Anyone living with kids can tell you that the cold and flu are constant guests in your home during the winter months. Fortunately, I have a strong immune system and rarely get sick. With that being said, I definitely increase my consumption of garlic, ginger, and turmeric during the winter months, as an extra immunity booster. We recently purchased the Kitchenaid Juicer Attachment and it is amazing! If you don’t have a KitchenAid, a regular juicer will do the job.
This juice is packed with so many nutrients! The Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory. The Lemon and Ginger purifies your liver, promotes alkalinity, and hydrates your lymph nodes. The Jalapeno boosts your metabolism. The Apple detoxifies your liver, boosts your immunity, reduces cholesterol, and contains a good amount of fiber. And last but certainly not least, the Oil of Oregano is a potent anti-biotic, anti-viral, anti-septic, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory.
This little juice has a very strong flavor and could take some getting used too. The recipe below does not make a lot of juice, it is one serving. You can easily double or triple it to share with others, or for multiple shots throughout the day.
Here is what you will need to make a “flu shot”!
- 1 Green Apple
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Cloves of Garlic
- 1 Half Inch Piece of Fresh Ginger
- 1 Inch Piece of Fresh Turmeric
- 1/4 Fresh Jalapeño
- A Few Drops of Oil of Oregano
Step 1: Prep your ingredients. Wash, cut, and peel!
Step 2: Starting with the Apple and working down the list, put the ingredients one at a time into the juicer. The Oil of Oregano does not need juiced, so just squeeze it directly into the juice prior to drinking.
Step 3: Drink up! You can throw in some ice cubes or drink straight!