Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cold Busting Pineapple Juice

 I've had a juicer for nearly a year. I'm not an enthusiastic user, but whenever I make fresh juice I'm reminded just how much I love having this gadget in my kitchen. Recently I had a cold and I was feeling terrible for days never really making any progress, so I decided to try juicing. I made this juice once or twice a day. I know it made a difference in how quickly I recovered. 

There are only three ingredients in this recipe and all are helpful when you're feeling under the weather. Pineapple is a good source of Vitamin C and it fights bacterial and viral infections. Navel oranges are also high in vitamin C and strawberries surprisingly have higher levels of vitamin C and potassium than oranges. All of these fruits will give your immune system a boost, and juiced together they are delicious.

Cold Busting Pineapple Juice
Makes 1 large glass   

1 pineapple  (don't juice the core)
1 navel orange, peeled but leaving some of the white pith on
1 C fresh strawberries, cleaned and cut in half

Juice the pineapple, orange and strawberries. Stir, pour into a glass and enjoy!


affectionforfitness said...

Hi Vegan Tummy! Well, I learned something new today--that the white stuff on the orange is pith. We have an ancient juicer that makes quite a mess, but I believe what you're saying.

There are certain ways to lessen colds. Actually, my fruits and veggies post was about the dark green veggies boosting skin immunity. Also, I think if a person keeps in good shape, they have less colds that last for less days.<<just my experience.

:-) Marion

thevegantummy said...

Hi Affection For Fitness!!!

I read your post on fruits and veggies today and found it very interesting. I have a favorite green juice that I will share in another post... I think you'd like it.

And I agree that regular exercise does wonders for boosting immunity and overall good health. It's something I need to do more often.

Thank you for your comment and your post!

Be Healthy!