Ultimate Kick-that-Cold Juice

We are well into cold and flu season and this Ultimate Kick-that-Cold Juice is a recipe you need in your back pocket! If you feel a cold coming on, or you are currently in the throes of one, this juice recipe with oranges, lemon, carrots, ginger and turmeric will give you an extra boost of vitamin C and antioxidants to help your body naturally feel better!Kick That Cold Juice

Kick-that-Cold Juice

When cold and flu seasons hits staying healthy can be a top priority.  Our bodies naturally do a great job at utilizing their own defenses to fight off colds but it can never hurt to arm yourself with some extra Vitamin C and antioxidants to do it. This recipe has been used in my house for years and it’s time it’s officially landed on the blog. If we feel ourselves starting to get sick we immediately make this Ultimate Kick-that-Cold Juice and drink up! I swear by it, but it’s also super delicious and a good pick-me-up.

Benefits of juicing:

Juicing can be controversial in the health world as it does remove some fiber from the fruit and veggies, but I’ve found, when I am coming down with something, this really does the trick! While of course fiber IS important (because it also contains nutrients and helps digestion), practically speaking, you will absorb more nutrients because the gut doesn’t need to digest all that fiber at the same time! Want more info? I like this article!

Juicing extracts the juice from fresh fruits or vegetables. The resulting liquid contains most of the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients found in the whole fruit! Since you have to use a far larger quantity of fruits and vegetables to make a glass of juice than you typically would eat in a sitting, you will get higher doses of those micronutrients and phytochemical. Juice quickly reaches your vital organs, can help reset your body, re-oxygenates yourblood, flush out fat, and more!

What I will say is: when ordering juice out, ask them how much fruit is going into your juice (so you can watch the sugar intake). Nobody needs 3 apples in one sitting!

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The juice is made up of oranges, carrots, lemon, fresh ginger and turmeric! The citrus and carrots add a much needed boost of vitamin c and antioxidants, the ginger is a natural antiviral and the turmeric has the nutrient curcumin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory.

To prep the fruits and veggies you remove the rinds from all of the fruit before juicing. This is important because the skin/rind is what can hold the most pesticide residue and we want to keep away all that harmful chemicals, especially when your body is fighting off a cold. You can either just wash the carrots, or peel them.

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Ultimate Kick-that-Cold Juice

Prep Time 00:10 Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 4 oranges, rind removed
  • 1 lemon, rind removed
  • 2” chunk ginger
  • 1” knob turmeric
  • 5 large carrots, cleaned / peeled

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients through a high-speed juicer and mix well before serving over ice. Consume immediately.
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What is your go-to natural cold remedy?

Tropical Shrimp Ceviche

This Tropical Shrimp Ceviche is the perfect light appetizer or meal that is easy to make and requires no cooking! Everyone loves the flavors in this homemade ceviche! 

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Tropical Shrimp Ceviche

When I am feeling under the weather one of my go to routines is to bust out my simple hand juicer and have some fresh squeezed OJ. I supplement with vitamin C daily, but there’s just something about fresh squeezed orange juice that makes me feel all happy and healthy. 

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Alternatively, when I am making a dish for company I go right to oranges for the bright color and perfect citrus flavor. Last month I taught a cooking class here in Boston and my Tropical Ceviche was a major hit. Generally speaking, ceviche uses raw seafood, but in this ceviche I used precooked shrimp. Not everyone at your dinner party may be up for raw, so I make it this way to accommodate all my guests. It is absolutely the perfect no cook appetizer to make when entertaining!

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What do you think of when you think of an orange? I think of warm weather and a dose of vitamin C! In other words, I think of delicious colorful dishes and a cure for when I’m not feeling one-hundred percent. What a combination. Not only can you make some seriously epic citrus-y meals, but you can benefit from the amazing health benefits that this mega fruit offers!

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Tropical Shrimp Ceviche

Ingredients

  • 15 cocktail jumbo shrimps (pre-cooked)
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 orange, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground garlic from garlic mill

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl combine diced mango, orange, avocado, red onion, grape tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro, and ground garlic, mix and set aside
  • 2. Remove tails from shrimp
  • 3. Optional: chop shrimp
  • 3. Add shrimp to tropical mixture, mix and taste- adjust flavoring as needed
  • 4. When ready to serve, spoon mixture into mini cups and enjoy!
  • Recipe Notes

  • Double or triple the recipe depending on how many you are serving! For the cooking class, I made 4 times the amount and it served 16 people.
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    Let’s hear it- what is your favorite way to eat an orange?