This super-simple-to-prepare, inexpensive Citrus Immunity Shots made with immune-boosting citrus, turmeric, and garlic, a delicious way to start your day!
Citrus Immunity Shots
This wellness shot recipe nourishes, fuels and aids your body in the morning and it’s so easy to make. If you’ve ever purchased immunity shots in the store, you will know how expensive they are. Making them from scratch saves money! Make a batch each week, keep it in the fridge and drink it twice a day.
Immunity Shot Ingredients and Health Benefits
The phytonutrients in plants are very beneficial. Especially when it comes to helping your body’s natural detoxification systems and boosting your immune system. Here’s how each of the superfoods in these Immunity Shots nourishes, fuels and aids your body to prevent sickness:
- Grapefruit Juice: Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, two powerful vitamins that benefit immunity.
- Lemon Juice: A good source of Vitamin C, providing antiviral and antibacterial properties.
- Orange Juice: Also high in Vitamin C and it’s high in beta-cryptoxanthin, a carotenoid that your body converts into Vitamin A.
- Ginger Root: Contains gingerol, which can help lower the risk of infections and inhibit the growth of many different types of bacteria. Ginger juice is helps with nausea or upset stomach.
- Turmeric: Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory and a very strong antioxidant.
- Black Pepper: When you add a little black pepper to your turmeric, and you increase the absorption of curcumin by almost 2000%!
- Garlic: Enhances immune function and it contains sulphur compounds that get into the body through digestion and exert many medicinal effects.
Make a fresh batch of this potent daily immunity shot at least once a week. Have one shot in the morning and another later on to boost your afternoon!
For an added boost of Vitamin C, throw some fresh squeezed organic pineapple juice, or a red pepper and some fresh lime juice for a different flavor.
Reduce Stress to Boost Immunity
Hi Everyone, I’m Heather K. Jones. I’m a dietitian and the nutrition expert for the Skinnytaste cookbooks. I also work with women who struggle with emotional eating. Without the inner tools to stay centered, we can easily become overwhelmed and drained. Then use food in an unconscious attempt to feel safe, to create a false sense of control, or to soothe or suppress uncomfortable emotions.
Plants are your best source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. This super-simple-to-prepare Citrus Immunity Shot from my dietitian friend Danielle Omar, is a delicious way to supplement your day to prevent illnesses, especially during flu season.
Creating soulful, practical routines that support your mental, emotional and physical health will not only naturally boost your immunity and reduce stress eating, it will also re-connect you with the healing and strengthening power of your own heart. You’ll remember just how capable, resilient and powerful you truly are!
Know too that when you take care of yourself and prioritize your health, this also provides you with the energy to support others from a grounded place.
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More Immune Booster Favorites:
- Superfood Smoothie with Kale, Banana, Chia and Hemp Seeds
- Matcha Green Tea Shots
- Green Apple Lemon Cucumber Ginger Smoothie
- Green Detox Soup with Toasted Hemp Gremolata
- Carrot Ginger Soup
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Citrus Immunity Shot
- 1 medium grapefruit, peeled
- 1 medium orange
- ½ medium lemon
- 1 (1-inch) piece fresh organic ginger root, peeled
- 1 (1-inch) piece fresh organic turmeric root, peeled
- ½ clove garlic
- Pinch freshly ground black pepper
- In a blender, combine (whole) grapefruit, juice from the orange and lemon, ginger, turmeric, garlic and pepper. Blend until smooth (adjusting ingredients to taste, if necessary).
- Place a small sieve or strainer over a mason jar or glass cup. .
- Pour liquid into strainer and serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 4 days
85 comments on “Citrus Immunity Shots”
Is there any reason this shouldn’t be given to children? If not, would the serving size be different?
Love love love this! I enjoy each ingredient for its own goodness – combined, wow! I omitted the garlic (love it, but not first thing in the morning) and used cayenne instead of black pepper, and it was amazing! Had an ounce, enjoyed it enough to add the other ounce (2 ounce serving suggestion) to my shake. Yum!
Re: substituting Cayenne pepper for the black pepper: Although both are nutritional additions to a recipe, the reason for including the black pepper is the presence of “piperine,” the compound responsible for the massively-increased absorption of the valuable Turmeric; cayenne pepper does not contain piperine.
What an amazing recipe !!!! First time to try it and i love ittttt❤️i just omitted the garlic because i was worried about its after taste
Can you peel and freeze tumeric or will it lose its powers?
You can actually buy whole tumeric already frozen in Asian and Halal markets and it’s good for a year, so I don’t think it loses its potency.
This is excellent! My husband always buys the expensive store bought wellness/immunity shots, but he said this one was much better! I push the pulp through the strainer and I actually save the pulp – I kinda like it by the spoonfuls. Definitely a keeper and nice to have during cold season or whenever you might need it.
Straining the pulp removes the fiber, which struck me as odd.
Easy to make (if you have all the ingredients!) and tastes exactly like the expensive shots you buy at the store!
I juiced this in my juicer. A little tart but oh so fresh.
My juice didn’t turn out with the same bright or age color.
I added a little carrot juice to the mix to help mellow out the sourness of the citrus. Great little boost for the morning. Thanks!
Can you use grapefruit juice??
Made as written and loved
it! I think I will add a little honey and maybe even cayenne for kick. I also am going to juice the grapefruit next time so the ginger, garlic and turmeric will stay in the shot and not the pulp when strained.
Can you use already prepared OJ that is bought in grocery stores with the same nutrition or ear it
If you buy freshly squeezed orange juice with just 1 ingredient 🙂