Easy Natural Flu Shot Recipe to Boost Immunity

This easy natural flu shot recipe is just what you need to fight off cold and flu germs.  This isn’t an actual flu SHOT.  As in, the normal type of injection you go and get from your doctor.  This is a flu shot that you put in a teeny tiny glass and toss back like when you were back in college and first learning about tequila.  I promise, though, this natural flu shot recipe will not leave you hung over and feeling miserable the next day!  Quite the opposite, actually.  The ingredients in this natural flu shot may not taste all that great but they have some serious immune boosting power.  I have been taking many of these ingredients as capsule supplements but they are definitely better for you the fresher they are.  Here are the health benefits of the ingredients I chose to include.

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Natural Flu Shot Recipe Ingredients

  • Orange juice: Boosts immune system function, boosts cellular repair and metabolism, detoxifies the body, improves circulation, reduces inflammation, and LOADED with vitamin C for immune support.
  • Garlic: Has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal properties
  • Ginger: Contains substances that may reduce nausea and inflammation.  Great for healthy digestion, which in turn allows good gut bacteria to thrive and keep out the ‘bad’ ones!
  • Turmeric:  Has powerful anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. Here is my affiliate link to buy powdered turmeric on Amazon if you can’t find it in your grocery store.  You can also use fresh if available.
  • Cayenne Pepper:  Relieves Migraine Pain. Prevents Blood Clots. Provides Detox Support. Relieves Joint and Nerve Pain. Supports Weight Loss. Works as Anti-Irritant. Boosts Metabolism.

Now, let me just be clear on one thing here…THIS DOES NOT TASTE GOOD!  This is not a sipping beverage.  This natural flu shot recipe is a suck this back as fast as you can while holding your nose kind of drink! The primary things you taste are the garlic and ginger, with the sweetness of orange juice.  While garlic and ginger are two of my favorite flavors, they are STRONG when they are raw!  But, do this a few times a week and I think your immune system will be very happy!

Easy Natural Flu Shot Recipe helps you boost immunity and stay healthier!

Easy Natural Flu Shot Recipe to Boost Immunity

Yields 1 serving

Easy Natural Flu Shot Recipe to Boost Immunity

This natural flu shot recipe is loaded with ingredients to boost your immunity and keep you healthier all year long!

5 minPrep Time

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  • 1/3 cup orange juice (fresh is best but from the container will work, too)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 TBSP minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp powdered turmeric
  • pinch or two of cayenne pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients in a small glass and mix very well. It will settle quickly so chug it back as soon as you finish stirring!


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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!


  1. I can see why you would have to drink it down real fast, but I bet it really helps your immune system.
  2. Natural is definitely the way to go.I need to try this next time I'm sick.
  3. I think this may be on my to do list today, I just have to go get the turmeric. I'm definitely willing to try an all natural option. Might be tougher to get the kids on board, but I think it is a definite yes for my husband and I. Thanks!
  4. That seems like a lot of cayenne pepper! I can see why it wouldn't be a sipper!

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