Winter Immune Booster

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During the winter, it’s a good idea to amp up your vitamin C intake and increase your nutrient consumption to stay healthy and ward off illness. Anti-inflammatories can help protect your cells and bring down any swelling in your skin, joints, or muscles that are brought on by the stresses of the cold weather. This juice has plenty of ingredients that can help with these issues while remaining palate-friendly.

Beets and ginger both have anti-inflammatory properties. Beets also help to increase stamina and lower blood pressure. The kale, orange, beet, apple, and carrots work together to provide most of your daily recommended quantity of vitamin C. The carrots, kale, and beets give the juice a mild earthy flavor. The ginger adds zest and freshness. The apple and orange add a hint of sweetness, but work well with the earthy flavors and don’t overpower the juice. The juice is low in calories, but packs a big energy punch and is perfect as a breakfast drink.

Ingredients

  • 1 large beet
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 kale leaves
  • 1 sweet apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger

Recipe

  • Wash all produce thoroughly
  • Remove tops from beet and carrot
  • Remove seeds and stem from apple
  • Peel orange
  • Cut all produce to fit in juicer
  • Juice carrots, then apples, then ginger and orange
  • Juice beet and kale
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Drink as soon as possible, or store in an opaque, airtight container and drink within 48 hours
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