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Recipe to boost immune system naturally

By: Jen Hansard | last Updated: 7.6.2015 | COMMENTS: 14


Looking for a simple way to boost immune system naturally? Enjoy this fresh mango ginger green smoothie chock full of green vegetables, and herbs, with a touch of mango for natural sweetness to get you strong and vibrant asap!

Mango Ginger Immune Support ingredients to boost immune system

Getting sick is no fun at all. It can mean missing work or activities, plus who wants to feel yucky anyway? Not us! This Mango Ginger Immune Boost Recipe  was submitted by one of our community rawkstars, Gregory Y. And we’re glad he did! If we can sip up some immune-boosting, leafy green goodness to ward off illness, we’re on board 100%!

4 ingredients to boost immune system

GINGER: Did you know that ginger clears sinuses and soothes a sensitive stomach? We include ginger in some of our favorite home remedies for cold and flu for that very reason. Plus, you gotta love that ginger kick!

PARSLEY Parsley supports kidney function by flushing out excess fluid from the body – fresh lemon juice helps with this, too. It is totally LOADED with vitamin K – 1/2 cup is more than 500% the daily value. Whoa! And it also contains 55% (in 1/2 cup) of vitamin C. We all know how important vitamin C is for keeping our immune systems in tip-top shape. The volatile oils and flavonoids in parsley have also been shown to be powerful antioxidants and may even fight the formation of tumors. (source)

CUCUMBER + CELERY: Cucumber and celery add even more vitamin K, which is good for blood clotting, and add an extra punch of refreshing flavor. Plus they are very hydrating and contain lots of dietary fiber and natural sodium.

How to Boost immune system naturally

I made a video in my kitchen while I was sick to show you what I’m doing to kick a cold quick.  This recipe is just what I needed and I hope it can help you too!

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Boost immune system naturally with a Mango Ginger Immune Smoothie
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Green smoothie to boost immune system

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 oz smoothie 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A great way to boost immune system is with a MANGO GINGER SMOOTHIE. Want a great smoothie recipe to help you boost your immune system?  This smoothie uses mangos, parsley, celery, lemon, cucumber, spinach and ginger.  If you do feel that your immune system needs a boost give this smoothie a try. If you are looking for green smoothie recipes that tastes great you will love this recipe. Recipe inspired by rawkstar Gregory Y.


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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups spinach
  • 2 tablespoons celery
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (fresh)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cucumber (peeled)
  • 1/4 inch ginger (fresh)
  • 1 1/2 cups mango, frozen
  • 1/2 lemon (peeled and seeded)

Instructions

  1. Blend celery, parsley and water until smooth.
  2. Next add the remaining ingredients and blend again.

Notes

*Use frozen mango to make smoothie cold.

Keywords: mango ginger smoothie

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  1. Dieta says:

    Just what my husband and I needed right now…another tasty and refreshing smoothie.

  2. Kimmi says:

    I wash and freeze my ginger.
    When a recipe calls for it, I pull it out and run it over my zester, peel and all.
    Then pop the remaining root back into container and in freezer for next time.
    Can’t wait to try this smoothie

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Kimmi, that’s a great way to store and use ginger! Let us know what you think of this smoothie once you give it a try!

  3. Debbie says:

    I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this smoothie after looking over the ingredients but, wow!, was I surprised! It is now one of my go-to smoothies! Thank you for an excellent recipe!

  4. Maria Tisdale says:

    Hello Rawkstar,

    My questions is how do you know when you have the right texture when making smoothies. I always feel like I am over doing them and they get to soft and mushy. I really want to start doing more smoothies for the week do you have more receipts.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Maria,

      When blending green smoothies we suggest blending your leafy greens + liquid base first, until your greens resemble a juice consistency. Then add your fruit + veggies. Make sure one of your ingredients are frozen to ensure everything is creamy + chilled to perfection.

      Hope that helps!

      Want more green smoothie recipes? Make sure + check out the recipes tab on our website, + also check out our brand new mobile app, Daily Blends! It’s packed with 200+ recipes, smoothie challenges, + tons of resources.

      Check it out here…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/app

  5. Frances says:

    Do you have to peel the ginger root?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Frances,

      My favorite way to peel ginger root is to use the edge of a spoon. Simply run your spoon along the root to remove the exterior. Also, a veggie peeler works too!

  6. Nick says:

    For this and all other smoothies, are you supposed to peal the kiwi and mango and all other fruits??

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Nick,

      Great questions! The peels of fruits offer some major nutrients and are a great option to include in your green smoothie. Here are just a few tips on blending kiwi and mango…

      While kiwi peels are high in vitamin C, fiber, and cancer-fighting antioxidants, as well as, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties, it can be tart. So we suggest starting with a small amount.

      When blending the mango skin we suggest selecting your fruit when the fruit is ripe and the skin is at its thinnest. While the mango skin is packed with nutrients, those sensitive to poison ivy or poison oak should avoid eating the skin due to a potential allergic reaction known as “mango itch”. 


      Hope this helps!

  7. Leana says:

    I have been feeling under the weather and my daughter has shared pink eye with me So come Monday morning I am looking to boost immunity and detox some of my symptoms! I was missing cucumber but this recipe still tastes very fresh and the texture is light and creamy. I will make it again tomorrow with cucumber. I hope I can shake some of these bugs in my system!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Leana,

      Oh no! Pink eye added to already being sick does not sound good! We hope you get to feeling better ASAP! Here are a few other ways to boost your immunity and kick this bug to the curb!

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/healthy-eating/immunity-booster-green-smoothie

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/natural-healing/lemon-ginger-and-honey-all-natural-coldflu-remedy

      Sending you plenty of healing vibes + hope you feel better soon!

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