Every year the days get shorter and longer.  We spend more time inside. Our calendars quickly get filled with obligations- some we jumped in with joy some…slightly pressured as the holidays come.  

Besides practicing the powerful art of saying NO, I have 5 juice recipes to support your immune system and kick those cold and flu bugs to the curb.

Don’t have a juicer? You can see my favorites here. For today, use your blender, adding just enough water to blend well. Then strain through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag. Compost the pulp. Bam- juice!

Immunity Shot with Garlic

– 2 apples (save one slice)

– 1 lemon, peeled but leave the pith

– 1 thumb (about 2”) of ginger

– 2 cloves garlic

Juice. Shoot it. Bit into the slice of apple after to get past the garlicky garlic.

Garlic can help lessen your likely hood of getting a cold or flu, and if you get one lessening the duration and intensity.  Heating garlic can destroy alliin, the compound which turns into allicin when garlic is smashed, chewed- or juiced. It’s the active ingredient that contains sulfur and gives garlic it’s garlicky smell and taste.  Raw garlic packs a punch- for your taste buds and your immune system!

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Sweet Immunity Boost Juice

– 4 carrots

– 2 baby bok choy

– 2 oranges, peeled

– 1 lemon, peeled

– 2” ginger

Juice. Drink up. Baby bok choy is chocked full of Vitamin C- even more than an orange! The oranges add their own bounty of Vit C as well as folic acid, potassium as well as anti inflammatory flavonoids found particularly in the pith.

That’s why I take most of the peel off but leave a bit as well as most of the pith (the white part). Carrots have Vit A which Beta Carotene- supporting not only our vision but our immune system.

Immune Boost Juice Shot with Oregano Essential Oil
Flu Shot with Oregano Essential Oil

– 1 apple

– 1 lemon, peeled but leave pith

– 2” piece ginger

– Pinch of cayenne

– 4 drops oregano essential oil

Juice the apple, lemon, and ginger.  Add the cayenne and the oregano oil, combining well.  Shoot it! Oregano is a broad spectrum all natural anti-biotic.  

Ginger root is also anti bacterial and anti viral. Inhibiting mucous production to help clear up congestion, and one study found ginger actually prevented HRSV (an infection that swept through our home one terrifying week when Em was a newborn) from attaching and infecting upper respiratory cells.

Wheatgrass Shot

Wheatgrass

Juice. Shoot it. Follow with a slice of orange or apple as it can have quite a strong green grass bite. Wheatgrass has the same amount of nutrients as 2 to 2 ½ pounds of leafy green vegetables!

All of they phytonutrients, living enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and even protein give the immune system the nourishment it needs to do it’s job.

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