Everyone around me seems to be getting ill. The season is changing, Summer is slowly moving into Autumn and people can’t handle that. They’re getting sick. And I’m scared. When I was a teenager I was sick (seemingly) all the time; colds, sore throats which nearly always lead onto chest infections. It sucked. Over the last 5ish years I have only been ill a handful of times. Actually, it’s well over a year now since I was properly sick. Even then it was nothing major; a day of a sore throat I think?
Although I'm not the healthiest person I always keep an eye on what I'm eating. And, after a few weekend of not being at home, having house-guests and celebrations my cupboards and fridge are looking neglected and my diet has not been fantastic. This, and the looming germs have got me thinking that it’s probably a really good time to top up my vitamin intake. And you should too!
For your winter-ready juice you'll need:
4 Oranges, peeled – Full of Vitamin C, 1 orange should cover your recommended daily allowance.
4 big Carrots – Carrots are an amazing course of Vitamin K which is great for your blood and bones.
1 Lemon, peeled – They have loads of Folic Acid in them, which is great for your blood. (+ a ton of Vitamin C)
Ginger to taste – The benefits of ginger are endless. Anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, it helps digestion and apparently its good for your lungs too! AND, it tastes amazing.
I always juice the toughest things first and the softest, on a lower setting, last. I am no expert though! Juice and enjoy right away, or refrigerate in an airtight swing top bottle over-night to have for breakfast (which is what we did!). But always always wash your juicer right away, its the absolute worst part and the longer you leave it the worst it'll get.