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. :-)