Juicing for Colds – Vitamin C boosting juice


It’s that time of the year again in between seasons when everyone around you is sniffing, coughing, spluttering and blowing their nose. I’ve been fighting off a cold for a few weeks now but my body eventually decided to give in. It probably doesn’t help that I suffer from sinusitis meaning that I’m more susceptible to picking up peoples cold germs. If you’ve been following my blog then you’ll know that I’ve discovered the wonders of juicing. I was curious to look for juice recipes for colds and found this one from Reboot with Joe.

The recipe uses oranges, a lemon, carrots, ginger, an orange bell pepper and turmeric. These foods are rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants and cold fighting properties. So off I went to Waitrose with my runny nose to buy the ingredients required for this Vitamin C boosting juice!


Ingredients for Vitamin C boosting juice

  • 2 Oranges
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper
  • 2 Carrots – the original recipe specifies 1 carrot but I decided to use 2 as I do like the taste of carrot juice
  • 1cm piece of Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of Turmeric


Peel the oranges, lemon and carrots. Wash and slice the orange pepper in half, removing the seeds from the pepper. Chop off a 1cm piece of ginger and peel it. Switch on your juicer and add the vegetables and fruit one at a time. Let’s get juiced 😉


Once all the ingredients have all been juiced then stir in the 2 teaspoons of turmeric. I found the quantities used made enough juice to fill a little over a pint glass(568ml). Double the recipe if you’d like to store extra juice in an airtight bottle in the fridge for another glass later in the day.


Enjoy this refreshing Vitamin C boosting juice and hopefully the sniffles will be banished sooner than later!



  1. 13th October 2016 / 2:46 PM

    When it comes to colds it tends to be a bit desperate measures to get rid of them! I hate carrots, but looove citrus, what an interesting combo

    • whatudidntknow
      13th October 2016 / 2:54 PM

      Believe it or not but you actually can’t taste the carrot as orange and lemon are the dominant flavours 🙂 I believe what you eat/drink can help heal your body faster so making this juice was also an experiment for me to see if I would get over my bad cold quicker than what it usually takes 😉

  2. 13th October 2016 / 3:05 PM

    Wow, that makes a colourful drink. Really hope it is helping you shake off that cold quickly.

    • whatudidntknow
      13th October 2016 / 3:21 PM

      It is actually helping thanks 🙂

    • whatudidntknow
      20th October 2016 / 2:14 PM

      Oh no! Hope you don’t have a cold too!

  3. 20th October 2016 / 2:30 PM

    This sounds like a great, natural option. I wonder if it helps in the prevention as well. Hope you get better soon.

    • whatudidntknow
      20th October 2016 / 2:36 PM

      Yes, I’m sure it would help with prevention too as all the ingredients are immune boosting! 🙂

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