This juice is one of my all time favorites. I discovered it at a breakfast place called Satsuma in New Orleans last year and instantly knew that I had to recreate something similar at home.

So, I came up with my own version of it and have been drinking it ever since. One glass of this grapefruit, orange, fennel, lemon, grape, and apple concoction and you’ll be hooked! Its refreshingly light and delicious. Its also chock-full of vitamins!

Fennel Immune Booster | Perchance to Cook, www.perchancetocook.comNow, this is not the prettiest juice, but man is it incredible!

There really is nothing that tastes quite like it. Don’t be afraid of the fennel/anise…you’d think it would make the drink have a licorice flavor, but it doesn’t.

Also, don’t be afraid if you drink it in 30 seconds… it just disappears so quickly! Especially with a straw. Which is great considering how many fruits/veggies are inside!

I’m glad to be posting a juice recipe on this blog. Especially because its something that has been such a big part of my life for so long.

I started juicing in 2009 as a way to get more servings of vegetables, but I didn’t really know what I was doing.

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Then I read the Juiceman’s Power of Juicing and that transformed my life.

It’s still my favorite juicing book because the recipes are realistic (you don’t have to run to the store to buy a powder that you’ve never heard of) and the information on fruit/veggie combinations is important (the combinations do matter).

I just learned so much from it. For example, after cutting open a fruit or vegetable and/or juicing them, the nutrients of the fruits and vegetables instantly begin to lose their power so you shouldn’t wait more than 10 minutes to drink it. Good to know!

I have tried pretty much all of his recipes and spent a good year being really adamant about having a different juice every time that I made it. Fast-forward to now, and I stick to my five favorite recipes.

I juice 4-5 times a week and alternate between those five. I sometimes change things up and throw in extra berries or carrots lying around. For this Fennel Immune Booster, for instance, I add carrots to it about every other time that I make it.

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If you get the chance, try both versions of the Fennel Immune Booster– with and without carrots.

Both are delicious and both make you feel fantastic!

Carrots are so good for you that I try to eat them as much as possible, so this is a great way to incorporate them into your diet.

This makes 32 ounces of juice— the perfect amount for two large glasses!

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Immune Booster

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 small fennel, (anise) or 1/2 of a large one
  • 1 cup purple grapes, (about 12 large grapes)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 small apple, or 1/2 large apple
  • 1 grapefruit
  • sliver of a lemon, - about 1/5 of a lemon (with peel)


  • Rinse all of the vegetables with water and dry off.
  • Chop the fennel into pieces.
  • Cut the grapes off the vine in such a way that it fits into the juicer. Leaving the vine is fine since the juicer separates it.
  • Remove the peel from the orange and grapefruit and slice into pieces.
  • Cut a sliver of lemon and leave the peel.
  • Put all of the cut up fruit into a juicer.
  • Makes 32 ounces of juice.