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Boost your Immune System: Support the Immune System with Green Smoothies and Freshly squeezed Juices

Boost your Immune System: Support the Immune System with Green Smoothies and Freshly squeezed Juices

We love green smoothies and freshly squeezed juices because they simply taste delicious and enrich our daily diet with an extra portion of important nutrients. Especially ingredients like leafy greens and raw vegetables have lots of vitamins, minerals and secondary plant compounds - like the valuable chlorophyll, antioxidants, enzymes and amino acids or the digestive beneficial bitter and dietary fiber. Therefore, we are convinced that daily consumption of of green smoothies and freshly squeezed juices can boost our immune system.
On this page we have compiled a list of ingredients that are special immune boosters, we will show you how to turn them into delicious smoothies or juices. All you need is a powerful blender and/or a nutrient-friendly slow juicer.

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Boost your immune system with green smoothies

Boost your Immune System with Green Smoothies

Start the day with a green smoothie made from water, fruits and leafy greens. Green smoothies are not only alkaline and easy to digest, but packed with valuable nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, trace elements, antioxidants, phytochemicals, etc. In addition, the fiber contained in green smoothies supports the intestinal bacteria and boosts intestinal health - they have a prebiotic effect and are easy to digest, especially when they are creamy-fine pureed. This is an advantage for the immune system, 70-80 % of our immune cells that are needed to defend us against diseases, are produce by the intestine.

It's best to enjoy the Green Smoothie in the morning on an empty stomach, so that the nutrients can be absorbed perfectly. If you want to replace your breakfast,
500-1000 ml of smoothie, depending on how hungry you are, should be enough. Of course, you can also replace any other meal with it - just make sure there is enough time between your meal and the smoothie. To get started, we recommend recipes that consist of just a few ingredients. To introduce you to a variety of green ingredients - from spinach, to garden herbs, lettuce, wild herbs or cabbage.

We have listet our top beginners picks here:

Green smoothies recipes for beginners - Top 10

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Boost your immune system with wild herb smoothies

Boost your immune system with wild herb smoothies

Did you know that wild herbs outperform our cultivated plants? in terms of nutrients, they have tremendis more vitamins and minerals. But not only that: wild herbs are also considered effective medicinal plants that can be used against a wide variety of diseases

For example, stinging nettle is said to boost the immune system by Stimulation of the T-lymphocyte proliferation, promoting antibody formation and stimulation of phagocytes to increased activity. All these are properties that are needed to stay healthy, especially in times of increased risk of infection. We therefore like to pack the nettle into our green smoothie - so all its healthy nutrients are preserved. The blending process ensures that there is no burning when drinking the smoothie.

Learn how to dose wild herbs in green smoothies and how to combine them with fruits: Wild herb smoothie recipes: our Top 5

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Boost your immune system with smoothies against colds

It usually starts mid-October: cough, cold, hoarseness - the first cold has arrived. We have developed a green smoothies especially for this time, which either works as prophylaxis or promise some relief when you already caught a cold.

Boost Your Immune System with Smoothies Against the Common Cold

Apple smoothie recipe with wild herbs for colds

If a cold catches us right at the beginning of autumn, we like to mix ourselves an apple smoothie with the wild herbs mallow and chickweed. This wild herb duo is said to have an expectorant and soothing effect on coughs. Naturopath Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897) already used chickweed for these cold symptoms. Mallow is added, it is also considered effective against complaints of the upper respiratory tract.

Click here for the recipe: Apple smoothie recipe with wild herbs

Boost Your Immune System with Green Smoothies

Winter smoothies for colds with turmeric and ginger

To prevent it from even going that far, we swear on green smoothies with extra
vitamin C. This is where ginger and turmeric come into play.

Ginger warms you up from the inside and revs up the metabolism, the earthy turmeric with its antibacterial properties can boost the immune system. But to prevent colds, we need one thing above all: plenty of
vitamin C to support our defenses. First-class vitamin C suppliers are the winter salads Indian lettuce, lamb's lettuce and parsley. They are the green ingredients in our winter smoothie.

Click here for the recipe: Winter smoothie recipe - stop a cold before it hits

Click here for the recipe: Turmeric smoothie recipe against colds

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Boost your immune system with ginger shots

Boost your immune system with wild herb smoothies

An absolute trend in terms of boosting the immune system are ginger shots. Ginger is considered a real immune booster with lots of vitamin C, antibacterial properties and even virus-inhibiting effects.

