Immune Boosting Purple Juice

IMG_5020This is me. This is me doing what I love most: playing chef/mad scientist in the kitchen.

My best friend came over in the morning and told me she was fighting a cold. Obviously, the first thing I told her was not to touch my daughter and the second, was to trust me.

I brought her into the kitchen, pulled out my favorite cold-pressing masticating juicer (info below) and made her, what I believe, is a flu-fighting, immune-boosting juice rich with raw antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatory vegetables and fruits.

She evidently found the humor in the fact that she would be drinking her spinach and therefore decided to take a picture of me at work. Additionally, she couldn’t fathom why the entire thing came out a deep purple color, but she did, in fact, trust me. She drank almost the entire thing and indeed- she was cold free the next day!

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Purple immune-boosting juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 beets (washed and peeled)
  • 2 medium carrots (washed and peeled)
  • 1 large radish
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 apple (cored and sliced)

Directions:

Juice and serve!

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*This is my juicer. The brand is Hotpoint Ariston and I bought it from http://www.euronics.it

It is a masticating extractor, which works a bit slower than most commercial juicers but because it is cold presses, the fruits and veggies don’t lose their nutrients.

For more information on juicers, go to Kris Carr’s juicer buying guide: http://kriscarr.com/blog-video/best-juicer-buying-guide/

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