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Make These Immunity Cubes for Cold and Flu Season

Immunity cubes
Prep Time
5 min
Yields
15 small ice cubes or 6 large ice cubes

Immunity cubes are full of ingredients to support your immune system. They’re the perfect thing to always have on hand in the freezer, especially during cold and flu season, so you can easily grab one whenever you feel a little run down. Lemon, orange and carrots are all great sources of vitamin C. Ginger and turmeric are both known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which can help support the immune system. Raw honey also has anti-inflammatory properties and is often combined with ginger to help soothe sore throats and coughs. Making these immunity cubes at home is quick and easy and much more cost effective than buying fresh pressed juice at the store. You can combine them with hot water if a soothing, warming drink is what you crave or let one or two cubes defrost in a small glass to enjoy as a cold immunity shot.

Related: Miso Ginger Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup for Coughs and Sore Throats

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ingredients

1
lemon, peeled and de-seeded
1
orange, peeled and de-seeded
1
carrot, peeled
1-inch
piece ginger, cleaned well
½-inch
piece turmeric, cleaned well or 1 tsp ground turmeric
2-4
Tbsp raw honey, to taste
1
cup water
1
pinch black pepper
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directions

Notes

This recipe requires 6 hours freezing time.

Step 1

Chop the lemon, orange and carrot into ½ inch pieces and slice the ginger and turmeric into smaller pieces. You’ll want to make sure to chop the ginger and turmeric if you don’t have a high-speed blender. Or, if you prefer to save on time, you can throw the whole piece of ginger and turmeric into the high-speed blender without chopping!

Immunity cube ingredients in a bowl
Step 2

Place the chopped lemon, orange, carrot, ginger and turmeric in a high-speed blender.

Step 3

Pour in the honey and water and add a pinch of black pepper.

Step 4

Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until everything is smooth and liquid. You can strain the mixture through a sieve or cheesecloth if you don’t have a high-speed blender.

Step 5

Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Immunity cube mixture being poured into ice tray
Step 6

Once the cubes are frozen you can store them in the freezer until ready to use. When you’d like to make a hot drink, place 2 cubes into a mug and pour boiling water over top. Stir to melt the cubes into the hot water and enjoy right away!

Immunity cubes

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