Take care of your immune system this Winter with this delicious immune boost juice recipe. High in nutrient immune boosters like Vitamin C and Vitamin A and phytochemicals like Bromelain and Curcumin, this immune booster juice recipe is a great way to lend our immune system a helping hand this winter. You will love this serious mix of ingredients and a slightly sweet flavor, with minimal added sugars from Manuka honey.
This recipe is plant based, dairy free and vegetarian.
Why You'll Love this Recipe:
- It's a delicious way of providing your body with immune boosting nutrients.
- Provides more the twice the amount of recommended daily values of vitamin c.
- Only 10% average adult daily energy intake.
- A healthy way to support your overall health and pack a nutritional punch
IMMUNE BOOSTING JUICE INGREDIENTS
This refreshing, immune boost juice recipe is filled with fresh fruits to make this one healthy drink.
- Navel Oranges
- Fresh Turmeric
- Fresh Ginger
See the recipe card for quantities.
Other healthy ingredients that you could include in this super immunity boost juice are:
- cayenne pepper
- leafy greens
- lucuma powder
- lemon juice
Selecting the freshest possible ingredients is important for getting the best nutritional value out of our food. Nutrients in fruits and vegetables tend to decrease with age, particularly volatile nutrients like Vitamin C. So if you want to nutrient-dense foods to help stay ahead of flu season, then fresh is best!
If it is available to you, opt for organic produce to reduce exposure to pesticides. Pesticides add toxic load to the body, which is no help to the immune system. If organic isn't an option for you, that is totally ok! Just be sure to wash your fruit and veg thoroughly before using.
The ingredients in this healthy juice have many benefits including having anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant properties and helping to promote a healthy immune system. All of the ingredients I've included in this golden glow juice are there because they contain nutrients that specifically promote good immunity.
- Orange juice - citrus fruits, particularly oranges, have a high amount of vitamin c, which is one of THE most important nutrients to support our immune system and why oranges are a key ingredient in immune boost juice recipes. Vitamin C also helps to increase iron absorption, another important nutrient for immune health.
- Carrots - carrots contain Vitamin A and its precursor Beta Carotene. Vitamin A helps to promote a healthy mucous membrane. A healthy mucous membrane can more adequately protect against bacterial and viral infections.
- Pineapple contains a phytochemical called Bromelain. Bromelain works as a digestive enzyme and has anti-inflammatory effects. Because of these actions, Bromelian breaks up mucous and stimulates immune compounds.
- Turmeric contains the active ingredient Curcumin. Curcuminoids are highly antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant, reducing free radical damage and oxidative stress, while also promoting a healthy immune response. There is some clinical trials that say that turmeric helps to reduce blood pressure as well.
- Ginger contains Gingerols, which are also anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. Ginger aids the digestive system, increasing the absorption of beta-carotene and other nutrients. Promoting good gut health is also important for normal immune function.
- Manuka honey is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, helping to fight off bacterial & viral infections. Some say that Manuka honey may help to soothe a sore throat.
Just 1 cup of juice contains an excellent source of vitamin c, vitamin A and more!
WHY COLD PRESSED JUICE?
The type of juicer that you use is important. Using cold pressed, slow juicers are the best way to retain as much nutritional value as possible in your fresh juice. Heat is Vitamin C's worst friend. Therefore using a cold pressed juicer is definitely the best way to preserve as much vitamin C as we can.
Don't have access to a cold pressed juicer? You could also blend in a high powered blender and strain through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth. Or don't strain and enjoy the benefits of this immune boost juice with extra fibre!
Hint: Juice should not make up your sole source of nutrition but can be a part of a healthy nutritious diet. Pregnant women should seek professional medical advice before drinking this juice due to its high amount of vitamin A.
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- Cold pressed juicer
- Chopping Board
- Sharp knife
- 3 oranges washed and skin removed
- 3 carrots washed, ends removed
- 1 pineapple including core, skin removed
- 1 knob turmeric peeled
- 1 small knob ginger peeled
- 4 teaspoon manuka honey
- Add the oranges, carrots, pineapple, turmeric and ginger to the cold pressed juicer as per manufacturers instructions.
- Add manuka honey and stir to combine. Juice can be added to a 1.5 or 2 litre jar, along with manuka honey and shaken to combine if easier.
- Serve straight away or store in airtight glass jars in the fridge for up to four days.
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Note: Please do not use this juice to treat a health condition, if you have any symptoms or are unwell in anyway please see your health provider for treatment.