Think juice is just for cooling your body temperature on those stinking humid days that Queensland prides itself on? Think again. A good blend of citrus and ginger of can be quite useful to shoo away sniffles (yep, you can even get 'em in spring time).
Presenting Brisbane's top five delicious, flu-fighting, body-rejuvenating juices, freshly squeezed at market stalls, juice bars and cafes around our health-kickin' city.
THIRST BUSTER: QUEEN STREET MARKETS
For those that drink with their eyes, feast on this bad boy blend of watermelon, pineapple and orange. But really, can you go past that elaborate display of fruit on top of your drink? We think not. This is an instant teleport to your favourite summer spot.
Queen Street Mall, Brisbane (every Wednesday 10am-6pm).
THE QUEENSLANDER: RAW JUICERY
While the above green juice will help you detox, we're after something a little more adventurous: The Queenslander. For those that 'ick' at the though of beetroot, the pineapple and orange complement it so well, you won't be able to taste it (the bright red colour of the aftermath might be a dead giveaway though!).
4/280 Adelaide Street, Brisbane.
THE CLASSIC FRESH OJ: JAMIE'S ESPRESSO
If you feel a bit fancypants trying out all these liquid fruit salads, you can't go wrong with a classic OJ. Watching Jamie do his thing with that old school juicer is totally worth the trip out to New Farm.
49 James Street, New Farm.
FLU BREAKER: QUENCH JUICE BAR
Orange, pineapple and ginger. Goes without saying that this one is great for a sore throat. You can find Quench at the Valley's James Street Markets, the Ferry Road Markets in Southport and Gasworks.
James Street Markets, 22 James Street, Fortitude Valley.
THE TIGER BALM: FAT CARROT
A West End institution. If you feel the flu coming on, give this one a try. Nothing like the pungent ointment you used to smother on toilet seats at school muck-up day, this cold-fighting juice is packed with papaya, orange, lemon, pineapple and mint. Yum!
179 Boundary Street, West End.
Top image: Dollar Photo Club.
Published on July 22, 2015 by Julia Mawande