The Best Immune-Boosting Ingredients for Juicing (Plus, Recipes!)


Not only does juicing offer you an array of health benefits, but it can also be great for helping to boost your immune system when your body needs it the most!

When we start to feel run-down, we know it’s time to dust off the juicing, stock up on some immune-boosting ingredients and flood our system with the things it needs to fight off any oncoming sickness.

These are some of the go-to juicing ingredients we love to use when we want to get those powerful benefits:

1. Ginger

Ginger is one of the best ingredients for helping your body to fight off infection. It’s said to increase core body temperature and help promote circulation.

2. Lemon

Mostly due to the vitamin C content, lemon is an easy way to boost the immune system.

3. Turmeric

Ward off any oncoming infections with this powerful immune booster! Packed with anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric makes a great addition to your immune-boosting juice recipes.

4. Beetroot

Juicing beetroot can help boost your immune function and help to prevent any symptoms of cold and flu.

3 of Our Favorite Immune-Boosting Recipes

Classic Carrot Zinger

Awaken your digestive system with this cleansing and activating juice combination! Add a little extra ginger to get things going. If you’re game ;-)


  • 2 carrots
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 orange

Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Juice

Packed with antioxidants, vitamin A, beta-carotene and anti-inflammatory properties, this zingy combination will help you combat a weak immune system and decrease inflammation.


  • 1 apple
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ lemon
  • 1-inch piece of ginger
  • 1-inch piece of turmeric
  • Extra: a dash of black pepper

Immune Boosting Beet Juice

Beetroot is powerful in assisting to cleanse the body and boost the immune system. This combination will help to nourish your cells and strengthen the immune system.


  • 1 beetroot, stem removed and washed
  • 1 apple
  • 1-inch piece of ginger root
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 cucumber