We also appreciate the healthy tuber for the fact that it heats us up from the inside, especially in winter. If you've ever had a pure ginger shot, you exactly know what we are talking about. You can make ginger shots with a slow juicer simply by juicing the ginger tuber. Or you use a blender to make a mini ginger smoothie and combine it with other ingredients like honey, lemon or orange juice.

Learn how to prepare ginger shots with a slow juicer or in a blender:
Ginger shot recipes for Slow Juicers and Blenders

Boost your immune system with celery juice

Boost your immune system with celery juice

Having a good Immune system is important. For example, the green perennial contains minerals and trace elements such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and phosphorus, but also a lot of vitamins A, C, B and K.
Since celery in a green smoothie has a rather dominant flavor and does not go well with all types of fruit, we prefer freshly squeezed celery juice. Juicing, the aroma comes out much more gently, you can even drink celery juice pure. This is exactly what celery juice expert and best-selling author Anthony William recommends, he attributes numerous healthy effects to the green juice.

If you are looking for more information on the topic celery juice, e. G. : How to make celery juice with a juicer/blender; how to dose it at the beginning; and more - We have a whole page about the healthy juice.

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Boost your immune system with wheatgrass juice

Boost your immune system with wheatgrass juice

Even before wheatgrass juice became a trend, there has been a large fan community for freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice. This does not happen without a reason, we think, wheatgrass is a superfood of the extra class with a very high nutrient density. The American and alternative practitioner Ann Wigmore (1909-1993) was one of the first to recognize the health potential of wheatgrass and successfully used freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice to boost the immune system and detoxify the organism of herself and her patients.

She attributed her recovery from cancer in the 1950s to, among other things, a predominantly raw food diet and the daily consumption of fresh wheatgrass juice. To this day, many people swear on the beneficial effect of freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice.

We have compiled all the important information about wheatgrass juice, including preparation and dosage: Wheatgrass Juice: All information about the healthy grass juice

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Boost the immune system with sauerkraut juice

Boost your immune system with sauerkraut juice

One thing first: freshly squeezed sauerkraut juice is not only extremely healthy, but tastes much better than you might think. If it is made from raw sauerkraut, it has a salty note, which we find quite pleasant. Freshly pressed, raw sauerkraut juice contains all the healthy ingredients, except for the fiber, of fermented white or pointed cabbage - the classic sauerkraut.

In addition to many vitamins and minerals, these include one thing in particular: millions of lactic acid bacteria that are produced during the fermentation of white or pointed cabbage. Exactly these microorganisms are essential for a healthy intestinal flora, they are able to kill bad bacteria and germs. In a way, Raw sauerkraut and it´s juice is a natural probiotic as welle as a natural remedy for detoxification and cleansing of the digestive organs.

This not only makes the intestines fit, but also ensures a strong immune system at the same time. As mentioned above, a healthy intestine produces 70-80 percent of the immune cells that we need to stay healthy.

All important information about sauerkraut juice - how to make it yourself:
Sauerkraut Juice: all information about the healthy probiotic cabbage juice

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How do you strengthen your immune system?

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Ernestine Rauchenbichler
You are doing a great job here. Thank you for that!
I boost my immune system with juices made from wild herbs mixed with apples, cucumbers, and ginger.
Turmeric-ginger shot with oranges.
Celery juice.
Elderberry syrup.
Rosehip puree.
Lots of greens in the form of salads and, of course, with a healthy diet and some exercise.

Best regards,
Carla von Grü
Dear Ernestine,

thank you for your comment and the praise. We are delighted that you enjoy our ideas, recipes, and tips :)
It's impressive to see all that you do for your health!
Best regards,
Barbara Jovcic
Hello, my question is - due to the advice of my TCM doctor and my deficient and damp spleen/liver and gallbladder, I should not consume raw food.
Therefore, I thought - I will make the smoothie and then heat it up.
Carla von Grü
Hello Barbara,

you could certainly do that - for example, you could blend the smoothie for a longer time, and it will naturally heat up. However, I would recommend discussing your concerns with your treating doctor.

All the best,
i follow a ketogenic diet. This allows me to consume carbohydrates only in vanishingly small amounts. I would be grateful for 2-3 very good tasting smoothie recipes. Almost no fruit, of course. Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are allowed. I have a Puro blender. I just don't have the good ideas. Thank you in advance.
Carla von Grü
Hello Peter,

thank you very much for your comment. We have not yet developed keto-friendly green smoothies. Just use the berries mentioned and combine with a mild leafy green ingredient such as spinach or radish leaves.

