two glasses of anti inflammation green juice on a white table
July 15, 2021

Robin Frey

Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe

Inflammation is a menace.

Research has shown that chronic inflammation can lead to a  number of diseases and health conditions. It is associated with heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, bowel diseases (like Crone’s) and much more.

Luckily, there’s a way you can fight back. We have learned that an anti-inflammatory diet is one of the best ways to fight off inflammation for good.

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Over five years ago, I was diagnosed with a joint disorder that is a type of degenerative arthritis and was told the only way I could get relief from the pain is to have surgery. Not wanting to go that route, I started researching how to heal naturally with diet.

For the last two years, I have been drinking my anti-inflammatory shot recipe every morning (pineapple, green apple, lemon and ginger) and my joint pain is virtually non existent.  I know it works, because if I skip more than a day, the pain comes back.

I asked expert chef Ari Sexner to come up  with a powerful anti-inflammatory green juice recipe based on my shot recipe. He explains how he did it:

“For this blend, our focus was to take Robin’s daily inflammation fighter shot recipe (pineapple, green apple, ginger and lemon) and adjust it to become more of a juice rather than a shot.

To do this we adjusted the ratios of sweetness from the green apple and pineapple, and used cucumber and celery to tone down and balance out the flavor. Then we added spinach to make it slightly more vibrant green, and kept a touch of lemon to keep it green though its shelf life.”

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Why We Love This Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe

This fresh juice recipe (obviously) reduces inflammation, but guess what? It tastes amazing too. 

Chef Ari did a great job choosing natural anti-inflammatory foods that work well together when juiced. The result is a crisp juice with an almost-addicting blend of sweet fruits and tasty veggies.

ingredients

The many health benefits of this gluten-free juice include:

  • Reduces inflammation (obviously). Every ingredient has anti-inflammatory properties. 
  • Rich in antioxidants. Every ingredient also has different antioxidants (like potassium) that your body needs.
  • Supports immune system health. There is a ton of immune-boosting vitamin C in this anti-inflammatory drink.
  • High in vitamins and minerals. These include vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin B9-Folate and beta-carotene.
  • Can lower blood pressure and sugar. Apples are great for this.
  • Assists with weight loss goals. Most juice recipes are good for weight loss, and this one is no exception.
  • Good for detox. Ginger and lemon are detoxing staples.
  • High in bromelain. Pineapple is super rich in this protein-digesting enzyme that can help reduce inflammation.

All that in one glass. Great deal, right?

What Foods Reduce Inflammation?

Here is a nice list of anti-inflammatory foods (including links to relevant juicer recipes, when available):

Inflammatory Foods to Avoid

Here is a quick list of common foods that cause inflammation:

  • Fried foods
  • Sodas
  • Refined carbs
  • Lard
  • Processed meats

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Comments

Aaron Melgoza

Great green! Appreciate the info

Dec 10, 2022
Leslie

Just made mine and it tastes delicious! I look forward to making this a part of my daily morning routine and seeing how it benefits. Thank you!

Dec 7, 2022
Robin Frey

Awesome! You're so welcome 😄

Dec 7, 2022
Deanie

Is there anything that the pineapple can be subbed with for people with acid reflux? I am looking for natural arthritis pain relief since I can’t take anti inflammatory medications due to the avid reflux.

Nov 22, 2022
Robin Frey

Hi Deanie, Pineapple contains bromelain which is one of the key factors in making this juice a successful inflammation fighter. Bromelain also has an alkalizing effect when you digest it, and helps to control the levels of hydrochloric acid in your stomach. I would recommend trying this recipe as is to see if it calms your acid reflux or is a trigger. Everyone reacts a little differently and the key is to find what works for you personally.

Nov 22, 2022
Rosi

The flavor is light and very pleasant. Perfect for beginner taste buds! Will make it again. I didn't have spinach, so substituted with kale. Great recipe

Nov 5, 2022
Robin Frey

Glad you like it Rosi!

Nov 5, 2022
Mosham Ndanu

Thank you

Sep 7, 2022
Robin Frey

You're so welcome!

Sep 7, 2022
Stella

I just put all the ingredients in my ninja, it came out thick. Maybe I overloaded? Do you use any liquid?

Aug 29, 2022
Robin Frey

Hi Stella, This recipe is formulated to be made with a juice press or juice extractor, so if you are trying to blend it, it will be too thick. I would recommend getting a juicer for the juice recipes. If you want blender recipes, check out our smoothie recipes here: https://www.goodnature.com/recipes/?recipe_tags=smoothies

Aug 29, 2022
Kit

I made this for my friend who's dealing with some serious medical issues right now and trying to find a more natural treatment rather than the drugs all the Dr's are pushing. She actually really likes this one! We use a blender though instead of a juicer ..... so I have 2 questions. 1. Is it normal for her to pee a yellow/green color? 2. Should we bag the ingredients fresh and blend / serve daily so they stay fresher longer or blend all at once and put into jars?

