lemon ginger smoothie

After coming down with a sore throat a couple weeks ago, I was craving lemon and ginger – two of the best things to help soothe a scratchy throat and boost the immune system! Pears are in season right now here in Ontario, so I paired (…paired the pear…ha!) with lemon and ginger to create the ultimate immune boosting smoothie. It’s so fresh and zesty, your immune system and throat will love it.
 
I give credit to this smoothie for helping me feel better very fast! I must have made about 10 of these in just a couple days.

Lemon Ginger Immune-Boosting Smoothie

A zesty smoothie full of Vitamin C rich lemon and ginger to soothe your throat and boost your immune system.

Ingredients

  • 1 pear, cored
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 inch chunk fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1-2 Swiss chard or kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup water add more water for thinner consistency

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend for 30-60 seconds. Transfer to glass and enjoy!

  2. Add in 2 ice cubes for a colder smoothie.


Immune-Boosting Smoothie Benefits

lemon ginger smoothie

Lemon
Lemons are antibacterial, rich in alkalizing minerals, and help to stimulate digestion. Learn more about the benefits of lemon and water here.
 
Ginger
Ginger helps stimulate digestion and is excellent for reducing inflammation which is key for soothing a sore throat!
 
Spinach
Greens such as spinach are rich in potent phytonutrients and antioxidants which help to neutralize free radicals in our body – this means our cells are protected from damage!

 

Be sure to give this immune boosting smoothie a try! For more tips on ways to boost your immune system, check out my 5 Foods to Boost your Immune System and 5 Supplements to Boost your Immune System.
 
Looking for some other fun fall recipes to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation? Try these:
 
 
Check out my video below on my 3 Healthy Fall Drink recipes featuring this Immune Boosting Smoothie: