Orange Tumeric Boost – Support Your Immune System

It’s January and flu season this winter has been one of the worst in years. According to the January 6th 2018  weekly influenza surveillance report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu is already widespread in 49 states and it has killed over 100 people so far, including 20 children. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, I strongly suggest you do. I also suggest you wash your hands throughout the day to eliminate germs and watch your diet to support your immune system. Avoid sugar and add more cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger to your diet.



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Previously, I have written about my morning drink of warm lemon juice, water, ginger, and local honey. You can add a dash of turmeric to this drink to increase its inflammation fighting ability.   Today I’m sharing a fresh orange juice turmeric & ginger drink to support your immune system.  What do they  have in common – turmeric and ginger used with local honey and/or cinnamon.   I like variety in my approach to diet and health, but choose what works for you.  Just remember to add a healthy booster drink  and make it often this flu season.







Winter is citrus season and lemons, grapefruit, and oranges are good friends of your health. Citrus is most commonly thought of as a good source of vitamin C. However, like most other whole foods, citrus fruits also contain an impressive list of other essential nutrients, including both glycemic and non-glycemic carbohydrate (sugars and fiber), potassium, folate, calcium, thiamine, niacin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and a variety of phytochemicals.

Colorful fruit has even more nutrients than paler versions.  If available, always go for more color.  Blood oranges are not only beautiful but  also filled with nutrients.  The distinctive dark flesh color is due to the presence of anthocyanins, a family of antioxidant pigments common to many flowers and fruit, but uncommon in citrus fruits. Unfortunately, I cannot find blood oranges at my local groceries. Grab some if you can. You can also make this drink with grapefruit juice – I suggest a red grapefruit. Choose your fruit, juice for breakfast and eat fruit for lunch. Freeze Orange Turmeric Boost for a frozen pop for a snack later in the day.




Orange Turmeric Boost

Use organic when available. Makes 1 serving.


Orange Turmeric Boost

A fresh orange juice turmeric & ginger drink to support your immune system.
Course beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword orange tumeric boost, orange turmeric drink
Servings 1


  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 inch piece of fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp local raw honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground dried turmeric or 1 tablespoon grated fresh turmeric


  • Whisk or blend all ingredients until combined
  • Pour into a glass and drink immediately










Here’s to your health!










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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

23 thoughts to “Orange Tumeric Boost – Support Your Immune System”

  1. This sounds like such a simple and delicious way to boost your immune system, thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  2. Sounds delicious. I make a got ginger turmeric “latte” with coconut or macadamia nut milk. I love how soothing it is, and healthy!

    1. Of course. I use honey a lot as it has some great properties of its own but maple syrup is wonderful too.

  3. I had my flu shot, but still had a terrible cold. It hung in and I still have a cough almost a month later. I have read how good turmeric is for you. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. It sounds good! I love the flavor of tumeric and I put ginger in so many things – I love the idea of freezing this. Guess I’m off to get some orange juice now – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!

  5. It’s so important to look after your health and your Orange Tumeric Boost is a great way to do it. Love that you can serve it frozen as well, Carol. I do like popsicles and ice cold smoothies! I’m trying to incorporate more tumeric in my diet and this recipe will definitely help. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

    1. Hi again, Carol, I’ll be featuring this post at the Hearth and Soul Link Party this week. We are going live earlier this week – about 4pm Eastern today (Sunday). Hope to ‘see’ you there!

  6. I want that popsicle. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Have a wonderful, safe and healthy week!

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