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Green juice and minor colds: how juicing can help your body fight germs

green juice

Green juice and minor colds: how juicing can help your body fight germs

I have been feeling run down this week. I have such a lack of energy and motivation; very unlike me. There are a million reasons that could potentially be triggering this sluggish feeling – I’m fighting a head cold, I had an amazing leg workout on Monday and my legs are so sore, its the end of school year, lack of sleep…- honestly, I  am really not sure where the lack of energy stems from, so I decided to do something about it and  fuel up my body with really good stuff. Cue the green juice!

green juice

green juice

Here’s what you need:

(All Raw and washes throughly, preferably organic)

5 large romaine leaves

3 cups spinach

1/2 cucumber

1/2 cup cilantro

2 cups pineapple

1/2 lime (remove peel)

Should make about 8-12oz

green juice

green juice

Fun facts:

Leafy green vegetables have concentrated amounts of vitamins and minerals. High in vitamins K, A,C, E.  Contain minerals: manganese, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. Leafy greens also contain a lot of fiber.

Cucumbers-vitamins K, C; and are Antioxidants.

Pineapple- contains an enzyme called Bromelian. This enzyme reduces inflammation and improves protein digestion among many other benefits.

Cilantro- herb for cleaning and detoxing.

Feed your body good stuff, help it fight infections, germs and help it recover after a har workout! Great health starts with good nutrition! Share you favorite juicing recipes below! I love love you hear what you are feeding your bodies!



Hello friend! I am Melissa…a Caribbean girl now living in Austin,Texas.  A beach lover living in the middle of hill country; I write about what inspires me to balance a life as a mother, wife, DIYer, traveler, hostess and homemaker.



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