3 Delicious Juice Blends To Help Fight Your Cold

It may be the holiday season, but this is also the season of the cold and flu. Recipe developers at Omega Juicers have shared with me a few recipes for superfood-loaded juice blends to boost the immune system and help ward off seasonal maladies.  Made with blueberries, carrots, kiwi, and even kale, these juices  are as packed with nutrients as they are with flavor.

Very Berry Blueberry Juice

Very Berry Blueberry JuiceHealth Benefits:  Blueberries contain antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, anthocyanin, iron, zinc, copper and selenium. So with these “shields” you are helping to enhance your body’s immune system. With a healthy immune system, you can help to ward off illnesses such as colds and the flu.

Ingredients:

• 2 cups Blueberries
• 2 Kiwis
• 10-15 Strawberries
• 1 cup of Mint leaves

Directions:

Wash all produce well. Cut produce to fit into the hopper. Juice in an Omega juicer. Serve and Enjoy!

 

Carrot Juice

Carrot JuiceHealth Benefits: Carrots contain high-levels of beta carotene, which is a powerful nutrient that boosts the immune system’s production of infection-fighting natural killer cells and T cells. These cells are healthy and attack and kill off disease-ridden microbes.

Ingredients:

• 5 Medium Sized Carrots
• ½ Lemon
• ¼ Lime
• 12 Green Grapes

Directions:

Wash all produce well. Cut the carrots, lemon, lime and grapes to fit in the hopper. Juice in an Omega juicer. Serve and Enjoy!

 

Green Machine Kale Juice

Green JuiceHealth Benefits: Raw kale is one of the best sources of vitamin C, important for protection against immune system deficiency. Each 100 gram serving of raw kale includes about 120 mg of vitamin C, well over the recommended dietary amounts for men (90 mg) and women (75 mg).

Ingredients:

•  1 cucumber
• 4 celery stalks
• 2 apples
•  6-8 leaves kale
•  1/2 lemon
•  1 tbsp ginger

Directions:

Wash all produce well. Cut produce to fit into the hopper. Juice in an Omega juicer. Pour over Ice or refrigerate until cold (optional). Enjoy!

All images courtesy of Omega Juicers.

2 thoughts on “3 Delicious Juice Blends To Help Fight Your Cold

  • December 21, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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    Oooh I covet the Very Berry Blueberry … don’t have a juicer but may try it in the blender see how it goes

    • December 23, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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      Hi Azita! I agree; that was the first one to catch my eye as well. Love the taste of fresh blueberries!

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