6 recipes for making drinks at home that strengthen the immune system

by Lam Pham

The stronger your body’s immune system, the less likely you are to get sick from viral or bacterial infections, and the faster you will recover. To ensure that the immune system is always in the best condition, in addition to practicing a healthy lifestyle, living regime, and regular exercise, each person should pay attention to the foods put into the body daily.

Today, let’s join Karst Plateau to summarize 6 delicious and nutritious drinks that are easy to make for the whole family.

1. Turmeric tea


  • Fresh turmeric grated – 1tbsp or 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Unpasteurized honey – to taste (optional)
  • Water 4 cup

Turmeric tea may also help reduce inflammation and pain


Boil turmeric with water for 15-20 minutes. Strain and serve warm with lemon and honey to taste. 

The main ingredient of this drink is turmeric. It contains a compound called curcumin that regulates the immune system. The potent anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric tea may also help reduce inflammation and pain. In addition, turmeric contains a high amount of iron and manganese as well as moderate levels of vitamin B6 and potassium, which play an important role in cellular metabolism and help boost immunity.

2. Apple cider vinegar ginger juice


  • 240ml of water, 
  • A piece of ginger about 2cm peeled and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure honey, and a tiny bit of cayenne paprika.

Apple cider vinegar ginger juice


How to prepare: Bring the water to a boil, then turn off the burner, add the ginger, cover it, and soak the ginger for 5 minutes. Then add apple cider vinegar, honey, and cayenne pepper, stir well, and sip while still warm.

Ginger contains chemicals called sesquiterpenes that target cold viruses. Cayenne pepper contains a large amount of capsaicin, which blocks a neuropeptide involved in the inflammatory process. Apple cider vinegar contains beneficial bacteria and prebiotics that can have a positive effect on the immune system.

3. Warm lemon juice


  • 4 cloves chopped fresh garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 2cm cinnamon
  • 1 liter of water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp pure honey
  • 1 little mint leaf.

Warm lemon juice


Boil 1 liter of water then add all remaining ingredients except honey, cover, and soak for 30 minutes. Strain the water and pour it into glasses, adding honey or maple syrup to enjoy. Drink at warm.

Ginger and garlic contain antibacterial compounds that help treat infectious diseases. The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help reduce the risk of disease.

4. Vegetable juice


  • Parsley leaves 1 cup of about 100ml
  • Mint leaves 1 cup of about 200ml
  • Spinach 1 cup about 20ml
  • Apple or pear 1 medium-sized fruit
  • Cucumber 1 chopped fruit
  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons
  • Grain salt 1 small handful

Vegetable juice


Put all the ingredients in a blender, add a glass of water and puree then drink immediately.

This juice is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, and other antioxidants that help prevent inflammation and help the body fight infections.

5. Rice Milk


  • 300g plain rice
  • 2 packs of unsweetened fresh milk
  • 1 teaspoon condensed milk
  • 100g white granulated sugar

Rice Milk


Roast plain rice until it turns golden and fragrant. Soak the rice in a clean pot with unsweetened milk for about 30 minutes. Heat the mixture over low heat until it boils. Turn off the stove. Wait for the milk to cool down, then add condensed milk and sugar, and stir well until the mixture dissolves. Finally, use a sieve to remove rice residue to get water.
You can divide rice milk into many small bottles and chill to drink gradually. Rice milk is a cooling summer drink favored by many Korean and Vietnamese families. This dish is wonderfully delicious when served with ice. Don’t miss this dish.

6. Squash tea


  • 1 kg squash (washed, peeled, and cut into large pieces)
  • 10g wildflowers (finely chopped)
  • 2-3 pandan leaves
  • 150g rock sugar
  • 2 liters of water
  • Salt

Squash tea


Put a little salt, pandan leaves, and squash into the pot and cook with 2 liters of water, over low heat for about 2 hours. After that, filter the tea, add rock sugar, and cook until the sugar dissolves. Finally, turn off the stove, let it cool, then put the squash tea in a bottle or jar and store it in the refrigerator.
Squash tea has many health benefits, such as liver cleansing, detoxification, diuretics, laxatives, etc. This cooling summer drink is also very popular with young diners.

These easy-to-prepare drinks at home not only help you stay fit but also boost your overall immune system. Making juices and nutritional drinks with easily available ingredients at home is one of the best ways to stay healthy. This way, you will get all the nutrients and vitamins your body needs in the comfort of your home with the most health benefits.

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