Keep your immune system strong by providing your body with essential vitamins and nutrients with these Immune Boosting Smoothies. While this post is sponsored by Florida Milk, all opinions and our recipes are our own.

Immune Boosting Smoothies

Cooler weather calls for comfy socks, oversized sweaters, a fire in the fireplace, and colds. Yep, while we all love the opportunity to open up our closets and get out the sweaters and jackets that have been tucked away for months, the change of weather typically brings sniffles and coughs along with it.

So today I am sharing some simple smoothie recipes that not only taste great, but they are healthy and are immune boosting. Now, don’t save these smoothie recipes for just the cooler months or when you think you have a cold coming on, these healthy protein smoothies are good all year long.

There are many foods, particularly fruits, vegetables and dairy that will help to build up the immune system.

Papaya Orange Immune Boosting Smoothie

One of the foods that is really good for immunity is an orange. Oranges are rich in vitamin C, they have 69 milligrams in just one! Oranges are also rich in the vitamin A, at 268.55 IU. Vitamin A is good for strengthening our immune system as well as in helping to improve the vision.

Blueberry Immune Boosting Smoothie

Blueberries are a powerhouse of nutrients and are loaded with antioxidants. They are a rich source of vitamin C at 18 milligrams each. Another good immune system vitamin in blueberries is vitamin E. Vitamin E is an extremely powerful antioxidant, and not only is it good for the immune system as a whole, but it is also great for skin, hair, and teeth.

Papayas are another good fruit for the immune system too. They are rich in vitamin C, at 187 milligrams per serving! Papayas also have 863.36 IU of vitamin A in it. Not only does the papaya help in building immune system strength, they also have an anti-inflammatory effect.

Papaya Kiwi Immune Boosting Smoothie

Kiwi is an excellent source of Vitamin C, fiber, potassium and antioxidants. It also contains magnesium, folate, zinc and Vitamin E. All those vitamins and nutrients make them great for building a strong immune system.

Dairy is not only an excellent source of protein, which we add to every smoothie we make, but it is loaded with nutrients. All dairy milk has the same nutrient package and contains 13 essential nutrients and 8 grams of high-quality protein in every 8-ounce glass. So, when you add milk and dairy ingredients, such as yogurt, to your smoothie you are blending those nutrients in for one superfood smoothie!

We love making smoothies, really, they are one of the most versatile meals you can make! Toss in your favorite fruits and vegetables and blend…within minutes you have a new combination to try. Since there are so many different combinations to consider when making a smoothie, we made a Build Your Own Smoothie Printable to help keep you on track for adding the right amount of fruits, veggies and protein.

Healthy Immune Boosting Smoothies

Here are a list of ingredients that may help you build your smoothie listed by their health benefits:

Smoothie Ingredients That Can Help Build Immunity

Citrus, ginger, spinach, yogurt, kiwi, papaya, and milk

Smoothie Ingredients That Promote Digestive Health

Yogurt, apples, chia seeds, papaya, beets, ginger, and flax seeds

Smoothie Ingredients That Give You Energy

Bananas, apples, yogurt, avocado, citrus, strawberries, chia seeds, flax seeds, spinach, kale, beets, and milk

Smoothie Ingredients That Have Calming Effects

Berries, citrus, spinach, and yogurt

As I mentioned above, smoothies should have a healthy blend of fruits, vegetables and protein. In each of the smoothie ingredients listed above, milk and/or yogurt was mentioned as an ingredient that provides multiple nutritional benefits. So, in the Immune Boosting Smoothies I am going to share with you, they will each have milk and/or yogurt.

Health Benefits Of Milk

  • Milk is high in calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
  • Milk promotes bone health.
  • Milk is a excellent source of high-quality protein and has all nine essential amino acids.

Health Benefits Of Yogurt

  • Yogurt is high in calcium which promotes bone and teeth health.
  • Yogurt is an excellent source of B vitamins.
  • Yogurt is commonly fortified with vitamin D which also supports immune system health.
  • Yogurt provides almost every nutrient your body needs!

Ready to get blending? Here is my first Immune Boosting Smoothie!

Blueberry Orange Immune Boosting Smoothie

Blueberry Immune Boosting Smoothie

Blueberry Orange Immune Boosting Smoothie

Blueberries are the king of antioxidants and oranges are loaded with vitamins! This Blueberry Orange smoothie is a healthy way to start your day!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Servings 1
Calories 229 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 Florida Orange rind removed
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup Florida milk I used 2%

Instructions
 

  • Place all the ingredients in your favorite blending device and blend until smooth.

Notes

Add ice before blending for a thicker smoothie.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 10gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 135mgPotassium: 792mgFiber: 6gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 3389IUVitamin C: 86mgCalcium: 370mgIron: 1mg
Keyword blueberries, orange juice, protein shakes, smoothie, smoothie recipes
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Green Immune Boosting Smoothie

Papaya Kiwi Immune Boosting Smoothie

Green Immune Boosting Smoothie

Spinach, kiwi, papaya and milk make this green smoothie an immune boosting powerhouse! Ready in minutes, this protein smoothie is the perfect way to start your day.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, smoothie, Snacks
Servings 1
Calories 241 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup papaya cubed, skin and seeds removed
  • 1 kiwi skin removed
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup non fat plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup Florida milk I used 2%
  • dash of ginger if desired

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients into your favorite blending device and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 17gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 129mgPotassium: 1012mgFiber: 6gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 4347IUVitamin C: 178mgCalcium: 340mgIron: 2mg
Keyword kiwi, papaya, protein shakes, smoothie, smoothie recipes
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Immune Boosting Orange Smoothie

Papaya Orange Immune Boosting Smoothie

Immune Boosting Orange Smoothie

This Orange smoothie isn't only pretty, but it tastes amazing! Blended with fruits and vegetables that support your immune system, this smoothie recipe is a must try.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, smoothie, Snack
Servings 1
Calories 258 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup papaya cubed, skin and seeds removed
  • 5 baby carrots
  • 1 Florida Orange rind removed
  • 1 cup Florida milk I used 2%

Instructions
 

  • Place all the ingredients into your favorite blending device and blend until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 150mgPotassium: 805mgFiber: 6gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 8250IUVitamin C: 114mgCalcium: 358mgIron: 1mg
Keyword oranges, papaya, protein shakes, smoothie, smoothie recipes
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What is one of your favorite smoothie combinations? How are you caring for your immune system?