It was looking like the Great Flu of 2012/13 was going to pass us by. The germaphobe in me had been taking all precautions ... after school the boys were herded upstairs for nasal rinses, doses of elderberry syrup were being doled out—as was the ever-constant reminder to "GET YOUR FINGERS OUT OF YOUR NOSE!!"
Despite my efforts, the flu—or whatever bug it was—hit me and the boys this past week. One at a time we dropped like flies—but thankfully made speedy recoveries.
This morning my husband woke up with it, and that's when I remembered one more line of defense I wanted to try in hopes of shortening his bout with it.
"Let's do shots!" I said.
There is a little juice bar I duck into on occasion for one of their Wellness Shots. I was hooked the first time I threw one back with Jay, the owner. Into the juicer went celery, green apple, ginger, and lemon. Sprinkled on top—yeah baby—three shakes of cayenne pepper.
Thankfully I have a husband who is open to natural and alternative remedies—that and when you're feeling crummy you'll try just about anything. He was game.
Three shots later he's asleep on the couch.
Did the shots help? Who knows. Were they fun to do? As good as clean fun gets.
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Wellness Juice Shot Recipe
3 stalks CELERY
1 Granny Smith APPLE
1 LEMON, slice off peel but leave on pith (white part)
2-inch piece fresh GINGER ROOT
Juice in juicer. Top each shot with a few dashes of cayenne pepper. Makes approx 1.5 cups.
Organic produce is preferable. If not organic, peel the apple.
Other Immune-Boosting Goodies
Spicy Vegetable Juice from Lexie's Kitchen
Snow Cones for Hot Heads from Lexie's Kitchen
Green Flu Fighter Juice from Daily Bites
Cultured Veggies from Diet Dessert and Dogs
Hydro Sock Therapy from Gluten-Free Doctor
Olena (Tumeric) Hummus from Lexie's Kitchen