(Picture credit to Organic Authority)
I’ve been suffering much longer than I’d like with this horrible lingering cold so my juices for this week are all about boosting your immunity and kicking colds and flu to the kerb! The top 2 recipes I found at Healthline, written by Erica Lockshin.
1 bunch of kale
1 bunch of spinach
a handful of parsley
4 cups of grapes
(you can reduce the quantity down if you don’t want to make a big serving).
This juice is great as it serves up a whole bunch (no pun intended) of vitamin C, magnesium, folate and B6! (It also has a nice helping of protein).
If you find it is too bitter then add more grapes or even an apple or 2 – experimenting is so much fun with juicing!
Rooting for your health
6 sticks of celery with leaves
1 beet (these are pretty bitter so you can reduce down if you prefer)
6 large carrots
Using root vegetables to boost your health and immunity this isn’t a juice for the faint of heart. I am not a fan of pure veg juices so this is a chug it with your nose pinched job for me. It produces an amazing colour but I would still prefer it if it actually tasted sweet (ish). You can always add in some fruit to bring that flavour around, maybe some berries?
This has magnesium, vitamin A, beta carotene and folate in it.
Green Juice – better than a Flu Shot.
I found this recipe over at Linda Wagner’s website. She has a whole treasure trove of resources, recipes etc. over there and I would definitely recommend a visit!
2 limes (I leave the skin on)
half a bunch of kale
several sprigs of parsley
5 sprigs of mint
She suggests serving over ice – I’m a Brit by birth and nature so I don’t usually add ice to any of my drinks.
And I’m actually going to add an extra this week because I am serious about getting my health back on track.
The Flu Buster Juice
This bad boy (if you try it you’ll know what I mean), is taken from another fab blogger, Sonnet, who is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and has a plethora of amazing resources on her blog all promoting natural living! YAY!!!!
You can make this as a juice or do it as a shot!
1-4 garlic cloves (I’m a wuss, 1 or 2 and I’m maxed out)
1 inch piece of fresh ginger
cayenne pepper (to top)
If you want it as a juice, add a whole orange!
I’ve added a pic from Sonnet’s blog because I think the juice is beautiful even if it is a killer for me to chug!
I think there will be a few more flu busting juices appearing over the coming weeks to just to make sure I can train properly so check back in next week for some more ideas! 🙂