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I have been on Ibiza before. But never in winter. Winter time here is special. The energy on the island is much softer and mellow and there aren’t as many tourists as in the warmer months. I can see why it is the favorite time of year of the Ibicencos. It is nice being here now. However there is one tieny tiny “but”…… As it so happens in winter, it’s cold…
Cold and Ibiza in one sentence seem as foreign to me as Ayurveda and pop soda. Of course it is not as cold as back home in Amsterdam, where the temperature often drops below zero in february. And there still is plenty of sunshine every other day. But it has still been cold enough to catch a cold. Which, very unfortunately, I did.
So as always I turned to Ayurvedic wisdom to help me beat the shivering, sneezing and coughing and am sharing a wonderful juice with you today that will have you saying bye bye flu in no time! It’s simple, it’s straight forward, it’s easy and, most importantly, it works.
Added benefit is that this juice is a very cleansing one. And as spring is almost upon us it’s a great time to start preparing for your spring cleanse. All you need is a good handful of carrots, some crispy green apples, a piece of fresh ginger and fresh turmeric root. These days fresh turmeric is easy to find in health food stores. But if yours doesn’t carry it you can also substitute with about 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder per person.
This juice is especially good for Kapha as it is light, refreshing and energizing. But it will work for any sniffy snuffy body type. For best results you do need a juicer. If you don’t have one you could buy organic carrot and apple juice but it won’t be as delicous and energizing as the real thing.
Bye bye flu juice
For one big glass
- 350 grams organic carrot
- 1 big or 2 smaller green apples
- 1 thumb sized piece of ginger
- 1/2 thumb sized piece of fresh turmeric or 1/2 teaspoon of powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Pour the carrot, apple, ginger and turmeric through the juicer and catch the juice in a jug. Skim off the scum that forms on the top of the juice and discard it. Mix in the cinnamon powder and pour in a tall glass.
Bye bye flu juice
Voor 1 groot glas
- 350 gram biologische wortel
- 1 grote of 2 kleinere groene appels
- 1 duimgroot stuk verse gember
- 1/2 duimgroot stuk verse kurkuma of 1/2 theelepel poeder
- 1/4 theelepel kaneelpoeder
Juice de wortel, appel, gember en kurkuma en vang het sap in een karafje. Schep het schuim van de bovenkant van het sap af en gooi dat weg. Meng nu het kaneelpoeder door het sap en schenk in een hoog glas.