Right now I've got a mega-cold, a cat with severe skin allergies, and a cat that's just plain crazy waiting for me at home. Life is a bit complicated.
Let's uncomplicate things a bit, shall we? I think it's time for a fresh juice. This one is an intense immune-booster. This healing concoction involves rainbow carrots, garlic, and ginger for a powerful punch. It's a cure for the common cold, vampires, and crazy cats. Okay, maybe just the cold.
For my juice base I used some fresh, local rainbow carrots. Aren't these gorgeous? I love using rainbow carrots because they turn the juice a pretty orange-red-purple color, but you can use any carrots of your choosing. Carrots contain vitamin C, vitamin B complex, iron, potassium, and sodium which is great for boosting immunity, alkalizing the blood, and improving liver function.
The next ingredient is raw garlic. I'm a big garlic fan and love adding it to juices and recipes because it is a natural antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and powerful immune system booster. Using garlic raw ensures that you are getting the most benefits. If you've never juiced with garlic before, it can be a bit intense the first time. I recommend starting with one clove of garlic and then working your way up to 2 - 3 cloves.
I added ginger to this juice because it is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is also great for aiding the digestive system and is especially helpful for nausea and cramping.
Rainbow Carrot Immune Booster
Yield: 8 ounces
1 - 3 cloves garlic
1-inch piece of fresh ginger
1 bunch of rainbow carrots (or any carrots), tops removed
Juice garlic, ginger, and rainbow carrots (in that order) and serve immediately.