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September 08, 2021

Robin Frey

The Immune Booster Juice

This healthy immune boosting juice has it all, amazing taste and restorative power.

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We are all looking for ways to boost our immune system, especially in the age of coronavirus. Chock full of nutritious ingredients like local honey and zinc, this juice will help you conquer  sore throats and take on flu season.

Why We Love This Immune Boosting Juice Recipe

Ginger juice, orange juice and grapefruit come together in this recipe to make a delicious, zesty and healthy juice that will help you feel energized and well.

Here’s what chef Ari had to say about his creation:

“For this blend, we wanted to add as many immunity-boosting ingredients as possible. We added the most common citrus and local honey. The honey not only takes the edge off slightly from the acidic citrus, but can help with allergies. We use flavorless liquid zinc to support immune health too. Ginger and turmeric add a bit of heat and spice to round the whole blend out.”

As delicious as this juice is, you won’t believe all of its health benefits.

With cold and flu season almost upon us and COVID-19 still rearing its ugly head, keeping our immune system functioning at its peak performance is more important than ever.

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Check out this recipe’s nutritious elements and their roles in boosting your immunity and keeping you healthy:

  • Citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C. Fresh juice from oranges and grapefruit give a healthy dose of Vitamin C. This nutrient contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of the immune system. Vitamin C also supports barrier function against pathogens and protects the body from environmental stress.¹
  • Zinc activates enzymes that fight viruses and bacteria. Zinc actually “turns on” cells that helps to destroy viruses and bacteria by breaking down their proteins!² What a great tool to have in your virus-fighting arsenal — I recommend getting a good dose of Zinc daily.
  • Consuming honey can help your body fight bad bacteria. Research has shown that eating honey increases cells (lymphocytes) that identify, build antibodies against, and kill microbes and microorganisms that are invading the body.³
  • Curcumin, the component found in turmeric, enhances antibody responses. Even at low doses, curcumin supports antibody responses by its ability to modulate the immune system.
  • Nutrient-rich and naturally gluten-free. Fresh grapefruit juice adds vitamin A, potassium, and calcium and can support your body’s ability to detox.
  • Cold and flu relief. Zinc helps your immune system and metabolism function, and has been shown to shorten recovery from a cold or flu.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties. Fresh ginger and fresh turmeric pack a nutritious and antibacterial punch that can even lower your cholesterol!
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Ayo

Hi. when using the citrus fruits, do we just use the juice and add to the remaining items in the recipe, or we peel them and add to the juicer? if we peel and add to the juicer, will it not taste a bit bitter? Thank you.

Jan 28, 2022
Robin Frey

Hi Ayo, The grapefruit and orange should be peeled (discarding the peels) and then juiced (grind & press) if using a juice press. It should not turn out bitter 😄

Jan 28, 2022
Puni

Hi thankd for the recipe. I am in SA were can I buy zinc liquid i.e brand and store please.

Dec 5, 2021
Robin Frey

You're so welcome 😄 You hopefully should be able to get liquid zinc at your local vitamin store, but I did a quick search online and found some organic zinc on ubuy with delivery to SA, check out this link here: https://www.ubuy.com.sa/en/product/9LUYRAY0-organic-zinc-liquid-drops-for-immune-support-and-skin-health-pure-zinc-sulfate-supplement-with-organ

Dec 6, 2021
Carolyn

Hello. Do you have any recommendations of zinc I could use for this recipe?

Sep 12, 2021
Robin Frey

Hi Carolyn, I personally use and recommend this liquid zinc: Global Healing Center Zinc, USDA Organic Liquid Plant Based Zinc from Guava Leaves for Immunity, Hormone Balance, and Healthy Aging (2 Oz) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086C8GC8T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_8NGQtlOEWdane , however, if you use this one you will have to reduce the serving to the serving size on the bottle (1 ml). In testing, Ari used this brand https://www.vitacost.com/eidon-ionic-minerals-zinc-liquid-concentrate which works well because is pretty much tasteless in the recipe.

Sep 12, 2021
Raymond Ansah

it is excellent blend . I am learning a lot from Goodnature recipe.

Sep 10, 2021
Robin Frey

Thank you Raymond! Glad you find it helpful 😄

Sep 10, 2021