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. :-)