Carrots: Carrots are high in Vitamin A and C and of course beta carotene. Beta carotene helps support your body's mucus membrane which lines the respiratory system, helping fight off icky bacteria.
Oranges: People always tell me to drink orange juice when I have a cold however, it's best before a cold. You need to boost your immune system before it is compromised. I'm not saying stay away from OJ when you're sick, but don't forget about all that good Vitamin C when you're healthy too!
Apples: An apple a day ... yup, it's true. New studies show that apples' soluble fiber can help boost your immune system. I'll take an apple over a doctor bill any day!
Lemon: Lemons are simply amazing. I eat them, drink them, clean with them ... they are so diverse. Luckily, my house is always stocked with fresh lemons so I am squeezing lemon juice into everything. They are filled with antioxidants and Vitamin C making your body less susceptible to sickness. Thank you again, mighty lemon!
Ginger: I've always loved ginger because it can calm an upset stomach but it also good for when a cold is coming on or has already hit. It is soothing and can even help clear up phlegm.
Parsley: I've recently been told that parsley is the original and still is best super food. It's an antioxident and has more Vitamin C than an orange. Don't overlook this herb or just use it as decoration on your plate, but start adding it to more of your juices and meals!
Cinnamon: Cinnamon does more that boost your immune system. It's antiviral antifungal and antibacterial which means it's anti- cold and flu season!
Makes 4 cups
1 lb. carrots
2 oranges, peeled
juice from half lemon
1/2 in. ginger
4 sprigs of parsley
1 t cinnamon
1 cup ice
Put all ingredients into your blender and mix until it is smooth. Add more ice if needed.