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Sammy’s Anti Viral Lemon Aid

  • Author: Samantha Gowing
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 litre aprox. 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


You’ll need a high-speed blender for this recipe – a Vitamix is ideal.


Units Scale

2 organic lemons, quartered, skin on, pith on
2 awesome organic apples, quartered, pips n bits n all!
750ml coconut water, preferably out of a young, fresh Thai coconut
4 cloves garlic, or 2 cloves Russian garlic, peeled
2cm piece ginger, skin on, organic
2cm piece turmeric, skin on, organic
1/2 bunch of mint, roughly chopped
1/4 cup sunflower sprouts
1 tablespoon organic raw honey
1 heaped teaspoon organic coconut oil
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
Pinch good salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a very robust, high speed blender.
  2. Process on high speed until ultra smooth or creamy and serve immediately.


Seeking immunity?

Here’s what to do with a pesky cold or flu.

  1. Go home.  Rest. Sleep! Put your feet up, you’re worth it!
  2. Drink lots of fluids – coconut water, herbal tea, bone broth, lemon and hot water
  3. Avoid sugar – in all forms, dried fruit, cane sugar, maple, agave – and avoid the grog
  4. Supplement with Vitamin C, Echinacea and Zinc.
    Continue for up to 5 days after the symptoms resolve
  5. Get on that ginger and/or turmeric train
  6. Sweat it out

Prevention is better than cure.

How long does it take to produce an antibody?

Antibody production enhances immunity when next in contact with that infection.
It takes 5 days to produce an antibody to an infection.
To prevent colds or flu in the first place look after your immunity

  1. Eat breakfast
  2. Exercise moderately
  3. REST!
  4. Manage your stress, and look after yourself in times of greater stress
  5. Enjoy your hobbies and pastimes
  6. Work moderate hours
  7. Cultivate a positive mental attitude
  8. Eat a well balanced diet with immune enhancing foods such as garlic, vegetables and fruit
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Immunity
  • Cuisine: Food as medicine

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