With the cold season upon us I thought I would write a short post with some Warming Winter Juices that are full of antioxidants to help fight off colds and viruses.
These are of the ‘shot’ variety, not full meal replacements.
Drink one every day after your early morning glass of hot water and lemon or honey. As soon as you feel the first signs of a dry or sore throat or a cold coming on try having one three times a day or more.
You will see that ginger is the common denominator here. It is a natural antibiotic and decongestant, and is full of minerals. It is also anti-inflammatory, as are celery and pineapple.
(Do you remember that scene in The Great Escape where the American POWs are making Hooch to celebrate American Independence Day and when they taste it they each go Wow! and can hardly speak? That was me testing these for this post!)
I use organic produce where possible and leave the skin/peel on – except for the pineapple, unless you have a juicer that can cope with it.
It is best to put the ginger in the juicer between halves of an apple, or in first and then the apple or pineapple if using only those ingredients.
All the glasses in the pictures are 6fl oz. ie very small.
First up is my Morning Glory, it makes a bit more than a shot.
1 Apple, 1 Small to Medium Carrot, Half a stick of Celery, Thick Slice of Waxfree Lemon, At least 1 cm of Ginger but as much as you can take! Optional: 1 cm of Turmeric plus a pinch of Black Pepper stirred into juice before pouring, to help with absorption of Turmeric.
Next up is Pineapple Bomb – Mark Beddoe’s* short but sweet and very spicy answer to winter sniffles:
1″ thick round of Pineapple, Thumb of Ginger, as much as you can stand.
The Natural Juice Junkie’s Winter Slammer is a daily starter on his Winter Cleanse Programme.*
Half an Apple, Half a Waxfree Lemon (rind on), 1 Thumb of Ginger. Optional: Pinch of Cayenne Pepper stirred in before pouring into glass.
Jason Vale’s* Ginger Shot was my first introduction to juicing ginger – as part of his 5lbs in 5 Days plan – it nearly took my head off! Of course now I don’t blink at all, the stronger the better.
Half an Apple, 2-3cms of Ginger
Down in One!
Jason also does the Ginger Zinger – which is a larger juice – as part of the 7lbs in 7 Days plan.
2 Carrots, 2 Apples, 1″ Slice of Waxfree lemon, 1/4″ Ginger. Juice and pour over ice.
(Sorry forgot the ice for the photo!)
Here’s to a Healthy You!
(Having tested all these in one go for the blog, I should be cold-free the whole winter!)
*@explorejuice http://www.naturaljuicejunkie.com http://www.juicemaster.com
Copyright: Chris McGowan