Hot Juice Recipes to Ward Off Colds

Juice Generation’s founder shares his sore throat fixes

You’re all too familiar with flu-fighting techniques (your latest remedy: hot toddies).

For a more sobering fix, look no further than Eric Helms: The master juicer and author of The Juice Generation knows how to stop colds dead in their tracks. His natural remedies have worked magic for the likes of Michael C. Hall and Laura Linney (staying healthy on Broadway is no joke). Below, he kindly shares his vitamin-, antioxidant-, and spice-packed recipes. Here’s to your health.

Cold Warrior

1 c. freshly steeped green tea
Juice of one medium orange
1-in. piece of fresh ginger root, peeled
1 tbsp. raw agave
Liquid echinacea
Liquid zinc

Brew a cup of green tea and add the juiced orange and ginger root. (If you don’t have a juicer, grate the ginger root with a microplane zester.) Stir in the agave, then add a few drops of echinacea and liquid zinc.

Lemon Lozenge

3 medium apples or apple concentrate
½ medium lemon
1-in. piece of fresh ginger root, peeled
1 tbsp. raw agave
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Juice the apples, lemon, and ginger root (or use apple concentrate, juice of the lemon, and ginger grated with microplane zester). Stir together and heat on stove top. Sweeten with agave and sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

Ginger Fix

2-in. piece of fresh ginger root, peeled
1 c. almond milk
1 tbsp. raw agave
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of cardamom

Juice the ginger root (or grate with microplane zester), then stir together the rest of the ingredients and heat on stove top.

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