Healthy Immune System Booster

Looking for a simple way to boost immune system naturally? This mango ginger smoothie is full of green vegetables to get you strong and vibrant!

Immune boosting green smoothie with vitamins and minerals

Enjoy this simple + tasty Immune System Booster that’s packed with vitamin C, healing herbs and essential vitamins and minerals. You can drink it daily since it’s packed with immune system booster foods that support immunity.

Getting sick is no fun at all— especially during a pandemic. 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. 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%!

6 Immune System Booster Foods

Feeling under the weather and looking for natural alternatives to reboot your immune system? Look no further than these six amazing ingredients. We toss them into our green smoothies all the time— helping us fight off stubborn colds and flus.


This all-natural superfood is the ultimate in immune boosting and detoxifying properties. Adding just a ¼-½ inch chunk of fresh ginger to your green smoothies has amazing health benefits. A little goes a long way so if you’re not used to using fresh ginger, start off small and add more. If you’re feeling a sniffle or cold coming on, then ginger will help kick that cold to the curb just a bit faster.

Here’s some healthy tips on prepping your ginger

Citrus Fruits:

Extremely high in vitamin C, consuming citrus fruits during the winter months–when they are inexpensive and widely available–will help boost your immune system and help clear out any cold/flu viruses quickly. An easy way to do this is by using freshly squeezed orange juice as your green smoothie base, or squeeze the juice from half a lemon/lime to get a punch of vitamin C.

Check out our Vitamin C Smoothie Boost Cubes


Berries contain tons of immune-boosting nutrients: vitamin C, fiber and natural energy for the whole day. They taste fabulous, are available mostly year round (sometimes in the freezer section during the winter months), and add a burst of fresh flavor.

Here’s 5 berries we love using in our green smoothies

Immune system booster recipe using plant-based ingredients

Leafy greens are a great immune system booster food

Leafy greens are the powerhouse nutrition for vitamins A and C, as well as protein, fiber and calcium. They help clear out any toxins, leaving your body able to push past a cold and flu fast without relying on unnatural cough and cold syrups.

Parsley supports kidney function by flushing out excess fluid from the body. It’s LOADED with vitamin K – 1/2 cup is more than 500% the daily value. Whoa! The volatile oils and flavonoids in parsley have also been shown to be powerful antioxidants and may even fight the formation of tumors.

Here’s the top 13 leafy greens we like to use in green smoothies


Loaded with vitamin C and fiber, kiwis are available during the winter months. If you can’t find berries or oranges, reach for the kiwi. Did you know one kiwi has more Vitamin C than an orange and the skin is completely edible? Yep. Just scrub it with a veggie brush to get it nice and clean, and eat away (if you can handle it!). Or toss it into your blender for an extra boost of fiber and nutrition.


These crunchy beauties are loaded with fiber and vitamin C to boost your immune system and give you natural energy for the whole day. An apple a day does keep the doctor (and your cold) away.

Keeping a few of these fruits and veggies on hand in your kitchen, especially during the winter months, will help you push past that troublesome cold and flu season. Try them all and see which ones work best for you. Report back by commenting below with your favorites!

My Immune System Booster recipe

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!

Ginger Mango smoothie used as an immune system booster

Healthy Immune System Booster

Want a great smoothie recipe to help you boost your immune system?  This Healthy Immune System Booster uses mangos, parsley, celery, lemon, cucumber, spinach and ginger. 
4.8 from 4 votes
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Course: Smoothie, Snack
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Blending Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Jen Hansard


  • 3/4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 stalk celery
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley - fresh
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cucumber - peeled
  • 1/4 inch ginger root
  • 1 1/2 cups mango - frozen
  • 1/2 lemon - peeled and seeded
  • 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost - optional


  • Blend celery, parsley and water until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend again.



  • Use frozen mango to make smoothie cold.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 5671IU | Vitamin C: 141mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Chrystal says:

    Any tips for combating celery “stringy-ness” in smoothies?

    • Simple Green Smoothies says:

      Our number one tip for getting the right smoothie consistency is def to blend your liquid and greens only first. That really gives a chance for your blender to get the greens as smooth as possible. Afterward, add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. You’re next smoothie is gonna be so yummy Chrystal!!! 🙂

  2. Micha says:

    5 stars
    This recipe looked and smelled terrible, but it tasted SO GOOD!!! So glad I decided to try it.
    I like mine a little spicy, so I added a 1/2 inch of ginger. I highly recommend if you’re a ginger lover like me. 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      This one is one of my faves, Micha! And I’m also a big fan of ginger.

  3. Wilma Q. Riddell says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this smoothie. Tried it and loved the taste and also knowing that it is good for me. I will definitely start my morning with this immune booster smoothie since my students are coming back into the classroom next week. I have to protect myself and keep my immune system strong and I feel this smoothie will help me stay healthy.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      You’re welcome, Wilma! We ❤️ the teachers! Stay safe + healthy. 🙂

  4. Rebecca B says:

    5 stars
    Is there any substitute to celery? Thank you!

  5. Dieta says:

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

  6. Kimmi says:

    4 stars
    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!

  7. 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!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Debbie,

      Wahoo!! Love hearing that – thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. 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…


  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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