This is a holiday recipe that I hope that you won’t need. But, sometimes we all overdo it, push a bit too hard, eat a bit too much holiday sugar, sit next to the coughing guy on the plane, or end up on the receiving end of our kid’s snotty sneeze. This recipe is for you!
The travel, stress, and sugar that come with the holidays sometimes bring along a cold or flu virus. This smoothie is pretty, but strong. It’s full of medicinal food that is antibacterial, antiviral, and full of antioxidants. It will strengthen your immune system, allowing you to more easily fight off that holiday virus or infection.
(The taste takes some getting used to, but you will feel better! This also works for prevention!)
1/2 organic apple
4 large leaves of kale
1-3 cloves of raw garlic (the more the merrier!)
2 stalks of celery (or 1/2 cucumber)
1 thumb sized chunk of fresh ginger, peeled
2-3 cups of water
1 lemon, peeled
pinch of cayenne pepper
Blend in a high speed blender (such as a Vitamix), and enjoy!
*Add the pinch of cayenne to the top for a festive touch!