May 31, 2022
Robin Frey

Hi Kit, Glad to hear your friend likes the juice! I have not found that drinking this juice causes urine to be yellow-green. There are quite a few factors that can turn urine to appear neon yellow to green, including taking B-vitamins, dye used in some medications, dye used in medical tests performed on kidneys or bladder, and some bacterial infections can even cause the color change. If you are blending the ingredients, I would recommend drinking immediately. When you blend, you are introducing heat from friction which degrades the vitamins and nutrients, and storing it will make it deplete even faster. I would recommend getting a juicer, even if it is a centrifugal juicer, it will be better than blending the ingredients. Learn more about the types of juicers here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/types-of-juicers/

Jun 1, 2022
Charlie t

Absolutely delicious!! May try subbing turmeric root for ginger next time if you think that's a good idea? Take care!!

May 7, 2022
Robin Frey

Glad you like it! You could try subbing turmeric root, not sure how appealing the color will be though...

May 9, 2022
Margaret

Thanks. You got right to the point. You didn't tease me into watching a video 5 stars

May 5, 2022
Sree

Very helpful ! Thank you for sharing. I am planning to start this the first thing in the morning. I have been suffering from cervical nerve pinch. Hope it will help me manage the pain.

May 2, 2022
Sue

Have just started this 4 days, I actually feel some relief already, I have degeneration In my hip/ back

Apr 16, 2022
Robin Frey

That’s great Sue! Thanks for sharing!

Apr 16, 2022
Knate Henkel

This looks like a great recipe, I can't wait to try it! I'm curious how did you calculate the calorie count?

Mar 31, 2022
Robin Frey

Hi Knate, Our on-staff chef, Ari, uses a subscription based database that calculates nutrition facts for juice.

Mar 31, 2022
Emily

Thank you

Mar 9, 2022
Ana

Can I make this juice in a blender? Or does it have to be in a juicer?

Mar 7, 2022
Robin Frey

Hi Ana, This recipe was formulated for making it using a juicer. However, I have heard of people using a blender and then squeezing the pulp through a cheesecloth or nut milk bag!

Mar 7, 2022
Grace Torre

Thank you for posting this recipe and all the information around it - what great stuff to read - especially sharing that you suffer joint inflammation and this works for your body!

Feb 3, 2022
Robin Frey

Thanks Grace! Glad you found it helpful, happy to be able to share what works for me!

Feb 3, 2022
Pat Mendibles

Great read, great taste!

Feb 2, 2022
Robin Frey

Thanks Pat! Glad you enjoyed 😄

Feb 2, 2022
Mark

Enjoyed the read, thank you!

Jan 27, 2022
Robin Frey

Glad you enjoyed it Mark!

Jan 27, 2022
Marjorie

Love this! For some reason I have never used green apples in juicing but this works. I am lazy and don’t measure anything but it is still perfect. Looking forward to trying other recipes.

Dec 29, 2021
Robin Frey

Awesome, glad you loved it Marjorie!

Dec 29, 2021
Angela Rodriguez
Dec 18, 2021
Edith Hymes

I haven’t tried it yet but I’m looking forward.

Nov 23, 2021
Jason Cluff

Can this juice be stored in the fridge and for how long?

Oct 28, 2021
Robin Frey

Hi Jason, If you are using a Goodnature juicer, this juice will last about 5 days in the refrigerator. There are a lot of factors that will determine how long a juice will last, like the type of juicer used (method of extraction), how fresh your produce is, etc. You can read more about that here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/understanding-shelf-life-of-cold-pressed-juice/

Oct 28, 2021
Kathleen

Delicious and sooo healthy!!

Sep 22, 2021
Robin Frey

Thank you Kathleen!! Glad you liked it 😄

Sep 22, 2021
Nita

Love, LOVE this Anti-Inflammatory Juice. This recipe motivated me (along with the coaching by a good friend) and got me interested in juicing. Mega Thank You!

Aug 22, 2021
Robin Frey

That’s great Nita, 😄 you’re so welcome!

Aug 22, 2021
Raquel Bernal
Aug 12, 2021
Jennine

I love my morning smoothie. Going to try this recipe now!

Aug 9, 2021
Robin Frey

Awesome! Let us know how you like it. What is in your morning smoothie?

Aug 9, 2021
KELSEY Elizabeth PARKER
Jul 20, 2021
Lucille M Barone

great article!!! Thanks Robin!!

Jul 17, 2021