Sunshine Elixir

sunshine elixir

E-lix-ir: a magical or medicinal potion

Guys, this juice, err I mean elixir, will surely put a spell on you this fall. It’s a great way to start your day, and you’ll be feeling so great, you’ll be wanting this again and again. It’s literally like the autumn sunshine in a glass. This juice is sweet, but not too sweet, and has some great health benefits as we amp up our immune systems to get ready for the colder months ahead.

sunshine elixir

Carrot

  • one of the highest contributors of vitamin A
  • provide ample amounts of vitamins C, D, E and K, as well as many minerals such as magnesium, potassium and calcium
  • highly nutritious and cleansing due to their high fiber content
  • protects eye health
  • high source of antioxidants
  • decrease risk for heart disease and stroke
  • helps protect against cancer
  • helps maintain oral health
  • boosts skin health and wound healing
  • protects brain health and cognitive function

Apple

  • extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber
  • may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease
  • improve neurological health
  • help prevent dementia
  • lowers LDL (the bad cholesterol)

Lemon

  • aids in digestion
  • detoxification properties
  • high in vitamin c
  • rejuvenates skin
  • helps the body fight free radicals
  • helps shed pounds
  • boosts energy + mood

Cucumber

  • helps you stay hydrated
  • lower blood pressure and support heart health
  • contains an anti-inflammatory that can help protect your brain from neurological disorders
  • protect the skin from aging and act as an anti-wrinkle agent
  • reduce the risk of cancer by acting as an anti-inflammatory
  • help relieve pain
  •  reduce bad breath
  • a good source of vitamin K helping to protect your bones
  • help with constipation
  • low in calories

sunshine elixir

Turmeric

Turmeric has been shown to:

  • reduce + control inflammation
  • have antioxidant properties to help treat certain skin conditions
  • have pain reducing characteristics, and paired with its anti-inflammatory characteristics can be beneficial in arthritis management
  • help treat cancer natually
  • reverse issues caused by diabetes, such as insulin resistance and hyperglycemia
  • help to promote weight loss naturally
  • help conditions such as IBS, ulcerative colitis, and other GI diseases

Cinnamon

This popular spice/herb has been used around the world for thousands of years. Cinnamon is always a front runner when it comes to taste, but did you know it’s also a front runner for its antioxidant properties?! That’s right… those cinnamon rolls aren’t that bad for you after all…

Cinnamon:

  • is an anti-inflammatory
  • reduces risk factors of heart disease (high blood pressure + cholesterol + high triglycerides)
  • fights diabetes
  • fights against cognitive decline + protects brain function
  • may help lower cancer risk
  • fights ear infections and viruses
  • protects dental health and freshens breath naturally
  • can help prevent/cure candida (a yeast overgrowth in your digestive tract)
  • aids in skin health
  • helps fight allergies

Ginger

  • has anti-blood-clotting ability, and can be a powerful mainstay against heart attacks and stroke
  • ginger has been used for thousands of years as an effective digestive aid and natural remedy for nausea
  • it helps promote regular digestion and metabolism of your food
  • ability to boost the immune system
  • can improve breathing
  • anti-fungal
  • six to eight times more potent than Prevacid, the drug of choice, to treat GERD or acid reflux!
  • reduces pain
  • fights cancer
  • can prevent + reverse diabetes
  • lower LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol)
  • reduces arthritis pain

If that doesn’t convince you to go make some….

Autumn Sunshine Elixir

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Servings: 1 Juice
Prep time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 cucumber (peeled)
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 apples
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch or two ginger

Instructions

  1. Juice all ingredients in your juicer and strain (depending on your preference for a little pulp). Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days, but best consumed fresh

Health information derived in part from Dr. Axe  , Huff Post and Medical News Today

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