The folks at Omega Juicers, the ultimate work-horse for serious fans of fruit, vegetable and herb juices, have some cold weather recipes to boost immune systems and ward off cold and flu viruses. While berries are out of season for many, it’s fine to use the frozen variety.
Very Berry Blueberry Juice
Health Benefits: Blueberries contain antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, anthocyanin, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. So with these “shields” you are helping to enhance your body’s immune system. With a healthy immune system, you can help to ward off illnesses such as colds and the flu.
2 cups Blueberries
1 cup of Mint leaves
Directions: Wash all produce well. Cut produce to fit into the hopper. Juice in an Omega juicer. Serve and Enjoy!
Health Benefits: Carrots contain high-levels of beta carotene, which is a powerful nutrient that boosts the immune system’s production of infection-fighting natural killer cells and T cells. These cells are healthy and attack and kill off disease-ridden microbes.
5 Medium Sized Carrots
12 Green Grapes
Directions: Wash all produce well. Cut the carrots, lemon, lime and grapes to fit in the hopper. Juice in an Omega juicer. Serve and Enjoy!
Green Machine Kale Juice
Health Benefits: Raw kale is one of the best sources of vitamin C, important for protection against immune system deficiency. Each 100 gram serving of raw kale includes about 120 mg of vitamin C, well over the recommended dietary amounts for men (90 mg) and women (75 mg).
4 celery stalks
6-8 leaves kale
1 tbsp ginger
Directions: Wash all produce well. Cut produce to fit into the hopper. Juice in an Omega juicer. Pour over Ice or refrigerate until cold (optional). Enjoy!