IMMUNE BOOSTING GREEN JUICE RECIPE
Juicing is a great alternative to eating whole fruits and vegetables. If you are on of those people that’s not a fan of eating fruit then this is a good way to get a blast of vitamins into your system.
With the COVID-19 pandemic I am trying to consume as many nutrient rich food types to help boost immunity. It is always better to eat fruit and veg with the skin on in order to absorb all the nutrients the food source has to offer. However, this does not always work for everyone as some people do not necessrily like the teaxture. Juicing will create different flavours that you can enjoy and provides diversity.
WHY TRY THE IMMUNE BOOSTING GREEN JUICE RECIPE
This immune boosting green juice recipe will provide a variety of vitamins and antioxidants that will increase immunity and help ward off any cold like symptoms. Please note that this is not a cure for illness but could help if you stay on top of your nutrition. These are the ingredients that I used in the juice and how they can benefit you.
Mint is a wonderful, fresh herb that contians good levels of vitamin A and antioxidants. Mint aids digestion, improves brain function, may improve bad breath and helps reduce cold or flu like symptoms.
Apples are a good source of vitamin C and have polyphenols which are responsible for many health benefits. Apples may promote weight loss, are linked to a lower risk of diabetes, and it is suggested that they are good for your heart.
Pears contain high levels of antioxidants, including vitamin C, vitamin K and copper. They assist in the counter-production of free radicals which develop when the body converts food into energy. Pears also have detoxifying properties, provide fiber and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Kiwi fruit has high levels of vitamin C and have been thought to help prevent asthma and wheezing. The nutrient dense fruit is also boosts your immune system and help ward off cold like symptoms. Kiwi consumption also improves your vision, reduces blood clotting, improves oxidative stress and aids digestion.
Cucumbers have very important vitamins and minerals which are vitamin C, K, potassium, magnesium, and magnese. They are hydrating as they are made up of 96% water and contain antioxidants such as flavanoids and tannins which prevent the build up of free radicals. They also may prevent weight loss, improve regularity and lower blood sugar.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1 x Pear
1 x Apple
Handful of mint
1 x Kiwi
1. Prepare the fruit by cutting them into reasonable size pieces to fit in the juicer.
2. Put the fruit in the shoot with the mint squeezed in between so that it juices properly.
3. Make sure you have a glass or jug underneath the nozzle where the juice comes out and turn the juicer on.
4. Push the fruit down with the fruit plunger and then add any extra fruit that you have left over and do the same.
5. Once you have finished juicing, enjoy the juice straight away.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER PORTION
1 serving per portion
Fat: 1.26 grams
Carbohydrates: 64.17 grams
Protein: 3.29 grams