Juicing with Garlic: The Power of the Clove (Recipes Included!)

Sniffle, sniffle. Cough, cough. It’s that time of year again. The common cold is starting to make its rounds, so we’re busting out the garlic.

Garlic is a superfood that retains its nutritional benefits even while cooking. But like all other produce, consuming garlic in its raw form can be a hugely beneficial for your body. So let’s juice with it!

Garlic juice, seriously?

Garlic is a natural source of 12 antioxidants, vitamins A, B-complex and C, and is a good source of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and copper. Remember that calcium and magnesium taken with iron, in addition to a potassium boost, can be a natural sleep aide.

It also contains amino acids, improves your immune system and is high in sulfur, which is excellent for your skin.

What makes garlic so special though is its anti-microbial abilities in fighting off bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and intestinal parasites. This means garlic is a natural antibiotic! (Raise your hand if you’re like me and are tired of taking pills! Blech!)

One garlic clove is enough to experience all of its goodness. You don’t want to over-do it, because to much of a good thing is a bad thing. So stick to no more than 2 cloves a day.

Consuming garlic can:

  • Lower your cholesterol
  • Regulate your blood pressure
  • Clear up skin problems
  • Help prevent certain cancers, especially colon and stomach cancer
  • Lower blood sugar levels for diabetics
  • Relive gas pains
  • Clear up fungal infections, like athletes foot or ear infections
  • Aide in the cure of the common cold
  • Expel phlegm
  • And more!

Juicing Recipes with Garlic!

Garlic Apple Juice

  • 1 clove fresh garlic – peeled and washed
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 bell pepper (I prefer yellow or orange)

Remove the stems and seeds off of the apples and peppers. Juice the garlic first and then process the apples and bell peppers. Enjoy!

Zangy Garlic Juice

  • 1 clove fresh garlic – peeled and washed
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • 1 celery stalk

Remove the top from the carrots and the stem and seeds from your apple. Juice your garlic first, then your remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

Garlic Vegetable Juice

  • 1 clove fresh garlic – peeled and washed
  • 5 carrots
  • 1 large tree broccoli
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 large bunch kale

Remove the tops from the carrots. Juice your garlic first and then process the remaining ingredients. Enjoy!

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  • http://bestforjuicing.com/ Denise Jones

    I recommend juicing with garlic especially during cold and flu season. I have watched friends and colleagues go down with colds and flu this year and yet I have been unaffected (despite being around them). It really is powerful stuff. I just put a single clove in my juice and that seems to be enough. It might stink but i’d much rather put up with the smell than be sick for weeks!

    • Andrew

      Agreed :)