The Flu Fighter


Vitamin C is the best known and most readily available flu and cold fighter. All the ingredients are packed with vitamin C; ginger adds a warming effect to our bodies and acts as an anti-inflammatory whilst beetroot provides a source of calcium which is essential in the absorption of vitamin C. The recipe makes about 1 litre so just place in the fridge and enjoy each morning with breakfast!

  • 2 small apples
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large carrot
  • 2 medium sized pre-cooked beetroot
  • 2 inch fresh ginger
  • 250ml water
  1. Cube the beetroot and de-cored apples and place in a blender or large measuring jug*.
  2. Top and tail the carrot and coarsely grate into the jug.
  3. Add in the finely chopped peeled ginger.
  4. Squeeze in the lemon juice, add the water and blend until smooth.
  5. If the mixture is still lumpy, simply add in more water.

*A hand-held blender works perfectly, just requires a little more work!

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