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Orange Immunity Juice
This brightly colored and tangy orange immunity juice is loaded with immune-boosting ingredients. Whether you feel a cold or flu coming on or you just want to reap the health benefits of a Vitamin C boost this orange juice is for you.
Why You’ll Love This Juice
There’s nothing better than freshly squeezed juice bursting with wholesome goodness. This immunity juice recipe is quick and easy and goes down really well.
Research tells us that brightly colored foods can improve our mood so if your day hasn’t turned out the way you hoped drink a glass of this immunity juice. The vibrant orange color of this juice is sure to brighten up your day.
Helpful Equipment To Make This Orange Immunity Juice
- 6 navel oranges
- 4 small carrots or 2 large carrots
- 1 lemon
- 1 inch of ginger
How To Make Orange Immunity Juice
Place the fresh produce in the sink and give it a good wash with lukewarm water. You can use a vegetable spray to help get rid of any dirt or pesticides or soak the fruits and vegetables in a mixture of vinegar and water
Remove the peels from the oranges and the lemon and discard. I find the easiest way to peel the fruit is to use a vegetable peeler. Make sure to get as much of the white pith that you can.
Cut the tops and bottoms off the carrots and discard them. Or put them aside to make a vegetable broth. I sometimes keep vegetable peels and scraps so I can make homemade vegetable broth. You can store the scraps in the freezer until you are ready to use them.
Remove the peel from the ginger and discard it.
Place the clean produce in your juicer and juice according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Enjoy your fresh homemade orange immunity juice. You can either throw away the pulp or keep it to use in a smoothie. You can store the pulp in the fridge or freezer.
All About Orange Immunity Juice
This orange immunity juice is made in a juicer that extracts the juice from the oranges, carrots, and ginger. Not to be confused with smoothies whereby the whole fruit or vegetable is blended together. To make this type of juice special equipment is required as it is not possible to extract juice from carrots or ginger by hand.
Loaded with beta carotene from the carrots and vitamin c from the lemons, this immunity juice will support a healthy immune system and help your body manage inflammation. The fresh ginger is also loaded with antioxidants and helps support a healthy digestive system.
Variations of Orange Immunity Juice
- Add a teaspoon of grated turmeric for even more antioxidant benefits.
- Throw in a scoop of collagen powder for some skin and bone health and added protein.
- Use different kinds of oranges like navel, cara cara, blood oranges, or clementines for a different flavor.
- Pour in a touch of honey to sweeten up the juice or if you have a cough or sore throat. Honey has antimicrobial and healing properties.
- Empty in the contents of a probiotic capsule for gut-healing properties.
- Add a teaspoon of omega-3 oil for anti-inflammatory benefits.
Tips and Tricks/Notes
- To make this orange immunity juice cold, add a few ice cubes after you juice it or place the glass in the fridge while you prepare the juice.
- If possible buy organic carrots, lemons, and ginger to reduce your pesticide exposure.
- Make a double batch of this orange immunity drink and store half in a mason jar in the freezer so you can enjoy some juice later on without the hassle of preparing it twice.
How To Store This Orange Immunity Juice
You can store leftovers of the immune booster juice in the fridge for 3-4 days but to maximize the immune-supporting benefits drink it as quickly as possible.
What juice boosts your immune system?
Citrus fruits like grapefruit, lemons, limes, and of course oranges, are thought to help support a healthy immune system as they contain a good amount of Vitamin C. Though typically orange juice is the only one sold commercially for drinking purposes. Vitamin C is always the go-to vitamin to support our immune system. It also helps with the maintenance and repair of our body tissues.
Is drinking orange juice good for your immune system?
Orange juice is a good source of Vitamin C and the thinking is Vitamin C is good for our immune system so yes orange juice can be good for our immune system.
Can I mix vitamin C powder with orange juice?
Yes, you can mix Vitamin C powder with orange juice but orange juice is already a good source of Vitamin C so you probably don’t need to add any more.
Immune-boosting juice recipes may be a dime a dozen but there’s nothing quite like homemade juice. This orange immunity juice is loaded with vitamin c, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, a definite must, especially during cold and flu season.
With a bright orange color and tart flavor, this juice may just be your go-to juice year-round.Print
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