Immune boost berry juice recipe
If you are looking for a simple and tasty juice to give your immune system a boost, then you will love our Immune boost berry juice. This berry juice contains only a few ingredients, which work really well together.
It might be a little tricky to find fresh berries at this time of year, so frozen ones work just as well – just remember to let frozen berries defrost for 15 minutes before blending them into the juice.
Swaps and alternatives: Using pears can make this quite a sweet juice, so if you prefer to drink less fruit, then swap the pears for 3-4 large carrots. Read on for ingredients and instructions on how to make this into a smoothie.
Immune boost: add a chunk of ginger to this juice to really give it a kick and supercharge your health!
Immune boost berry juice recipe
½ cucumber (or courgette)
2 cm lemon
Large handful of berries (if using frozen, allow to defrost first)
Optional: 2 cm fresh ginger root
Wash your fruit and vegetables first, beneath cold running water. You can leave the skin on the lemon if it is not waxed (and if your juicer can handle lemon). Put the pear, cucumber and lemon through the juicer. (If you are using ginger also put it through your juicer now). Allow the juice to run into a large jug.
Add the berries into the jug and blend together using a hand-blender (or pour everything into a large blender).
Remember to wash your juicer and blender (or hand-blender) before drinking your juice (this helps to keep your juicer in good condition and avoids the fruit sugars staining the equipment).
Immune boost berry smoothie recipe
To make this recipe into a smoothie instead, you will need a good blender and these ingredients:
1 pear – remove stalk and core
1 tbsp lemon juice
Handful of berries
100 ml non-dairy milk
(Optional ginger juice)
Place everything into your blender then blend for about 60 – 90 seconds, to make a smooth consistency. (If you are using ginger, you can grate 1-2 cm of ginger root, then squeeze it, so that the juice runs into the blender, or simply add the grated ginger in – this avoids getting large chunks of ginger root that has not been properly broken down). Pour into a glass.
Remember to wash your blender before enjoying your smoothie.
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La Crisalida detox juice retreats
Juicing is a popular part of the holistic programme here at La Crisalida, particularly for people on our detox and weight loss retreats.
Whether you choose to juice for one meal, one day or one week, juicing floods your body with large amounts of vitamins and minerals. It can give your digestive system a rest and after a few days most guests tell us they have so much more energy. Find out more on our juicing page here.
I hope you enjoy this juice, we certainly do!
About the author
- Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).