Smoothie Recipes for Sore Throat

7 Smoothie Recipes for Sore Throat

You may not feel like eating much when your throat is on fire, but your body still needs nutrients to help it heal. The following smoothie recipes for sore throat may help you reduce inflammation and offer relief.

A sore throat is very uncomfortable. It occurs as a part of your body’s response to infections. Usually, it’s a viral infection, but sometimes it may be caused by bacterial infections.

In most cases, your sore throat can be remedied at home. However, if you have fever symptoms, or your sore throat lasts longer than 2-3 days, it’s time to see a doctor. In all cases, it’s best to get your docs’ OK before trying to treat health conditions with smoothies.

Best Ingredients for Sore Throat Smoothies

Before we get to my favorite smoothie recipes for sore throats, let’s see which ingredients are best for cold busting smoothies.

Foods to Avoid

A sore throat can make it very painful for you to swallow certain foods. Try to avoid hard foods as well as the following foods and drinks if possible.

  • Citrus Fruits and Juices – Although I love adding lemon juice and oranges to my smoothies, I avoided incorporating them in the following sore throat smoothie recipes. Citrus fruits can actually make your sore feel worse because of their acidity.
  • Tomato juice and sauces – Just like citrus fruits, tomatoes can be acidic and should be avoided.
  • Alcohol – Alcohol is dehydrating and can make your symptoms worse. It’s best to avoid drinks and mouthwashes when dealing with a sore throat. Also, try to restrict smoking.
  • Sour Foods – It’s best to avoid sour, pickled, or brined foods such as pickles.
  • Spicy Foods – Chillies and hot sauces can make your symptoms worse.

7 Smoothie Recipes for Sore Throat

Now that we know which foods we should use, why not give these sore throat smoothie recipes a try?

Sore Throat Relief Smoothie

Sore Throat Relief SmoothieI really hope this sore throat relief smoothie can make you feel better in no time. Chamomile tea has long been used to calm things down. It’s rich in antioxidants that may help you reduce inflammation. The frozen banana gives it a delicious, refreshing taste.

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup chamomile tea, chilled
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • a hint of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey

How to Prepare:

Brew the chamomile tea in advance and put it in the fridge for a few hours. If you’re in a hurry, simply add warm tea and one cup of ice cubes. Add everything to your blender and blend on the highest setting for 30 seconds.

Banana Smoothie for Sore Throat

Banana Smoothie for Sore ThroatThis is a delicious banana smoothie that may soothe your throat. Oats are full of fiber and good-for-you nutrients that may help you fight off illness. The higher zinc content of oats may support your immune system and healing process.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 banana, sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp honey
  • a hint of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of ice

How to Prepare:

Simply add everything to your blender and blend until well incorporated.

Best Smoothie Recipe for Sore Throat

Best Smoothie Recipe for Sore ThroatThis is my favorite smoothie recipe for soothing sore throats. It combines turmeric and ginger. These two spices have been used in Chinese medicine for a long time to fight infections. They’re anti-inflammatory and may help ease your symptoms.

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp grated fresh turmeric
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 cup mango chunks, frozen
  • 1 banana

How to Prepare:

Grate fresh turmeric or simply use ground turmeric powder. Add everything to your blender jar and blend until smooth. Immediately wash the jar after blending to avoid turmeric stains.

Green Smoothie for Sore Throat

Green Smoothie for Sore ThroatHere’s a green smoothie for all of you veggie lovers out there. The honey, mangoes, and bananas give it a pleasantly sweet taste. It doesn’t taste green at all!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ avocado
  • 1-inch fresh ginger, peeled
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp grated fresh turmeric
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 bananas, sliced and frozen
  • ½ cup mango chunks, frozen

How to Prepare:

Add everything to your blender and blend for 1-2 minutes depending on the strength of your blender. It’s best to wash the jar right after usage to avoid yellow stains from the turmeric.

Apple Cider Green Smoothie

Apple Cider Vinegar SmoothieYou’ve never tried apple cider vinegar in your smoothies? Well, you probably should! Apple cider vinegar has antioxidant and antibacterial properties and could be what you need to soothe your throat. Keep in mind, however, that vinegar is acidic and should be balanced with alkaline foods and used in moderation when dealing with a sore throat. One small tablespoon should do the trick.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pear
  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • 4 tsp of honey
  • ½ cup of ice

How to Prepare:

Simply place everything into your blender jar and blitz away.

Soothing Tropical Mint Smoothie

Tropical Mint SmoothieMint can be cooling and may give you sore throat relief. The frozen tropical fruits and coconut water make this smoothie super refreshing.

What You’ll Need:

  • ½ cup of coconut water
  • ½ cup pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1 cup mango chunks, frozen
  • 1 banana
  • a few fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ cup of ice

How to Prepare:

Add everything into your blender and blend for 1-2 minutes depending on the strength of your blender.

Sweet Fruit Smoothie for Sore Throat

Fruit Smoothie for Sore ThroatThis is a simple fruit smoothie recipe for sore throat. Pomegranate juice and berries are rich in antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation. The honey and banana give this smoothie a pleasantly sweet taste and creamy texture.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup mixed berries, frozen
  • 2 tbsp honey

How to Prepare:

Simply add everything to your blender and blend for 30-60 seconds. Add some ice for a more refreshing smoothie.

These were my favorite smoothie recipes for sore throats. I hope these smoothies will make you feel better in no time. Do you have any smoothie recipes you’d like to share? I can’t wait to hear from you in the comments section below! To your health!

Vibrant Happy Healthy

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