The Immune-Boosting Green Juice Shot That Could Help Ward Off Colds
This green juice shot recipe is loaded with ingredients that will keep your immune system in fighting shape.
In case you haven’t heard, the flu is playing zero games this season. Every state other than Hawaii has reported widespread flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And, eek, you can get the flu twice in one season. Yesterday was the time to start taking extra steps to protect yourself, such as washing your hands thoroughly and often. But if you’re panicking from all this talk of germs, today is just as good a day as any to start warding off sickness from the dangerous flu or even the common cold. A great way to do this is by eating foods rich in micronutrients, like this green wellness juice shot from Flo and Grace.
A juice shot is by no means fail-proof protection against sickness, and it certainly isn’t the same as getting the flu shot (which you can still go get, btw!), but it’s a delicious start. The lemon in this juice shot has loads of vitamin C (75 percent of your daily recommended amount). It’s a key player in boosting your immune system! Spicy ginger makes an appearance and contains compounds that can reduce inflammation. Already down for the count with something mild? Don’t leave the pinch of cayenne pepper out of the equation—it contains capsaicin, which may help reduce sinus pressure.
Wellness Juice Shot
- 3 stalks celery
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 1 lemon, peeled and sliced
- 2-inch piece fresh gingerroot
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- Juice all ingredients in a juicer.
- Pour into shot glass, and top with few dashes of cayenne pepper.