10+ Anti-Inflammatory Drinks to Boost Your Wellness


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These anti-inflammatory drinks are an easy, delicious, and natural way to fight inflammation. Not only are they packed with antioxidants and nutrients, but they come in an array of vibrant colors and flavors that will give your immune system the boost it needs. 

Anti-inflammatory drinks laid out on a countertop.

Here in Southern California, there’s no shortage of amazing juice bars and smoothie shops. Even my local grocery store beckons me with colorful rows of wellness shots. And yes, they’re tempting for sure, but it’s astonishing how much they cost.

So skip the long lines (and high prices) and enjoy the vibrant, healthy drinks I’m sharing with you today. They’re made with natural anti-inflammatory foods that deliver a wealth of free-radical-fighting compounds and antioxidants to keep inflammation at bay and support your overall health.

Better yet, they’re super-easy to make with a high-powered blender and a strainer (no expensive juicer required). There’s no doubt you’re going to love these!

Anti-Inflammatory Drink Recipes for Wellness

The drinks listed below deliver a wealth of free-radical-fighting compounds to fight inflammation and support your overall wellness. From teas, to smoothies, juices, and tonics, there’s something for everyone. I promise you’ll love these immune-boosting drinks, and not only do they taste great, but they make you feel great! Who doesn’t love that?

Turmeric tea in a glass with lemon slices.

Turmeric Tea

This warm and soothing blend of ground turmeric, lemon juice, and honey does wonders for the body. Similar to golden milk, turmeric tea provides anti-inflammatory compounds that provide a range of health benefits in a quick-to-make tea.

Two ginger shots in shot glasses.

Ginger Shots

A concentrated dose of ginger juice is a quick and easy way to get your immunity fix for the day. Just blend together ginger, lemon, coconut water, and cayenne pepper. It’s as easy as that!

Green smoothie recipe in a glass.

Best Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are a simple, healthy and nutrient-dense option to fuel your mornings! From apples to spinach to bananas, these wholesome ingredients are a great way to sneak more greens into your everyday routine.

A glass of green juice

Green Juice

Skip the juice line at your local store and make this rockstar green juice at home. It’s a “super greens” recipe filled with antioxidant powers from kale, spinach, cucumber, and ginger. And surprisingly, it’s not at all bitter thanks to a splash of apple juice. It’s a delight to drink.

Turmeric smoothie in a glass jar with straw and ingredients in the background.

Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

This creamy tropical smoothie pairs two anti-inflammatory powerhouses – turmeric and ginger. It’s loaded with vitamin C, vitamin D, and potassium, along with other vitamins and nutrients. It’s a sunshine smoothie, that naturally sweet and will definitely brighten your day.

Blueberry smoothie in a glass with straw.

Blueberry Smoothie

Creamy, luscious and perfectly sweet, this blueberry smoothie delivers a boatload of antioxidants, thanks to the anthocyanin in the blueberries. All you need is 5 simple ingredients, and a high powered blender for a healthy and delicious breakfast or snack.

Jamu juice poured into a glass.

Jamu Juice

Jamu juice keeps your body refreshed and balanced. A traditional Indonesian healing tonic, it’s a simple blend of turmeric, ginger, lemon, water, and naturally sweetened with a bit of honey. Serve it chilled or warmed up for the perfect immunity booster.

Elderberry tea in a glass next to dried elderberry and cinnamon sticks.

Elderberry Tea

Elderberry is key ingredient in over-the-counter cold and flu medicine for a reason. These little purple berries are well studied to fight inflammation. Brew a warm elderberry tea in just minutes, and up the nutritional value with a dash of ground cinnamon or a spoonful of raw honey.

Two glasses of apple, carrot, beet smoothie surrounded by fresh produce.

Apple Carrot Beet Smoothie

This smoothie is a great way to “drink your veggies” and you can tell from its vibrant red color that it’s brimming with antioxidants. A delicious combination of beets, ginger, carrots, orange, and apple sure makes for one health boosting smoothie.

Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk) is tops on the list for a healthy, healing drink. It dairy-free and has potent anti-inflammatory benefits.

