Whether you are fighting an illness, trying to recover from illness and/or looking to prevent illness you will want to keep your body’s immune system in top shape with these immune boosting smoothies. By increasing your consumption of fruits, vegetables and most importantly leafy greens you can super-charge your immune system by flooding your body with antioxidants, Vitamins A & C.

Here are just a few of my favourite ingredients for keeping my immune system in top form! Add a few of these to your favourite smoothie and you will have yourself an immune boosting smoothie!

Blueberries are known for their antiviral and antibacterial properties and are valuable in fighting infections.

All citrus fruits are packed with Vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. Other great sources for Vitamin C in the fruit world including pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, cantaloupe, papaya and guava. But it doesn’t stop there!  The vegetable world also includes great sources of Vitamin C including brussels sprouts, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale and broccoli.

Green Tea is full of antioxidants to help boost your immune system. Use green tea as the liquid – for example make 2 cups of green tea using four tea bags and let it cool before adding to the blender.

Goji berries are rich in antioxidants and will give your immune system a powerful boost. They will also give you an energy boost

Carrots are packed with vitamin A, vital for immune function and eye health as well as healthy skin. They also contain loads of beta carotene, a powerful phytonutrient that boosts the immune system.

Spinach is a nutrient-filled vegetable that can increase the functioning of your immune system, with all the amazing nutrient filled benefits including vitamin A & C, lutein, iron, chlorophyll and folate.

Raw Pumpkin Seeds offer lots vitamins including vitamins A, B6, C and E and beta carotene. The list goes on! Pumpkin seeds helps enhance your immune system, and protects against colds, flu and infections. All nuts and seeds are best soaked (see Why Soaking Nuts/Seeds) – cover with water the night before and in the morning rinse and use in your smoothie.

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The combination of citrus, goji berries and spinach fill your body with antioxidants and Vitamin C.

  • 3 cups water or green tea
  • 3 oranges, peel removed
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (soaked overnight & rinsed)
  • 2-3 big handfuls spinach

Add all ingredients to the blender.  Blend on low speed and gradually increase speed.  Blend on high until smooth and frothy. To learn more about how I create smoothies visit My Smoothie Approach. Makes about 1.5 litres.

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This smoothie is chocked full of Vitamins A & C and antioxidants and will keep your immune system in top form

  • 3 cups water or green tea
  • 1 large beet
  • 2 apples
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/2 lemon, peel removed
  • 2 hot peppers
  • beet greens

Add all ingredients to the blender.  Blend on low speed and gradually increase speed.  Blend on high until smooth and frothy. To learn more about how I create smoothies visit My Smoothie Approach. Makes about 1.5 litres.

DSC_0011_watermark blue ban goji dulseBlueberry, Banana, Goji Berry Booster

  • 3-4 cups water or green tea
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1 broccoli stalk
  • 2-3 tbsp dulse (start with less if you are new to dulse)
  • 3 big handfuls spinach

Add all ingredients to the blender.  Blend on low speed and gradually increase speed.  Blend on high until smooth and frothy. To learn more about how I create smoothies visit My Smoothie Approach. Makes about 1.5-2 litres.

AlmostRawVegan.com - Immune Boosting SmoothiesOrange & Goji Berry Booster

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 oranges, peel removed
  • handful goji berries
  • 2 big handfuls spinach

Add all ingredients to the blender.  Blend on low speed and gradually increase speed.  Blend on high until smooth and frothy.  To learn more about how I create smoothies visit My Smoothie Approach. Makes about 1 litre.