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Boost Your Immune with Dr. Úr!

Lately, I look at fruit and vegetables with brand new eyes and a completely new way of thinking.  The “Juice It!” concept inspired me to buy a juicer with a magical pulp action. Super impressive and so is our feature recipe.

I first drank this refreshing immune-boosting juice at a juice bar in Szeged, Hungary. And I’ve been back for many more. In fact, I would pop in and even order a takeaway while I run around in the summer heat between language class and home, and whatever comes in between.

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The first time I tasted this freshly made juice, I immediately wanted more. It’s super tasty. I’ve put together the recipe from many attempts trying to perfect it to the original taste. And so I’ve also discovered that if you don’t like the taste of ginger, you can simply reduce the quantity and perhaps add a bit more of one of the other ingredients you do like! A very flexible recipe!

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 15 mins

TOTAL TIME: 20 mins

COURSE: Breakfast, Drinks

CUISINE: Mediterranean

SERVINGS: 2 persons

CALORIES: 280 kcal

EQUIPMENT: You need a juicer with a pulp option because you only want the juice, not the pulp.

Ingredients

  • 4 Large carrots
  • ½ Lemon
  • ½ Fresh ginger
  • 60 cm Celery
  • 4 Large apples

How to make Dr. Úr's immune booster

  1. Once rinsed, you don’t have to peel any of the ingredients. I use them as is.
  2. Cut them to size to fit your juicer, and feed them all into the juicer in no particular order.
  3. Remove the container with the juice and stir once or twice to make sure all the different juices from the ingredients come together.

Health benefits

  • Carrots: A reliable source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants; weight-loss-friendly; lower cholesterol levels; improve eye health.
  • Lemons: High in vitamin C & soluble fiber; weight-loss-friendly; reduce risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues, and cancer.
  • Ginger Root: Anti-inflammatory, improves heart health, eases nausea and motion sickness, helps expel free radicals from the body, and lowers cholesterol.
  • Celery: Vitamins A, K, and C; Potassium and folate minerals; low in sodium. Low glycemic index (slow, steady effect on blood sugar).
  • Red Apples: Provide heart-health and cholesterol-lowering benefits; Nearly 5 times more anthocyanins as Granny Smiths (green apples) & slightly more fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, & vitamin K; vitamin A (slightly less than green apples).

Fun facts about lemons, juice, & juice bars

  • Lemonade was the very first juice to be produced regularly, and it originated in Italy during the 16th-century.
  • That said, there is evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls that the Essenes tribe in Israel mashed figs and pomegranate. They believed that the juice thereof gave them strength – and so it does today!
  • The first juice bar was opened in the 1970s in California by Dave Otto. He was very clever in choosing a location between two gyms!

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