March 27, 2014 19

Immunity Shots with carrot ginger lemon + garlic!

Immunity Juice Shots | @withfoodandlove

For the first part of this week I was struggling in a bad way. A little bug got me and it got me good. I don’t know where it came from, I certainly didn’t ask for it and definitely did not see it coming. I was trying to keep up in every way possible. It was hard for me to get out of bed let alone cook, write, photograph, coach, play, eat and sleep.

I’m a pretty busy gal so the thought of getting sick is frightening. But the universe served it up good to me and this week all I had the energy for was laying in bed with my cat, Maybe, drinking cup after cup of herbal tea and reflecting on how lucky I am to be a {generally} healthy person. And that, I should not take for granted.

So what’s in this little elixir anyway . . .

Carrots – naturally sweet, adding plenty of sugar to the mix, keeping the flavors well balanced and easy on your palate. Plus these little guys are chocked full of antioxidants, beta carotene and Vitamin  A which are vital in supporting your immune system.

Ginger – super anti-inflammatory properties bringing relief to those horrid body aches and soothe away that nausea.

Lemon – loaded with Vitamin C to boost that immunity and balance your body’s pH levels.

Garlic – now this is the key ingredient here, with a long history as an immune system booster because of its antiseptic, anti-fungal + nutritive properties. This ingredient you can’t leave out or substitute, but I promise you, the strength of the ginger + lemon juice with the sweetness of the carrots, the garlic taste will be oh so subtle. Really, I promise.

Immunity Juice Shots | @withfoodandlove

Immunity Juice Shots | @withfoodandlove

Immunity Shots {print me!}

Notes: makes about {6} one ounce shots. The garlic is essential, but I promise it goes down easier than you’d think.

Ingredients:

  • 4 carrots
  • a large thumb sized piece of ginger
  • 2 lemons, peeled
  • 2 – 4 cloves of garlic

One by one throw run these ingredients through your juicer.

Divide into 6 shots, and drink as needed.


DISCLAIMER: these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

19 Responses to "Immunity Shots with carrot ginger lemon + garlic!"

  1. Reply

    Grace @ FoodFitnessFreshAir

    March 28, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    The only upside about getting sick is it really teaches you to appreciate your good health and to not take it for granted! And inspiration for drinks like these. Ginger carrot juice is my favorite, so this sounds fantastic.

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

    April 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    I am posting this on my fan page today

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 2, 2014 at 9:33 AM

      Awesome, thanks Alison!

  3. Reply

    Natalie

    April 7, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Hi, this looks fab but I don’t have a juicer. Could I blend everything in my nutribullet and then use a nutmilk bag? Thanks. :)

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 7, 2014 at 8:03 AM

      Hi Natalie! Thanks for stopping by. I have heard of people “juicing” this way, so you could do that. I’ve never done it that way so I can’t personally say how it would end up. I would probably go a little lighter on the garlic, maybe just 1 -2 cloves. If you end up doing this, please let me know how it turns out.

      XO SHERRIE

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    Bobbi

    April 15, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Sounds delicious. No juicer. Would it work in a vitamix?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      April 15, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      Hi Bobbi –

      Thanks for stopping by, you can try making it in your Vitamix, I’ve never done it that way, so I’m not sure how it’d be – texture wise. I would probably go a little lighter on the garlic, maybe just 1 -2 cloves. If you end up doing this, please let me know how it turns out!

      XO SHERRIE

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    Tess

    May 22, 2014 at 3:20 AM

    I was wondering if this could be (or has anyone) prepared & stored extra in the fridge.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      May 23, 2014 at 11:23 AM

      Hi Tess – it is the most potent when consumed immediately afterwards, but if you seal it in an air-tight container and store it in the refrigerator, it should last up to 12 hours.

      Hope this helps, enjoy!

  6. Reply

    Emily

    June 9, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    I don’t own a juicer… how could I make this without one? I am new to all of this… to be honest I would like to try this as I am having a shoulder replacement in 2 weeks (I am only 29) so this is a big deal. I want to be as healthy as possible before going for the surgery and thought this could help :)

    Ideas how I could make this without a juicer?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      June 10, 2014 at 3:31 PM

      Hi Emily, here’s a tutorial for “juicing without a juicer”. I hope this helps and I’m sending good vibes to you for a speedy recovery :)

  7. Reply

    Adriana

    October 31, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    How often do you recommend to take this?

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      October 31, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      Hi Adriana,

      I use it as a preventative measure to combat sickness, so I take it once or twice a day as needed when I feel a cold or flu coming on.

      Stay well!
      xo sherrie

  8. Reply

    Coleen

    October 15, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    I have tried this it really helped me fight off the flu and the taste was wonderful. Hardly even knew it had garlic juiced in it.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      October 16, 2015 at 11:11 AM

      So great to hear Coleen! I’m glad you liked the taste {I think the garlic turns people away before they even try it!}, but more importantly I’m glad you are feeling better. Thanks for reading, xx!

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    Lily | Kale & Caramel

    November 11, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    YUM! I want a whole flight of immunity shots, please! And I hope you’re feeling better, Sherrie. This definitely sounds like it’ll cure what ails you!

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    Dupree ford

    June 24, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    Can’t wait to give this a go always trying to boost my immune system as it’s shocking and I’m always getting ill , really hope it works. Thanks for posting this!!

  11. Reply

    Manny

    August 19, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    This sounds very good, but I only need a single shot each day. Could you please break down your recipe for single serving?

    Thank you.

    • Reply

      Sherrie

      August 21, 2016 at 9:31 PM

      You could possibly half the recipe, but breaking it down any further wouldn’t really be possible. Store the extra serving or two in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

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