Are you looking for a tasty way to give your body a boost? Do you own a juicer? Here’s my current favorite immune-boosting juice.
After being seriously run down last fall I consulted a doctor to find ways to strengthen my immune system. She had a very simple list for me: take zinc and a lot of vitamin C. And of course, sleep.
I’ve always known that vitamin C is a good thing, but I couldn’t tolerate the vitamin C pills so I decided to consume vitamin C entirely with food. I was taking zinc every day but developed nausea from that as well.
Then after playing tennis one day I tried a rescue drink and it was heaven. I read the ingredients and of course there was cane sugar in it. So I decided to make my own juice shot with my juicer.
Here is my tasty juice boost which uses fresh turmeric, ginger, apple, and lemon juice. I love it in the morning or after a workout.
If you’re looking for something with fiber or something more substantial, try my turmeric smoothie.
Immune Juice Boost
- 1 apple
- 1/2 inch fresh turmeric root
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger root
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice I add up to 1/4 cup depending on how sweet the apple is; sometimes I just toss a quarter slice of lemon with rind into the juicer.
- Add the turmeric, ginger, and apple slices to a juicer to extract the juice into a container.
- Add the lemon juice to the extracted juice and enjoy!
- Refrigerate for a few days.
Can’t wait to try this! Do you think this recipe lends itself well to being made ahead of time? For example, blending up a batch for the next few days and then keeping it in the refrigerator until ready to drink each morning?
Yes! I do that all the time. I make a batch and drink shots of it over a few days. You can probably freeze it also as ice cubes, I just haven’t tried it yet.
I made this in the blender and added some water- I don’t have a juicer- and it turned out great! Really tasty and potent.
So glad that worked out! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Anne e Depue
a healthy zinger! Now is the time to be boosting our immune systems.