Fibro Fighter Juice
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.
YOU-TUBE VIDEO OF THIS RECIPE.
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.
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I have an auto-immune condition, poly myalgia rheumatica. I have lots of inflammation. I would like to try this juice. Can it be made in a Nutri Bullet? Thx
It sounds like this juice will be a good one for you. You should be able to do this in the Nutri-bullet I would just change the portion size of the carrots and sweet potato to maybe half and then up the oranges so that it doesn’t become super dense and hard to drink. You might want to hand squeeze the juice and then add that with the rest of the ingredients for better texture. Hope that helps!
Have you ever tried cherries? Just plain old cherries (I even get the frozen ones during the winter) blended in the blender with some water do an amazing job of handling pain.
Yes I love cherries AND berries great anti inflammatory foods! I’ll have to try them as you suggest, just blended with water.Thanks for sharing!
Buonissimo!!! Bellissimo anche il video!! Continua cosí! Sei una forza!!!
Grazie cara aprezzo tutto il tuo supporto!
I don’t have a juicer, only a Nutri-Ninja, so will try this in the blender. What do you think about using using organic carrot juice from Odwalla or Bolthouse? Also how many ounces of juice if I’m not using the 7 carrots?
Hi Toya, that’s a good question. The juice for the carrots I’d say would be about 8-10 ounces and from there you could adjust according to taste if you want more. As for what kind of juice it depends on if you’re looking to keep it raw/unpasteurized to get the most nutrients or not. I believe Trader Joe’s (if you have one near) has an unpasteurized fresh carrot juice at a decent price, WholeFoods I’m sure has juice too just a bit more pricey. The main thing you want to look for, especially if it’s not raw, is at the ingredients listed. It should be just carrots no added unwanted ingredients like sugar or coloring, preservatives, etc. Hope that helps!
I’m extremely new to this. How many cups of this particular recipe do you recommend per day, and how long will it last in the refrigerator?
Hi Kelly,great question! It’s totally up to you. I personally drink the whole thing for breakfast. But, if you prefer you can have a cup or two at a time. As long as you keep it stored in a glass jar it’ll last a day or two. If you have a masticator juicer (slow juicer), it’ll last up to three days. I try to drink it within a day to get the most nutrients from it. While this juice is a staple for me I don’t drink it every day. I make sure to get a wide variety of fruits and veggies in my diet through different juices, smoothies and in my meals. This juice is just one way to get lots of potent fibro fighter nutrients into my body.I encourage you to sign up for my newsletters also so you can receive my free ebook to give you more tips and ideas in going raw. Wish you the best!
Great info. Need help with chronic fibromyalgia.
Glad you enjoyed it Cheryl! If there’s anything I can help you with please let me know, as a fellow fibro fighter I know how awful chronic pain is. I offer free initial consultations so if you’d like to set up a time to talk over the phone and ask me any questions you have you can email me at email@example.com. Also if you haven’t already I invite you to sign up for my newsletter so you can get a free copy of my ebook Glow Raw For a Day which gives you all the tools you’ll need to go raw for a day and get a taste of how good it can feel! It’s a good start. I send you lots of love and gentle hugs.
I am reading a lot of information on juicing to help fibromylgia ,I suffer with this condition very badly..if I go on this diet does this mean I stop my normal meals all together and just drink the juice 3 times a day ?? Please help….
That’s a good question. Juicing can be a great addition to ones diet because you’re able to get a high concentration of nutrients from fruits and vegetables that you may not normally eat in a day. With this recipe I’m not advocating a juice diet by any means but rather encouraging more fruits and vegetables into ones diet, especially in their natural raw form to get the highest nutritional benefit.
I personally have been free of fibromyalgia symptoms four years thanks to a raw food diet which did include some juice. The recipes I share here on my blog are what I include in my diet, so if you have a look at them you can get a better idea of what I eat. I do offer free initial consultations to answer any questions you have and to explain my program that I offer in helping one to transition to a plant-based diet. If you’d like to make a appointment with me I’d be happy to talk more in detail with you. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set up a time.
I am an avid juicer and have a friend with fibro who has shown some interest in juicing as well. I am going to show her this recipe 🙂 thanks for sharing it.
That’s awesome to hear James thanks for sharing the healing message! Nutrition plays a such huge role in fibromyalgia so it can only help! My blog in general is geared for those dealing with fibromyalgia so I have many other recipes here that they can enjoy as well. Wish your friend the best!
I am a fibro sufferer for many years and find juicing really helpful. When I have flare ups I purely juice without food until the pain goes. I use all organic vegetables and fruits with lots of ginger and adding turmeric at the end. I have never used sweet potato in my juices but I might give it a try to see what its like, you never know until you try! Thank you for the idea.
HI Christine, that’s great to hear that you’re able to control your pain so well with juicing, a true testimant of how food is medicine! Juicing is an an wonderful way to really nourish the body with nutrient dense foods. Ginger and turmeric are my staples in just about everything! Thanks for sharing with us what helps you it’ll no doubt be very useful for others here too! Wish you the best in your healing journey Xo.