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Juice Up For Cold & Flu Season!


This can be a fun time of year to juice, believe it or not! Have you ever experienced effortlessly juicing or fasting, while other times it feels IMPOSSIBLE? Our bodies have rhythms and cycles, just like nature and seasons of the year. So according to some Eastern principles, we are naturally built to detox in the fall and spring. Our bodies love a good reset, as do I, especially around the cold and flu season. When you detox you not only rid your body of unpleasant toxins that weigh you down and wreak havoc, it’s like giving your immune system a big boost! It strengthens as it lightens its load, allowing other systems and organs to work more efficiently and in sync. No better time of year than now as we enter into months of colds and sniffles. And of course, you get that undeniable added ‘glow’ that everyone compliments you on!

Today my lifestyle is constantly changing as I travel and teach, I never know what can be offered in the areas I go to. Knowing the importance of my health I consulted with different passionate collaborators like Sandy Rodriguez, from California, and I am now sharing her Golden Goodness Recipe below.

Yes, you need to have a juicer, but your health is worth it. As I travel, I prepare all my success tools to stay the strongest I can be.


So. Check out my favorite juice recipes as well as a hearty detox smoothie and tea tonic when you need warming. I’ll make these concoctions on a daily basis when it’s that time to detox and/or I just need a day or two to reset. Even just a day can do so much for you body! When you think about it, when does your digestive system and liver EVER get a break?

These recipes are simple, delicious and takes the chore out of juicing, or so I hope ;) Also, you can read on about the amazing benefits that juicing has to offer. Enjoy.

With Love, Freedom & Knowledge,

France

STUDIES & BENEFITS:

PubMed Central shares on Healthline.com

One study found that supplementing with mixed fruit and vegetable juice over 14 weeks improved participants’ nutrient levels of beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and folate.


Furthermore, a review of 22 studies found that drinking juice made from fresh fruits and vegetables or blended powder concentrate improved folate and antioxidant levels, including beta carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E.


Limited evidence links fruit and vegetable juice to a reduced risk of diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. That to me is worth juicing.

TIPS:

Two common types of juicers include:

  • Centrifugal. These juicers grind fruits and vegetables into pulp through a high-speed spinning action with a cutting blade. The spinning also separates the juice from the solids.

  • Cold press. Also called masticating juicers, these crush and press fruits and vegetables much more slowly to obtain as much juice as possible.

*Secret Tip: I love to juice at least 2 quarts at one time and freeze or refrigerate the extra into baggies or ice cube trays so that I can easily juice and go!

RECIPES:

Golden Goddess by Sandy Rodriguez

  • Juice equal parts: Pineapple, ginger & turmeric root (not powder).

Lemon Juice Cleanse

  • 10 ounces of filtered (alkaline) water

  • Juice of ½ a fresh lemon or lime (2 tablespoons)

  • 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup grade A

  • Cayenne pepper to taste (about 1/10 teaspoon)

  • ¼ teaspoon to ½ teaspoon powder of fresh ginger

* Lemon is a perfect liver food and a great body cleanser by alkalinizing, breaking down mucus and fat, it is also high in vitamin C, potassium, and other minerals. Lemons are also astringent (they contract and tighten tissues, which has loosened up) and clears the toxins from deep tissues and organs. Maple syrup gives energy and is a natural sugar. Cayenne pepper helps clear the blood and eliminates toxins and mucus, as well as keeps the body warm. Apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH of the digestive tract. Ginger helps breaking down mucus and relaxes the sphincters. Water helps hydration and cleansing, relaxing the colon and kidneys.


Alkalizing Green Smoothie influenced by Dr. Robert Young’s book “The PH Miracle”

  • In a blender mix:

  • 1 avocado

  • ½ Italian cucumber

  • 1 cup of baby spinach

  • 10 ice cubes

  • 1 tbs. of nut mixture

  • 2 tbs. of lemon juice

  • 8 ounces of Pure Coconut water and meat or clean water.

Turmeric Tea Tonic with Ginger

  • 8 oz boiling water

  • 1 tsp. fresh turmeric root, grated (1/3 tsp. if using dried)

  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated (1/3 tsp. if using dried)

  • 1 tsp. coconut oil

  • Honey to taste, optional

  • Fresh lemon wedge, optional

  • Combine all ingredients.

  • Drink daily or as desired.

*This turmeric tea recipe with ginger may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant

benefits. If nothing else, it will warm you up and get you in the spirit of fall!

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