9 DIY Drinks to Strengthen Your Immunity

Coronavirus is spreading across the world, As the saying goes “Prevention is better than Cure”. You can take it as protecting yourself rather waiting to get affected by it.

So far, many health experts have suggested that the only way to fight off the virus is by strengthening your immune system.

The stronger your immune system is, the less chance you’ll have of falling ill. And let’s assume that you do get infected, the recovery will be much quicker with a good immune system in place.

Making sure you are in the finest condition is neither difficult nor expensive. There are a number of foods that can help build your immunity, but if you are not a fan of eating them, you can always try drinking them.

Bringing you the post on Healthy Drink Recipes! So, let’s get started!


#1 Turmeric Tea


Turmeric tea: Turmeric is the main element of this drink. It has a compound called curcumin which modulates the immune system. Turmeric tea’s strong anti-inflammatory properties can help ease inflammation and pain.



Turmeric powder – 1tbsp turmeric powder

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Organic honey – As per taste (optional)

Water 4 cups


How to prepare:

Boil water with turmeric for 15-20 minutes. Strain and add lemon and honey to your taste.



#2 Immunity Boosting Spiced Tea

Spiced tea: This tea is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and rich in compounds that help cure infections. Raw honey has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that can boost your immune system and fight sickness.



Ginger grated – 1 tbsp

Star anise – 1

Cardamom pod – 1 crushed

Unpasteurized honey – 1 tbsp

Tulsi leaves – a handful

Peppercorns – 2

Cinnamon – 1 stick

Cloves – 2


How to prepare:

Boil all ingredients except honey in a litre of water for 30 minutes. Have ¼ in a cup with some honey.



#3 Ginger and Apple Cider Vinegar Soother

Ginger and apple cider vinegar: Ginger contains chemicals called sesquiterpenes that target cold viruses. Cayenne peppers contain a high amount of capsaicin that suppresses a neuropeptide involved in inflammatory processes. ACV contains beneficial bacteria and prebiotics that can have a positive impact on immune health.



1 cup of water

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp ginger grated

1 tsp raw honey

a pinch of cayenne pepper


How to prepare:

Boil water and take off the gas. Add ginger, cover and steep for 5 minutes. Add ACV, honey, and cayenne, mix and sip warm.



#4 Immune Boosting Green Juice

Immune boosting green juice: This juice is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folic acid and other antioxidants that help to prevent inflammation and fight infections.



Coriander leaves – 1 cup

Mint leaves – 1 cup

Baby spinach – 1 cup

Apple or pear – 1

Cucumber – 1 cup chopped

Lemon – 2 tbsp

Black salt – a pinch


How to prepare:

In a cup of water blend all ingredients. Consume immediately.



#5 Golden Milk

Golden Milk: The active ingredient boosts the body’s antioxidant capacity which is highly effective against free radicals. The nut milk and spices provide good fat to have an anti-inflammation action.



2 cups of unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp Haldi powder (turmeric) or freshly grated turmeric

½ tsp ginger, ground

½ tsp black pepper powder

½ cup light coconut milk

2 tbsp raw honey

1-inch piece of cinnamon


How to prepare:

Heat the mixture on the stove over a low flame for 5-10 minutes (except honey). Strain and add honey to taste.



#6 Hot Lemonade

Hot lemonade: Ginger, garlic and cinnamon have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds that help lower your risk of disease.



4 fresh garlic cloves – chopped

1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp raw honey

1-inch cinnamon stick

4 cups of water

1 tbsp mint leaves


How to prepare:

Add all ingredients except honey, steep for 30 minutes and keep the pan covered throughout the process. Strain, pour in a glass and add raw honey or maple syrup to taste. Drink while it’s warm.



#7 Evergreen Smoothie

Evergreen smoothie: Green veggies are packed with numerous antioxidants like Vitamin C, beta carotene, with infection-fighting ability. Good bacteria in curd boost the immune system and attacks harmful microorganisms.



1 cup of baby spinach

A handful of mint leaves

A pinch of rock salt

¼ tsp jeera powder

A piece of amla or ½ tsp lemon juice

1 cup of ice cubes

½ cup of bottle gourd/ cucumber

½ cup of curds



How to prepare:

blend all the ingredients with ice cubes till smooth and it’s ready to be served.



#8 Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Spiced pumpkin soup: Pumpkin is rich in beta carotene which protects the body from free radical damage. Nutmeg and cinnamon fight inflammation, it wards off infections and heals tissue. Coconut milk has antiseptic properties



3 cups red pumpkin cubes

1 tsp olive oil

nutmeg powder 1/4 tsp

jeera powder 1/2 tsp

salt and pepper to taste

1 tsp dried thyme or oregano

1/4 cup chopped onions

garlic 1 tsp chopped

cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp

1 cup thin coconut milk


How to prepare:

Heat the oil in a pan, add onions, garlic and sauté on a medium flame for about 1 minute.

Add the cubed pumpkin and sauté on a medium flame for about 3 minutes.

Add 4 cups of water, salt and pepper to the taste and mix well.

Cover and cook on a medium flame for about 10 minutes then keep aside to cool off.

After cooling off transfer the mixture in a pan to blend, add the spices and herbs and coconut milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve hot.



#9 Tomato Rasam

Tomato rasam: Tomatoes have beta-carotene, vitamin C and E which prevents cell damage. Coconut oil has lauric and caprylic acid, which fight off bad bacteria and viruses.



2 tomatoes chopped

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Black peppercorns 1 tsp

Asafoetida 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves 2 sprigs

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp

Garlic cloves 3 sliced

Tur dal 1 tbsp

Tamarind 1 lemon sized ball

Salt to taste


For tempering –

coconut oil 1 tsp

mustard seeds – 1 tsp

dry red chilli – 1

turmeric powder 1 tsp

curry leaves 1 sprig


How to prepare:

Take a pressure cooker, boil tomatoes, tamarind, tur dal, curry leaves and 2 cups of water. Wait for 2 whistles. Cool and blend, strain if needed.

Add the mix to a pan and boil again on medium flame.

Grind peppercorns, asafoetida and cumin seeds, Add to the mix and boil for another 5 minutes.

Add salt as per your taste.

For tempering, heat oil in a separate pan and add all the ingredients. Pour in the tomato mixture and mix well.

Have the rasam as a soup before meals.

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