Juice probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when we think of staying healthy during winter. However, a small glass of freshly squeezed juice is a great way to pack in extra nutrients during flu season. To keep you on top of your game this winter, we’ve put together four delicious winter flu juice recipes to kickstart your mornings.

 

Vegging Out Juice

1 x handful chopped cabbage
1 x handful of chopped chard or spinach
1 x apple
⅓ cucumber
1- 2cm ginger
Lemon and parsley to taste

Cabbage in a juice is actually quite refreshing. When paired with ginger and lemon it makes for a zesty drink packed with vitamin K and C. Chard is excellent for bone health as it contains high amounts of calcium. It also contains high amounts of plant iron and copper which are two essential elements in the formation of red blood cells.

 

Orange Elixir

1 x apple
1 x carrot
1 x orange
1- 2cm ginger
Cayenne pepper to taste

This invigorating juice is packed with vitamin C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C may help with the production of white blood cells to fight against infection. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A which is essential for healthy eyesight and bone growth. The ginger and cayenne pepper are known for their digestive benefits.

 

Green Alkaline Juice

1 x large handful of kale
1 x green apple
1 x handful sliced celery
⅓ cucumber
½ lime
Mint leaves to taste

Get your greens in with this super refreshing green juice. Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables on the planet and is loaded with antioxidants. A single cup of raw kale has over 6 times more vitamin K than the recommended daily intake. This vitamin is essential for blood clotting and helps carry calcium around the body. Lime, cucumber and celery are also nutrient dense and are alkaline vegetables which help to balance out your bodies PH levels.

 

Beet Juice

1 x small beetroot
1 x carrot
1 x orange
1 – 2cm ginger
1 tsp turmeric

Not only is this juice high in vitamin C, it’s also packed with folate, potassium and magnesium. Folate is a B9 vitamin which is needed for copying and creating DNA. Potassium counteracts the effects of sodium, neutralising acids in the body and working to reduce blood pressure. It also helps to reduce muscle cramps and soreness after exercise. Magnesium is an important mineral involved in bone formation as it helps the body digest calcium from foods.

 

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