That was accidentally anonymous. The post from 9.11. is from gdollers and the response to Carla's question about taste and compatibility.
For about 2 years now, I have been believing in and relying on your ginger and turmeric shots. The universal remedy. As soon as it gets uncomfortable outside and a slight scratching in the throat becomes noticeable..... they are mixed. I have recommended them many times - with success. Otherwise, I enjoy green smoothies with orange, lemon, ginger, kale ... depending on what's available. I gladly try out your recipes, like recently the smoothie with pomegranate seeds, mmmhhh. Thank you very much for your great tips and recipes.

Take care and stay healthy.
Best wishes, Gabi
Carla von Grü
'Dear Gabi,

Thank you so much for your comment and your positive feedback on the recipes. It's fantastic to hear that the ginger and turmeric shot is doing you good and strengthening you. Currently, I also add a piece of ginger and turmeric to my freshly pressed carrot juice almost every day. It's also a fantastic drink for boosting the immune system.

Wishing you all the best too!
how does one describe taste? It tastes sweet and spicy and fruity.
My wife likes to leave out the beetroot as it creates an earthy note. We have zero digestion problems. Sometimes we drink a large glass before or after dinner. Just give it a try. If one or another ingredient is missing, it's not even noticeable. Sometimes we also add still water to dilute it or neutralize the flavor a bit. The ingredients don't always taste the same, after all.
I have developed the following mix for about a year now:
One bunch of parsley and half a handful of salad mix (including nettle)
Half a handful of herb mix from the garden (mint, sage, thyme, rosemary, burnet)
Half an eggplant
Half an avocado
One piece of cucumber
2 bananas
One small beetroot and a piece of turmeric
Half a lemon
1 tablespoon of hemp oil
1 tablespoon of honey
A pinch of pepper
Apple and/or orange juice for the right consistency
Also, spices such as a teaspoon of nutmeg, cinnamon, cumin, and coriander.
I buy all these ingredients at my organic store. The result is approximately 1 liter of smoothie that can last up to 2 days in the fridge.
Carla von Grü
Thank you for sharing your recipe.
With so many ingredients, I am curious to know how the smoothie tastes and if it is not heavy to digest, as it contains honey, oil, and ready-made juice.
On the other hand, our formula for green smoothies is rather minimalist, but alkaline and very easily digestible: we simply use leafy greens, ripe fruit (approximately in a ratio of 60:40 or 70:30), and still water.

Best regards,
Hello dear ones,
Thank you very much for the always delicious recipes! I strengthen my immune system with your ginger shot base recipe (lemon, fresh ginger, honey) and that even during the summer. Because at my workplace, it's always cold due to the constant draft from the air conditioning. I mix the ingredients every Sunday and fill them into a jam jar. This way, it lasts me for a week, taking 1-2 sips every morning.
Carla von Grü
Dear Nadia,

Wow - that's great! We're really thrilled that our ginger shot recipe for the blender resonated so well with you :)

Warm regards,
De Schulz
Wild herbs are really a great thing. Personally, I always prepare a winter supply by drying them and then grinding them into powder (my Vitamix can handle that easily). By the way, I do the same with kale, which is only available for a short period of time. Just don't forget to add some fat to the smoothie, so that the body can better absorb the fat-soluble vitamins. I always throw in a few peanuts. However, you can also use other types of nuts.
Carla von Grü
Thank you very much for sharing your tips on boosting the immune system! All the best to you, Carla.
I don't limit myself when it comes to selecting ingredients. I always try something new and so far I have always been satisfied. It always tasted delicious.
Carla von Grü
Great, that makes us happy :)
Benita Schütte
My dear ones, your recipes are amazing and always taste very good! At the moment, I am following a low-carb diet (please understand and accept this, it's just the way it is and I am aware of all the critical points). I would love to drink more green smoothies, but I am limited when it comes to fruits. Essentially, I can only have 1 orange per day, 1 apple per day, as well as raspberries and strawberries. I can have unlimited amounts of green vegetables (except for avocado). Do you have any recipe ideas for this? Many of your recipes have a sweet and gentle taste from banana, but that is not possible for me right now. Can you help or create something for me? Thank you so much!
Carla von Grü
Dear Benita,

Thank you very much for your comment. Green smoothies with minimal fruit content are noticeably more challenging in terms of taste compared to, for example, green juices. Have you ever tried them? With freshly pressed juices, you can easily reduce the amount of fruit - for example, just 1/4 apple and 1/8 lemon combined with 200g celery, a bit of cucumber, and 1/4 bunch of parsley, maybe even some ginger - it makes a delicious green juice.

Best regards,