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Immunity Juice Shots with carrot ginger lemon + garlic for flu season!

Immunity juice shots for boosting your immunity during flu season.
Immunity Juice Shots with carrot ginger lemon + garlic for flu season!

Immunity juice shots.

You guys.

We need these.

Because, flu season.

Is officially here.

The first part of this week.

I was struggling in a bad way.

A little bug got me.

And it got me good. I don’t know where it came from. I certainly didn’t ask for it. And I definitely did not see it coming. I was trying to keep up in every way possible. If you work for yourself and you own your own business, you know sick days aren’t really a thing. Or if you’re a parent. Or any other functioning member of society {hint we all are} – getting sick isn’t really an option.

So I came up with an immunity juice shot to keep us healthy and fight off the flu if it comes around. Take it as a preventative measure. Or take while you’re sick to get better faster. Whatever you do, I swear by it, so just take it. Here’s what’s in this bad boy.

Carrots – naturally sweet, adding plenty of sugar to the mix, keeping the flavors well-balanced and easy on your palate. Plus these little guys are chocked full of antioxidants, beta carotene and vitamin A. Which are vital in supporting your immune system.

Ginger – a super anti-inflammatory rhizome whose properties can bring relief to body aches, nausea and an upset stomach.

Lemon – loaded with vitamin C to boost your immunity and balance your body’s pH levels.

Garlic – the key ingredient here! Garlic has a long history as an immune system booster because of its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. While you might be tempted to leave this ingredient out. Definitely do not.  I promise you though, the power of the raw carrot, ginger, and lemon juice will mellow out the garlic and it will be oh so subtle.

Apple cider vinegar – this magic elixir has a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and enzymes which holds magic antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. This one is optional, and while its addition is powerful, the taste might be to strong for some. Add at your own risk.

Immunity Juice Shots with carrot ginger lemon + garlic for flu season!

Immunity Juice Shots with carrot ginger lemon + garlic for flu season!

Immunity Juice Shots

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Serves 6 shots

Although best drank right away, you can store remaining juice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 36 hours. See notes if you don't own a juicer.


4 medium carrots

inch knob ginger

2 lemons, peeled

2 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, optional 


Run each ingredient through your juicer.

Throw away or repurpose the pulp. 

Add in the apple cider vinegar if desired, and divide into 6 shots.

Drink up to 3 shots a day. 

Recipe Notes

If you don't own a juicer, you can make this in your blender. Add all of the ingredients and blend. Then strain with a fine mesh sieve

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19 Responses to "Immunity Juice Shots with carrot ginger lemon + garlic for flu season!"

  1. Reply


    March 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    The only upside about getting sick is it really teaches you to appreciate your good health and to not take it for granted! And inspiration for drinks like these. Ginger carrot juice is my favorite, so this sounds fantastic.

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    April 2, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Awesome, thanks Alison!

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    April 15, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Sounds delicious. No juicer. Would it work in a vitamix?

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      April 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      Hi Bobbi – yes you can make this in your Vitamix. See the notes section for how-to!

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    May 22, 2014 at 3:20 AM

    I am wondering if this could be prepared and stored in the fridge?

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      May 23, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      Hi Tess – yes of course. It is the most potent when consumed immediately, but you can keep it sealed in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 36 hours.

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    June 9, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    I don’t own a juicer. Can I make this without one? I am new to all of this. To be honest I would like to try this as I am having a shoulder replacement in two weeks and I want to be as healthy as possible before going for the surgery and thought this could help.

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      June 10, 2014 at 3:31 PM

      Hi Emily – yes see the notes section for how to make this in a juicer!

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    October 31, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    How often do you recommend to take this?

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      October 31, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      Hi Adriana – you can use it as a preventative or healing remedy up to three times a day.

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    October 15, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    I have tried this it really helped me fight off the flu and the taste was wonderful. Hardly even knew it had garlic juiced in it.

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      October 16, 2015 at 11:11 AM

      Yay – this is great to hear Coleen!

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    November 11, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Yum! I want a whole flight of immunity shots, please! And I hope you’re feeling better, Sherrie. This definitely sounds like it’ll cure what ails you!

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    June 24, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Can’t wait to give this a go. Always trying to boost my immune system as it’s shocking and I’m always getting i’ll. Really hope it works. Thanks for posting this!

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    August 19, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    This sounds very good, but I only need a single shot each day. Could you please break down your recipe for single serving? Thank you.

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      August 21, 2016 at 9:31 PM

      Hi Manny – you could definitely half the recipe, but breaking it down any further wouldn’t be possible.

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    January 23, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    Thank you, this has helped me cure pneumonia. I am ever so thankful.

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    February 1, 2018 at 8:01 PM

    YES I need this!!!! Thank you for a great recipe. I cannot wait to try.

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    February 3, 2018 at 6:32 AM

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I always need this kind of immunity shots!

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