin A as well as K and C
- Packed with antioxidants, especially beta-carotene
- Great metabolism booster
- Is known to prevent cancer
- Amazing cold and flu relief
- Helps with digestion and nausea
- Lowers risks of diseases
- Lowers cholesterol
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.
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!
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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If you like this smoothie recipe, you’ll LOVE:
Immune Boosting Orange Smoothie
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 banana
- 1.5 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!
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18 thoughts on “Immune Boosting Orange Smoothie + VIDEO”
Delicious! Always looking for a healthy smoothie recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Jessica! Hope you enjoy 🙂
Thank you will try
You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy 🙂
It souds very delicious. I can’t wait to try.
I hope you enjoy! 🙂
We’ve been traveling so much this past week – can’t wait to try this! It seriously has all of my favorite things in it!
Thanks, Hilaire! This smoothie is exactly what I need this time of year too!
This is the BEST smoothie I’ve seen for cold and flu season!
Yesss Monica! Thanks for sharing!
Mindful Avocado for the win! With cold and flu season upon us, my husband and I were looking for something to boost our immune systems. We read up on how turmeric and ginger have amazing benefits in this respect. Not only did this smoothie really hit the spot, it also makes us happy to know we are doing something good for our bodies. We both love making smoothies any time of year. For us it is a great way to get all our fruits and veggies in a delicious way. My husband prefers to eat vegan, and he also juices and drinks smoothies for weight loss, with many of the recipes coming from https://bit.ly/35XGyLy . He is always on the hunt for new recipes to try, so we are so glad we found this immune boosting recipe. Four thumbs up from us. Thanks again!
Thanks, Michelle! Great to hear!
Thanks for this!! Have you added spinach or Kale? If so, what’s the recommended amount?
I’ve never added greens to this smoothie but I would recommend 1-2 handfuls.
I haven’t tried it yet but I’m always looking for healthy smoothies so I can’t wait to try this one.
Thanks so much, Cece!
How often should you drink this smoothie. Twice a week, once a day. How often should you drink it in order to reap benefits.
Hi Ester. I would recommend talking to a doctor or RD about this, but it wouldn’t hurt to drink 1 a day!