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Immunity Booster Shots are a natural way to keep your body protected from germs and bugs.
If you’ve ever heard of a ginger shot or ginger turmeric shot, this is simply an expansion of that. This homemade immunity booster shot is easy to make and healthier than store-bought ones. With this recipe, you can blend a shot per day in your blender.
What Are Immunity Boosting Shots?
These are concentrated drinks that are made with fresh and healthy ingredients and are meant to boost your immune system using the best quality ingredients. They are typically known for giving your body a boost of vitamins and minerals that you may be lacking. This in turn can help boost your immune system.
They are also used when you are under the weather, to encourage faster healing by bolstering the body with those same vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Why Booster Shots?
They are a wonderfully natural way to support your body.
The world seems to be going crazy now with all these diseases and illnesses going around. While an immune booster shot will not cure you on its own, or keep illness away 100%, you can think of them more as a nutritional aid that is part of your overall body care routine. Just one of many things you do to keep yourself healthy overall. Particularly during times like cold and flu season.
What Are Good Immunity Shots?
Good immunity shots are made with top-notch ingredients. Often, the ingredients are organic. But at a minimum, they should be fresh and consumed immediately after making them for the best results.
Benefits Of Immunity Booster Shots?
Generally speaking, immunity booster shots are supposed to do four things:
- Protect against colds and flu
- Aid inflammation
- Help digestion
- Increase energy
Blender Vs. Food Processor Vs. Juicer
If you happen to have a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, then a blender is a great option. If you have a regular blender, you may want to consider a food processor or juicer simply because it won’t blend everything thoroughly enough.
A food processor works just fine here. It’s a middle-of-the-road approach to this recipe. It’ll get the job done well enough.
A juicer is a great option here. It will extract the maximum amount of juices and remove all the pulp.
Can You Take Immunity Booster Shots On An Empty Stomach?
While some immunity booster shots may not sit well with an empty tummy, this one seems to do just fine. But use your judgment here. If you feel that the ginger may upset your stomach if it’s empty, then eat something first. But generally speaking, it’s actually a good thing to take an immunity booster shot on an empty stomach.
You can add fresh garlic if you wish. You can also use fresh turmeric root if you have access to it. Cayenne pepper is also another addition that many people like. Also, a little bit of organic lemon juice can add some nice zing. Some folks like to add organic echinacea purpurea juice as well.
Immunity Booster Shot Ingredients
The top nutritional benefit of pineapple is Bromelain. It’s a digestive enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties. The vitamin C it contains also helps with inflammation. (1)
Mangos have a healthy dose of vitamin A, which is critical for a healthy immune system. They also have lots of vitamin C which helps you produce more white blood cells, which in turn help you fight illness and disease. (2)
Apples are filled with fiber which helps your gut health and digestion. There is also promising research that shows apples could be very beneficial to immune health. (3)
Cherries contain lots of fiber and vitamin C, among other things. And as mentioned above, these are fabulous for fighting inflammation and boosting the immune system. Cherries are also packed with antioxidants! (4)
The vitamin C found in oranges helps boost your immune system. The fiber aids digestion and vitamin A also aids the immune system. (5) Note that you can also use mandarins or tangerines in place of regular oranges. You can also simply use fresh squeezed orange juice if that’s simpler.
Ginger (Or Ginger Root)
Ginger helps fight infections. It’s also an anti-inflammatory. The gingerol in ginger is the component in ginger that not only gives it its smell and flavor, but also its healing properties. (6)
Turmeric has a long history of use for medicinal purposes. It contains curcumin which has a strong anti-bacterial properties which aid in helping to avoid or eliminate a cold or flu and has antioxidant properties as well. It is also anti=inflammatory and helps the liver detox. (7)
We are always told to drink plenty of water when we are sick to not only keep us hydrated but also to help flush out toxins.
While this recipe doesn’t call for pepper, adding pinch of black pepper can be extremely beneficial for helping your body absorb the turmeric properly.
Immunity Booster Shots For Kids
If you are wanting younger kids to have an immunity booster shot, use everything in this recipe except for the ginger and turmeric. They will still get a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals without the spicy kick that ginger provides (and that they probably won’t like).
How To Make Immunity Booster Shots
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process for 2 minutes until the fruit is completely pulverized.
Place cheesecloth inside a mesh strainer and place strainer over a large bowl. Pour blended juice into cheesecloth and strainer. Let strain for 10 minutes or until fully strained. Stir pulp periodically to move pulp out of the way. Note that you can also use a nut milk bag for convenience.
Once strained, discard the pulp. Strain remaining juice for less pulp or pour juice into an air-tight container.
Drink 2-6 oz of juice per day to boost that immunity!
How Long Do Immunity Booster Shots Last?
The best time to drink an immunity booster is right after making it. But in the event that you have to make some for a few days ahead, this will last in the fridge for about 2-3 days before its effectiveness is really weakened.
How Often Should I Take Immunity Booster Shots?
While some folks go the extra mile and do them several times a day, 4-7 times per week seems to be the average. The number of shots you take will also depend on your current state of health. However, if you are using this to treat an illness, please talk to your doctor about the amount and frequency. Also, be aware that ginger and turmeric can affect certain medications.
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More Immunity Recipes
- Ginger Tea
- Sick Day Soup
- Chicken Soup
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Immunity Booster Shots Recipe
- 1 Blender OR food processor OR juicer
- 3 cups pineapple (chopped)
- 3 cups mango (chopped)
- 3 cups apples (peeled and cubed)
- 1 cup cherries (pitted)
- 2 cups oranges (peeled and sliced)
- 2 tsp. fresh ginger (or 1 tsp. ground ginger)
- 2 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1 cup cold water
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process for 2 minutes until the fruit is completely pulverized.
- Place cheesecloth inside a mesh strainer and place strainer over a large bowl. Pour blended juice into cheesecloth and strainer. Let strain for 10 minutes or until fully strained. Stir pulp periodically to move pulp out of the way.
- Once strained, discard the pulp. Strain remaining juice for less pulp or pour juice into an air-tight container.
- Drink 2-6 oz of juice per day to boost that immunity!