I started to feel better after about a week (which is typical), and right when I was almost feeling normal, this past Sunday, I started feeling sick AGAIN!!! I had some chills, a little bit of a fever, worse congestion, and a bad cough. Feeling fed up, I decided to be more proactive with my cold.
So I hopped on PINTEREST and look over juicing recipes for a cold. After looking at a couple, I started noticing a pattern of ingredients. Combining this with what I already had in stock in my fridge, I came up with my own concoction. So here is the recipe for my cold or flu busting juice!
1 - Large Apple
2 - Oranges
1/2 - Lemon
4 - Organic Carrots
2 - Orange Bell Peppers
1 - Piece of Ginger (about half the size of your thumb)
1/2 oz - Apple Cider Vinegar
*I'm using the Jack LaLanne Juicer.
Here is are all of my fruits and vegetables prepped and ready to go into the juicer! (side note: you don't need to cut them this small. I just got a little enthusiastic. The pieces just need to be small enough that they fit down the chute. Also, I keep a bag nearby to put all the pulp/extra bits in. I'm assuming it can't be good for the sink to put all that extra stuff down it!)
And here is the finished product! It was nice and tasty! Not overly sweet, but not too vegetable-tasting, if you know what I mean. It also made a good amount, so I had enough to drink all afternoon. I also wanted to add, be careful with the ginger! The taste of ginger is very strong so be sure to add little, tiny pieces at a time if you're unsure. I would also do the same with the apple cider vinegar!
This drink is full vitamins, particularly vitamin A and C, which are very helpful for getting over a cold or flu and boosting your immunity :)
And if you want to see a tutorial on how I do my makeup when I'm feeling under the weather, watch the video below! :)