My baby has caught a pesky cold and shared it with me, so this morning I made what I consider a delicious super immune system booster! It’s the first time Mr C has had this juice combination so it was funny to watch on as his little taste buds interpreted this new information!
This juice is fantastic for when your body is fighting a cold. The pineapple has a soothing effect on a sore throat as it digests foreign microbes and diseased cells in the bronchial tissues. Ginger eases congestion in the throat and lungs, relieving symptoms of cold and flu while the lemon adds to this with its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Carrots nourish every system in the body and kale is an iron-rich strengthening vegetable and a specific healer for the immune system. The interior white membrane of the orange is a superior source of bioflavonoids, which enhance the absorption of iron from plant foods – not to mention antioxidant properties and a good dosage of vitamin C for immune strength!
Just what the doctor ordered, huh?
- 2 carrots
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 lemon, juice only
- 1cm piece of fresh ginger
- 2 slices of fresh pinapple, roughly chopped
- Bunch of kale (stems removed)
- Handful of ice (really important as it assists the blades in breaking through the fibre of the pineapple and orange and prevents frothiness)
- I only used the juice from the carrots so chopped them for 30 sec/speed 9 and using the simmering basket, squeezed the juice from the pulp into a separate bowl. You could also use a nut bag for this.
- Add the ginger and kale to the Thermie bowl and chop for 10 sec/speed 9.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend 1min/speed 9.
- If you prefer it thinner, add a bit of water and blend further.
I sprinkled chia seeds and chopped, dried mango on top.
You could use the carrot pulp in a carrot cake. No sense wasting if you can avoid it, but try to make the cake soon after juicing to maximise the nutrient content.