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Drinks to Boost Immune System – 5 Recipes That You Have to Try!

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18.09.2020

 

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When you think about beverages and juices that boost immunity, the first thought that springs to your mind is ‘bitter-tasting’ or even ‘nauseating’. You’ll be glad to know then, that you couldn’t be farther from the truth.

This is because, contrary to popular belief, most immunity boosting juices are refreshing, delicious and an absolute joy to consume. Think grapefruit and kiwi juice, citrus drinks, strawberry, or watermelon mint juice — There’s an array of delightful, organic beverages out there that will leave you wanting for more.

On that note, this article will endeavor to list 5 immunity booster drinks that you can prepare in the comfort of your home.

Drinks to Boost Immune System

 

All major research points to the fact that beverages and their regular intake largely contributes to boosting your immunity. If you’re on an immune-boosting journey starting with hydrating yourself daily could be a great beginning. And if you’ve decided to skip the caffeine and sugar, that’s even better!

Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie

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Essentially, smoothies are made by adding any number of fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens to milk or yogurt. Packed with nutrients, smoothies are a great way to boost your immunity.

Here is a list of ingredients you can supplement your ordinary smoothie with, to make it all the more lip-smacking and nutritious.

  • If you want to go the Vitamin C route, you can make do with oranges and strawberries or prepare a tomato juice smoothie.
  • For a protein-rich smoothie, you can add nuts, fruit and vegetable seeds, soy, and dairy products to your smoothie.
  • Combine spinach, carrots, and apricots to prepare a smoothie rich in vitamin A.

Breakfast Smoothie

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According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, preparing a smoothie with the following ingredients is said to boost your immunity.

You would need: 

  1. Oranges – 1 (peeled)
  2. Banana – 1 (peeled)
  3. Grapes – 1 cup
  4. Pear – 1 (with the core removed)
  5. Milk – soy, almond or rice milk
  6. Ice Cubes

Blend the ingredients mentioned above in your blender for about a minute or until you feel like its smooth enough. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts per 1 cup: 

The fruits are rich in all kinds of vitamins and minerals, the almond milk is loaded with nutrients whereas soy milk has high potassium and calcium content. Here’s a look at the nutritional content for one serving of this breakfast smoothie.

Calories: 110
Fat: 1.1 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Calories from Fat: 8.5%
Protein: 3.1 g
Carbohydrates: 24.5 g
Sugar: 14.9 g
Fiber: 3.8 g
Sodium: 36 mg
Calcium: 99 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Vitamin C: 33.1 mg
Beta-Carotene: 2,464 mcg
Vitamin E: 1.2 mg

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Spiced Tea

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Spiced tea with its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties is ideal for warding off standard flues and infections. Not to mention the rich compounds this aromatic, piquant tea is brimming with.

The unpasteurized honey in the brew is composed of phytonutrients that consist of anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. All of which contribute to boosting your immunity and combating sickness. Listed below are the ingredients and methods involved in preparing this ambrosial brew.

Ingredients: 

  1. Ginger – 1 tablespoon (grated)
  2. Cardamom – 1 pod (crushed)
  3. Peppercorns – 2
  4. Star anise – 1
  5. Honey – 1 tablespoon (raw)
  6. Cinnamon – 1 stick (1 inch)
  7. Cloves – 2
  8. Holy basil leaves (tulsi) – one handful

Steps involved: 
Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients, put them all (except for the honey) into a pan consisting of a liter of water and let it seep for around half an hour. Once it is warm enough you can enjoy half a cup of this brew and let it work its magic.

Delectable Green Juice

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Loaded with antioxidants, folic acid, Vitamin A, and C this combination of green juice aids in the prevention of inflammation. It also assists your body in combating infections.

How to prepare: 

  • Set aside coriander leaves – 1 cup (chopped)
  • Baby spinach – 1 cup
  • Cucumber – 1 cup (chopped)
  • Mint leaves – 1 cup
  • Lemon – 2 tablespoons
  • Apple/Pear – 1
  • Black salt – To your taste
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Blend it all and serve.

Heavenly Golden Milk

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Practitioners of traditional and Ayurvedic medicine swear by the various uses of turmeric. Due to its medicinal properties, the spice has gained somewhat of a cult following.

Curcumin, an active ingredient found in turmeric, is known to heighten your body’s antioxidant capacity. The combined effect of nut milk and traditional spices adds to the anti-inflammatory properties this drink would provide to your body.

Here’s a look at the ingredients required and the steps involved in preparing this beverage.

Ingredients:

  1. Almond milk – 2 cups (unsweetened)
  2. Coconut milk (light) – ½ a cup
  3. Unpasteurized honey – 2 tablespoons
  4. Turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon
  5. Ginger – 1 teaspoon (ground)
  6. Black pepper – 1 a teaspoon (powdered)
  7. Cinnamon – 1 piece (an inch long)

Steps:
Step 1: Gather all the ingredients into a pan, minus the honey.
Step 2: Heat the blend over a low flame for about 5 to 10 minutes and let it steep.
Step 3: Pour the brew into a cup, add the honey, and serve.

Conclusion

This list of drinks to boost immune system are a surefire way of allowing better nutrition and antioxidant-rich foods to be a part of your daily diet.

You stand to gain so much because not only are you consuming beverages and juices that are superior in taste, but you’re also ensuring that you and your family are ingesting safe and organic food.

Try 24 Mantra Organics’s organic food products and taste the goodness of organic food.

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