Crohn’s/IBS Calming Juice


Monday Soother:

  • 2 pears
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 fennel bulb
  • 4 carrots
  • 1/2 lemon with skin
  • 1 inch ginger
  • a small bunch of mint

I created this recipe in honor of my grumbling stomach on a Monday morning.  It seems that Monday is the hardest on my system due to waking up extra early at 5:20 and rushing around to get to school on time.  I have no trouble on the weekend when I get to wake up slowly and the rest of the week is usually pretty good.  It is a true case of the Mondays’.

Here’s the breakdown:

  1. Pears:  Soothing, anti-inflammatory and a light sweetness to the recipe.
  2. Apple:  Soluble fiber for gentle detox.
  3. Fennel: IBS soother! Cuts down on gas and calms spasms.
  4. Carrot:  Digestive system soother for the gi lining.
  5. Lemon: Anti-inflammatory
  6. Ginger:  IBS soother! Anti-inflammatory
  7. Mint:  IBS soother! Anti-inflammatory, gas reducer.

The taste with this one is a smooth sweetness with the fennel coming through along with the heat of the ginger.  The Heather’s Tummy Tamers that I take here and there are made of fennel, ginger and mint and the drink version of this is pretty darn good.

Image Credit: http://www.bonappetit.com

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