Try this immune boosting Winter smoothie

I created this immune boosting smoothie because I much prefer to prevent illnesses than have to deal with being sick and everything it entails. Especially during cold and flu season.

Just the thought of cold & flu tablets and antibiotics makes me cringe. Antibiotics really mess with our health by killing off a lot of our good gut bacteria. And a lot of cold and flu medicines are pretty much just glorified sweets.

Close up of Winter green smoothie in a mason jar

Drinking this immune boosting smoothie 2 or 3 times a week will help you keep those Winter bugs at bay. Keep your defences up by eating a diet full of fresh fruit & vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats.

Check out my list of immune boosting foods in this post about NATURAL COLD & FLU REMEDIES and give this smoothie a try.

I also drink lots of green tea, and Rooibos tea for their anti oxidant properties. Read about all of the benefits of drinking Rooibos here: WHY SHOULD YOU BE DRINKING ROOIBOS TEA?


Spinach, grapefruit, orange, pear and ginger on a chopping board

How to make the Immune Booster Smoothie

This smoothie is made with just five ingredients: spinach, orange, grapefruit, pear and ginger.

Remove the peel from the orange and grapefruit, roughly chop the fruit and veggies, and blend until smooth.

Use any variety of pear or grapefruit. I usually use a William pear and a ruby grapefruit.

If you prefer a sweeter tasting smoothie, add another orange, or just use half the grapefruit.

This recipe makes 2 serves, and you can keep it overnight, in a sealed container in the fridge.

If you’d like to try more green smoothies or shakes, I’ve listed my TOP 5 SMOOTHIES & SHAKES here in this post.

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Try this simple green smoothie to give your immune system a boost during cold and flu season.
Course Smoothies
Cuisine American, Australian
Keyword green smoothies, immune boosting smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 108kcal


  • 1 pear, chopped
  • 1 orange, chopped
  • 1 grapefruit, chopped
  • 1 piece ginger, chopped
  • 1 large handful spinach
  • ½ cup water


  • Blend the spinach with the water.
  • Roughly chop the ginger and all the fruit.
  • Add to the spinach mixture and blend until smooth.
  • Divide the smoothie evenly between 2 glasses and enjoy!

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Recipe notes

Start with ½ cup of water and add more if your finished smoothie is too thick.
Use any variety of pear or grapefruit that you like. I used a William pear and a ruby grapefruit.
If you prefer a sweeter taste, add another orange, or just use half the grapefruit.
This smoothie will keep overnight if refrigerated in a sealed container.
Serving: 2people | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.3g
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