Sniffle. Nose blow.
Cough. Cough. Ugh.
Ahhh… the sweet sounds of winter.
If you’re a part of the 89% of Americans who are still digging out of this slushy snow mess and/or are nursing themselves back to health, I bet you’re as over winter as I am. In fact, I’m sure of it. Clark got sick, then I got sick, his dad was sick, my dad is sick, at least half of our friends are sick – all with seemingly the same illness. Most people would refer to our symptoms as “having a cold,” but I call it being allergic to winter.
With that being said, I’m not here to complain – I’m here to encourage! We are in the home stretch. We’re almost there. Just 16 days remain until it is officially spring.
I can smell the grill, I can feel the sunshine, I’m ready for the 50 degree days that seem warm enough to break out the bikinis. I am ready. We are so close. We can do this!
I’m pretty sure this juice is just the ticket. Loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants [and plenty of other super beneficial nutrients], this tall glass of fruits and vegetables is a powerhouse of healing. Don’t let the beet and carrot scare you away – thanks to the sweet fruits and hint of ginger, there’s no unpleasant earthy or “veggie” flavor to this drink.
Perhaps if we’d been drinking more of this throughout the cold months, we could’ve avoided this whole “cold” situation entirely. Maybe I’ll learn by the time next year rolls around. In the meantime, I’ll be over here sipping this pretty, bright red juice and kicking this illness in the rear.Print
Immune System Restoring Juice
Loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, and tons of other beneficial nutrients, this tall glass of fruits and vegetables is a powerhouse of healing.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 64 oz.
- Category: Juice
- 5 medium gala apples [cored]
- 2-3 navel oranges [peeled]
- 4 medium carrots
- 1 cucumber
- 2 cups of fresh pineapple [sub with apples or oranges if unavailable]
- 1 lemon [peeled]
- 1 lime [peeled]
- 1/2 of a red beet
- 2″ chunk of fresh ginger [peeled]
- Wash and chop all ingredients, run them through your juicer, and enjoy immediately!
For this recipe, I highly recommend using a real juicer instead of a blender. Most blenders can’t handle beets and carrots.
If using a Blendtec or a Vitamix, you can probably get the job done. The consistency will be much more pulpy than what you’d get from a juicer, but you can strain it out using a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or a fine mesh strainer.
- Calories: 150
- Sugar: 28 g
- Sodium: 26 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 36 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 2 g