After a long, hot summer, it is often a welcomed relief when the weather starts cooling down, however the cooler days are often met with a little apprehension.
The thought of wasting the better part of a week curled up on the couch, surrounded by tissues and binging on some terrible TV show is enough to make me shudder.
To help prepare your body fight against whatever nasty bugs this coming winter throws your way, try out this delicious green concoction. Incorporating a daily cold pressed juice filled with a range of different immune boosting, antioxidant packed fruits and vegetables is such a great way prepare your body for battle. And if one of those cheeky little bugs slip through and m
Kale is an excellent source of vitamin C, with one cup of kale providing a whopping 134% of the daily value. In fact, given its low calorie content, kale has been dubbed one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence.
Cucumber is filled with water and electrolytes. Staying hydrated is essential for some many important body processes including temperature regulation and transportation of waste products and nutrients.
Parsley is a great source of vitamin A and C which are important nutrients with antioxidant properties.
Pineapple is an immune booster and inflammation fighter which helps to detoxify the body and mind. The vitamin C in the juice helps to increase the granulocyte count in the blood. Granulocytes – Basophils, Eosinophils, and Neutrophils – are the white blood cells responsible for fighting off viruses and bacteria. Pineapple also has high levels of both essential and non-essential amino acids, antioxidants, and Vitamin A in pineapple juice helps to reduce inflammation.
Apples are made up of 88% water so are great for increasing hydrating.
Turmeric contains medicinal properties which can help boost the immune system.
Mean Green Flu Fighting Machine Recipe | MOD Appliances
6-8 large leaves of kale, woody stalk removed and leaves sliced
1/2 large cucumber (or 1 lebanese cucumber), sliced lengthways
1/2 bunch parsley, roughly chopped
1/4 to 1/3 pineapple, skin & core removed, cut into chunks
1 medium apple, cut into chunks
Half thumb sized piece of turmeric
Set up your MOD Cold Press for juicing (see the juicing handbook for more detailed instructions);
Slowly feed the produce down the chute;
Serve the juice with a couple of ice cubes.