Immune Boost Juice w/ Garlic!

I don't know about you, but when I get super busy and I forget to take time to nurture myself, my body lets me know! Last week was no different. A huge portion of my days are spent working with mental health patients and the mental health community (which can be extremely draining in of itself). The rest of my time, I am working with nutrition clients, my personal projects, exercising and maintaining personal relationships. It is a never ending story, that I absolutely love, but my body hates! Most days, I find it very difficult to shut down at night, yet I rise early.

Last week, after over 1 year of no sickness, I started with a sore throat that quickly escalated to a fever! In less than five days later, I am happy to say that my sickness (whatever it was!) is fading. There was a combination of things that I did, but the most important (aside from drinking a lot of water) was drinking my fruits and veggies via my juicer. Each day that I was sick, I did not eat meat and I had either 3 juices or a mixture of juices and green smoothies. My least favorite, but most potent was what I like to call "Immune Boost Juice", because it is filled with tons of ingredients that are known to be immunity boosters.

Here's what I used:
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 WHOLE garlic clove (argh!!)
  • 1 pear
  • 1 knob of ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tbs of maca root (personal preference)
  • Pour over ice & drink really quickly
Had it not been for the garlic, I would have really loved this juice, but again, it was not my favorite juice recipe from last week (and I am a fan of garlic). Be sure to drink it quickly, so you don't confuse your taste buds.

Anywho, if you get sick, remember this recipe! I know you'll hate me for it, but thank me later. :-)

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  1. I will be trying this! My immune system and I haven't always been the best of friends. My allergies are the worst, then that always leads to more serious issues. I haven't been sick for some time, which is awesome! But, just in case, I'm going to print this recipe out :) Thanks Jennifer!

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    1. Hey Courtney! Glad to hear that you have not had any colds for a while. Its best to be prepared in the event that it does happen. You can try drinking this at the onset of any sign of a cold. It's really great to hear from you and get a response...I know someone is out there benefitting! :-)

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