Golden Milk (Turmeric Milk)

The classic anti-inflammatory drink, golden milk is a superstar for a reason. It’s a mix of turmeric and dairy-free milk along with a pinch of pepper, cinnamon and maple syrup. It has a wide variety of health benefits all in one cozy cup.

Golden Beet, Carrot and Turmeric Smoothie. A sweet, antioxidant and nutrient-packed smoothie with disease-fighting turmeric.

Golden Beet, Carrot, and Turmeric Smoothie

Are you ready for one vibrant orange, power-packed smoothie? Made from golden beets, carrots and turmeric, it’s loaded with beta carotene and nutrients that will heal your gut, improve your eyesight, and fight inflammation.

Want More Anti-Inflammatory Recipes?

Oh yes, healthy food is my jam. Check out these reader favorite recipes that are loaded with good-for-you ingredients.

Do you have favorite anti-inflammatory drinks that I didn’t mention above? Make sure to share them in the comments!

Several anti-inflammatory drinks next to each other on a countertop.

10+ Anti-Inflammatory Drinks: Turmeric Tea

5 from 16 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


Anti-inflammatory drinks are natural immune boosters! Enjoy this turmeric tea that's a simple blend of turmeric, lemon juice, honey, and black pepper.



  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoon raw honey


  • In a small saucepan, add water, turmeric, lemon juice, honey and black pepper. Whisk until well combined.
    Turmeric tea ingredients in a pot.
  • Heat the pan over high heat. When the tea just starts to boil, turn the heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Once the tea is finished simmering, turn off the heat and let the tea cool for a minute or two.
  • Pour the tea into a mug through a strainer to remove the black pepper and enjoy.


Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Indian, Indonesian
Keyword: anti-inflammatory drinks, healthy drinks, immune boosting drinks
Did you make this recipe?Mention @downshiftology or tag #downshiftology!

Originally posted September 2020, but updated to include new information.

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About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Lisa, I love your recipes and can not wait for your book to come out.  Quick question,  Do you have any recipes that I can use my leftover pulp in?  I have a Vitamix and would like to use the pulp in another dish.5 stars

      1. I think you can use ginger pulp in oil. Let it infuse about a week, strain. Use as a hair/scalp oil treatment, and lymphatic massage oil.

        Fruit and veggie pulps can go in cakes and muffins.

  2. Thank you so much for your recipes may God continue blessings you as you share to everyone..I love to make my homemade drinks…and always want to know how to make different types of drinks 🙏🙏.

  3. I have quite a bit of coconut milk on hand, but no coconut water. Can I use coconut milk in place of the water in some of these recipes?

    1. Absolutely! I always use a Vitamix blender, which you can find more information about on my website. Just type “Vitamix” into the search bar and you will find a few posts about it.

  4. Quick question- I have a sensitive stomach + when I’ve tried tumeric capsules I get a bad stomach ache. Do you think I could tolerate a drink with tumeric? Or, any suggestions about how to avoid stomach ache from tumeric? Thanks so much for posting these great recipes!

  5. I am desperate for a natural, homemade drink to help my inflammation, however, my body doesn’t take well to lemon/lime. Is there an alternative?

    1. You can omit it in a few drinks, but there’s a few smoothie options in this list that don’t require lemon or lime :)

  6. thanks for posting these! I have several autoimmune disorders that cause inflammation and fibrosis in my body. I am hoping to find something that helps with my pain. I have been vegetarian for a year now and that has helped too.5 stars

    1. Glad this post and video is coming in handy Andie! Hope some of these recipes bring some relief for your body.

  7. Every thing looks great cant wait to try them and change my life style I’m tired of suffering with pain. Thanks for sharing very helpful.

  8. They look delicious… Just seeing these, I really should change how & what I put in my body… thanks for sharing

  9. Amazing. There is not one I didn’t like the look of.  This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much. 5 stars

  10. I’ve made the Golden Milk 3 times in 2 days, this week! I already see and feel a difference! So much so I shared the recipe and your site with my mother who has insane health issues and in all for anything anti inflammatory, I’m so glad you are sharing all of this with us. Thank you.

  11. I love watching you prepare your recipes / you are so enthusiastic. 
    I use your recipes 
    Thank you 5 stars