These homemade immunity boosting shots are citrusy and full of vitamin C. They are definitely something you’re going to want to implement in your life!
When I hear the word Winter, one of the things I think of is the season for sickness. I feel like it is just bound to happen that you are going to catch a cold here and there during these Winter months. With that being said, I have lots of memories of my mom taking these vitamin C drinks in the mornings. Not just during the Winter but all year round. I feel like if there is any time I should bring that memory to life within my own routine it is this time of year. So, today we are going to make some homemade vitamin C immunity boosting shots.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
These shots are full of citrusy fruits that are packed with vitamin C. With that being said, Vitamin C has so many good health benefits for you. Here are just a few of them:
- Vitamin C helps prevent iron deficiency
- Vitamin C boosts the immune system
- May lower your risk of heart disease
- Help manage high blood pressure
- May reduce your risk of chronic disease
You will also love this recipe because it is easy to throw together. Making these immunity boosting shots aren’t as hard as you think they would be. You simply prep a few ingredients, toss them in a blender, strain, and funnel into your glasses!
Another reason you will love this recipe is because it is waste free. Close to the bottom of this blog post, I speak of ways to use the leftover citrus peels and pulp so we are not wasting any food when making this recipe.
Lastly, I don’t know about you, but I love doing as many natural things as possible to fight off sickness. That means eating a balanced diet, moving my body, hydrating, and getting good sleep. I would like for medicine to be a last resort kind of thing. These shots are a great way to have something a little more natural fight off sickness if you are into that as well.
Immunity Boosting Shots FAQs
What is the strongest immune system booster?
Vitamin C is the strongest immune system booster. That is exactly why these homemade immunity boosting shots are full of vitamin c.
What superfoods are good for your immune system?
Foods that are good for your immune system include citrus fruits, garlic, ginger, probiotic packed yogurt, spinach, almonds, and green tea. In our homemade immunity booster shots, we have citrus fruits, garlic, and ginger. My mother always said that garlic is a natural antibiotic which is why it is such a great addition into these shots and your daily routine.
How do you stop a cold when you feel it coming on?
One of the best ways to stop a cold when you feel it coming on is to stay hydrated. Water and juice is a great way to do this. Where I am getting at with this is that these homemade shots are a great way to stay hydrated and fight sickness when you feel it coming on.
Ingredients In These Homemade Immunity Boosters
Tools You Will Need
Sharp knife or serrated knife
Blender (I used an immersion one)
How to Make These Shots Step-by-Step
To start, prep your ingredients. Peel the citrus fruits as best as possible. As well as mincing the garlic and ginger root.
Then, place all the ingredients into a blender. Add the water on top of the ingredients and blend as best as you can.
Once blended, use a fine mesh strainer to strain the pulp out of the juice. If you would like it more pulp you can omit this step as a whole or take some of the pulp out and leave some in. Do with this step as you wish!
Using a pouring glass, pour the juice into the glasses . Store in the refrigerator.
Ways to Use the Leftover Citrus Peels
- Adding a scent to homemade cleaner
- Adding into the bottom of a waste bucket to help with smell
- A citrus potpourri
- Candied citrus peels
- Cleaning agents
Ways to Use the Leftover Pulp
- Pack it into ice trays and freeze it for a drink garnish
- Add to popsicles
- Using it for clothing dye
- Homemade veggie broth
- Adding it to smoothies for extra fiber
- 1 Pink Grapefruit
- 2 navel oranges
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger root
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic
- 1/2 cup water
- Start by peeling all of the citrus and taking the skin off of the ginger. The garlic or ginger does not need to be minced; it will blend up in the blender.
- Second, put all prepped ingredients into the blender and add the water on top of it all. Blend until as smooth as possible.
- Strain in a fine mesh strainer or don't if you prefer to have pulp. You may also keep some pulp