This fibro fighter juice is sweet, tangy and creamy. It tastes like a carrot ginger lemonade. It’s made with powerful anti-inflammatory, detoxifying foods and that’s why this juice is a staple for me….not to mention I just love the taste! If you are suffering with fibromyalgia, chronic pain or any inflammatory conditions this juice is for you. Even if you’re not…this juice is for you! It has so many amazing nutritional benefits, (which I’ll share in just a sec), that you’ll want to benefit from. Plus, as I mentioned…it just tastes so good!
I have had fibromyalgia since I was a teenager. In the last few years though, with the help of the raw food lifestyle I’ve been able to pretty much keep my fibro flare-ups under control. But, several months back I had a back and neck injury at my nursing job and have had to take it really easy. It’s been a painful several months. Needless to say I’ve been the anti-inflammatory juicing queen during this time, flooding my body with these medicinal nutrients to try to heal as quickly as I can.
Health Benefits of Ingredients Used
I used sweet potato in this juice recipe. Many people are surprised when they hear that it can be juiced. It most definitely can be and not only does it add sweetness, but it gives a nice creamy texture to the juice which I really love. Sweet potatoes are full of calcium, fiber and anti-inflammatory nutrients and antioxidants to help with inflammation. This is a great fibro fighter food! Oh and by the way make sure to buy them organic because the skin contains so may nutrients so you want to leave that on when juicing it.
Ginger is another one of my faves. If you haven’t noticed I use it anywhere I can. Studies have shown that patients who had rheumatoid and osteoarthritis and were consuming ginger regularly were improving their mobility and pain levels. It’s comparable to NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Ibuprofen, with out the toxic side effects. Ginger is also an anti-nausea, helps soothe an aching stomach and improve overall digestive health. This is definitely a staple in my fibro-fighter kitchen!
Turmeric is a very healing food that you should totally be including in your diet. It’s anti-inflammatory effects are comparable to that of potent drugs and pain relievers of course without the side effects. It’s also a very potent anticancer food.
Carrots, like most orange-colored veggies, are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, both of which help fight inflammation.
Below is a link for my You-Tube video for this recipe…oh and you’ll meet me husband in it too 🙂 ! So be sure to check it out! My goal is to have a video for you for each recipe. Please be patient with the quality of videos I’m so not technologically inclined so I’m learning as I go. Since I’m still taking it slow until my back completely recovers I don’t know how soon I’ll be getting those out regularly but stay tuned it’s coming!
Serves 4 cups/ 32 ounces
4-5 juicy oranges, peeled
1 lemon, peeled
1 organic sweet potato, chopped
2 inch chunk ginger
1 inch chunk turmeric root (or 1/4 tsp turmeric powder)
Put all the above ingredients through a juicer, pour juice into a large glass and feel healing power goin on!
NOTE: I left the skin on the sweet potato because it’s organic. Just make sure to wash or scrub it well.
Please NOTE: This post is not intending that THIS particular juice on its own cures or heals fibromyalgia. Nor is it encouraging a juice only diet. It is to encourage you to increase your daily intake of fruits and vegetables into you diet. Fresh juice is just one way to get a large amount of health building nutrients into your body.