|A TRUE flu shot in a glass without the nasty additives, preservatives, aluminum and GMOs!|
While I believe many factors play a role in considering a time of year as “flu season” (and this is something we will discuss during our time together), I do know that regardless these aspects, a strong immunity is key to optimum health!
Here are two immune boosting juice recipes to help in this mission. The following recipes are simple and easy to make. The first recipe can boost your immune system’s fighting power. The second can help you fight the flu if you already have it while giving your immune system a boost.
You can enjoy these juices as much or as little as you want. You can drink one everyday or up to three times a day determined by whether you are are sick or just improving your immune system.
*Remember, listen to your body. If you are juicing often and your body is sending you signals to slow down your intake, do it.
The Immune System Juice Booster
One serving – about 8 ounces
This juice is great for building and maintaining the immune system.
3 carrots chopped into ¼” pieces
First juice a carrot and half of an apple. Follow with the wheatgrass and parsley. To juice the wheatgrass and parsley, roll each into a beat leaf and juice. Next juice the beets and the cucumber and finish with the carrots and apple.
The Flu Fighter and Immune System Booster
One serving about 8 ounces
This drink will fight the flu and boost your immune system.
6 carrots chopped into ¼” pieces
Juice the garlic first. Next juice the celery and parsley together. To juice the parsley, tuck the stems and the leaves into the groove of the celery sticks. Finish juicing with the carrots and apples.
(**Recipes provided by Sarah Marr.)
Don’t have a juicer? I highly recommend a Vita-mix ( vitamix.com) for efficiency, versatility and easy clean-up. Some people also like the Blendtec (http://www.blendtec.com). You can drink the fiber straight from these blenders or you can use a nut bag (I prefer this one: http://www.purejoyplanet.com) to pure the liquid into the bag and literally “milk” or squeeze the liquid into a bowl.
You might also like a cold-press juicer from Omega. Cold pressed juices last 72 hours making it easy to juice in advance and store in the refrigerator for juice on the go!