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4 Immune-Boosting Drinks to Help You Fight the Flu Season

Kale, Apple and Spinach Juice
Nothing beats green juices when it comes to health benefits, especially for immune health. All the leafy greens in this recipe, such as kale, spinach, and romaine lettuce, are packed full of antioxidants that have a known immune-boosting effect, and the ginger adds even more healthy goodness. Just one serving of this nutritious juice will cover your daily value of both vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as provide you with plenty of calcium and iron.
Ingredients for Kale, Apple and Spinach Juice:
Kale - 2 leaves
Romaine lettuce - 2-3 leaves
Spinach - 1 cup
Celery - 2 stalks
Cucumber - 1/2
Lemon - 1/2
Fresh ginger - 1-inch piece
Strawberry, Mint and Kiwi Smoothie

Those of you looking for an indulgent immune-boosting drink will love this creamy yet fresh strawberry, kiwi, and mint smoothie. Apart from containing quite a few vitamins (namely, vitamin C, A, and B6) and minerals, such as zinc and folate, the Greek yogurt in this smoothie has a healthy dose of magnesium and probiotics. In addition to aiding digestion, the latter will boost your gut microbiome and make you more resilient to harmful microbes.

Ingredients for Strawberry, Mint and Kiwi Smoothie:
Kiwi - 2 (peeled and halved)
Greek yogurt - 5 oz (approximately 1 small cup)
Orange juice - 8 oz (approximately 1 glass)
Fresh mint - 10 leaves
Carrot, Beet, and Turmeric Juice

This juice incorporates the best immune-boosting ingredients: beets, carrots, turmeric, and ginger. All of these ingredients have a jaw-dropping nutritional profile and are associated with a long list of health benefits for your entire body. Most importantly, all these ingredients have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that will really help your body fight off cold symptoms. Apart from being super healthy, this juice is also ridiculously energizing, so definitely give this one a try.

Ingredients for Carrot, Beet, and Turmeric Juice:
Carrot - 3 (peeled)
Beet - 1 (peeled)
Orange - 1 (peeled)
Lemon - 1/2
Fresh ginger - 1-inch piece
Turmeric - 1 tsp.
Mulled Non-Alcoholic Cider

Give your immune system a health boost with this warming alcohol-free drink. This mulled, spicy cider is very easy to prepare, and it also carries all the health benefits of apples, ginger, oranges, cranberries, and spices like cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon in one irresistible drink that everyone in your family will enjoy.

Ingredients for Mulled Cider:
Apple juice - 8 cups
Orange - 1 (thinly sliced)
Fresh cranberries - 1/2 cup
Fresh ginger - 1-inch piece (thinly sliced)
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