After a week full of beets, carrots, apples and ginger, this weekend starts with the Lemon Ginger Blast variation on a Dan McDonald recipe. This mixture is so packed with chlorophyll and ingredients to detox!! This mix is not really for the first time juicer who has not developed a pallet for juicing. I try to sweeten this up with apples and a whole lemon with skin. The whole lemon is essential to bring all of this green together. This recipe is a mind defogger, a gut healer, a harmful bacteria destroyer and above all a Crohn’s Disease eradicator!!
Ultimate Lemon Ginger Blast v2
- 1 full lemon with skin
- 1 inch ginger
- Handful of Dill
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 bulb of fennel
- 2-3 celery stalks
- 1 Bell pepper
- 1 medium apple
I know this is a ton of ingredients and it proves why juicing is awesome as you would never eat all of this in one 15 min period of time!! Try this recipe once and if you are worried about flavor, add red grapes into this to totally sweeten and cover any bitter flavors:)
This recipe below focuses on healing of the gut lining, correcting the imbalance of bacteria and reducing inflammation. After making the juice, see the cool tip at the bottom to chill the juice down without watering it down.
- Pear – Colon health, anti-inflammatory, immune booster
- Carrot – Alkaline, anti-inflammatory, immune booster, ulcer healer, intestinal soother
- Beet – Alkaline, Cancer fighter, blood cleanser, detox, ulcer healer
- Purple Cabbage – Cancer fighter, Ulcer Healer, immune booster,
- Fennel – Cancer fighter, gas and diarrhea fighter, indigestion
- Ginger – Flatulence, Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-parasitic
- Lemon with skin – Alkaline, digestion, anti-inflammatory
- 2-3 coconut water ice cubes – Immune booster, hydrating, detox, alkaline
Cool Tip: I thought about this idea today and I am sure others have figured this one out before. I love to add coconut water to my juice to both smooth it out and cool it down. I thought why not just pour the coconut water directly into an ice cube tray. It will add a bit of extra sweetness to your juice to cover possible bitterness and cool the juice down without watering it down. Coconut water also has electrolytes and works better than Gatorade to provide hydration to the body.
Now that I have made it clear that Crohn’s is due to the start of a severe bacteria imbalance caused by processed food and chemicals, Let’s create juice recipes to specifically target yeast, fungi, bacteria and parasite overgrowth. By restoring the balance, your immune system begins to behave as it should and inflammation decreases. It sure makes a lot of sense when you really think about it. This is why fecal transplants, short term antibiotics/antifungals and probiotics are successful.
All green is all good! (Chlorophyll)
- Bell Pepper
- Lemon with skin
- Lemon with skin
- Cabbage – Red
- Lemon with skin
I hope you really think about and research how to bring yourself back to the correct balance. I am telling you that is a major key!
My original goal for juicing was to heal my body of Crohn’s and get off of all medication and I have accomplished that. Why not stop the daily juicing habit then?
Just in the past few days I have heard of so many different individuals with various forms of cancer or disease that it really has inspired me to write this post. With each story that I hear it only fuels my desire to juice fresh fruits, vegetable and herbs every day forward. It has now become my preventative for other problems that come along the way and I’m not stopping!!.
Here are the benefits of daily juicing that I have learned about so far that can actually prevent major deadly health problems years into the future.
- Juicing is a diuretic and cleanses your kidneys almost instantly.
- Juicing cleanses the blood of toxins that lead to cancer
- Juicing seeks out and destroys cancer cells as they begin to form
- Juicing calms inflammation that leads to countless disease
- Juicing regulates the blood sugar
- Juicing cleanses your digestive system and boosts your immune system
- Juicing gives you energy and reduces stress – having the energy to exercise
- Juicing removes the urge to eat horrible food because your body just does not crave it.
- Juicing neutralizes acid in your system that leads to disease
- Juicing contains chlorophyll that destroys yeast, bacteria and parasites
- Juicing cleanses your lymphatic system decreasing cancer risk
- Juicing cleanses all major organs as it goes into your blood stream immediately
There are many more reasons, but if you think I am crazy please just take 10 minutes to google the benefits of juicing and you will see the above and many more on every site.
It is the one easy habit to mix into your day that could prevent something very serious down the road. If I would have known about this 10 years ago, I would not have had Crohn’s and this website would not exist.
Here is a nice mix dedicated to strengthening your immune system. This recipe has over 600% of natural vitamin C and about 140% vitamin A. It also has about 1,500% vitamin K which is awesome for those with Crohn’s. This recipe also contains 100% vitamin B and about 18 grams of natural protein. After drinking this one yesterday I helped my neighbor lift his car to rotate his tires. haha! Well I felt pretty darn energized after consuming this one.
In addition to the vitamins and protein each ingredient has additional benefits for your entire body:
- Kale – Immunity, detox, anti-inflammatory
- Oranges – Immunity, energy
- Bell Pepper – Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial, Anti-yeast
- Fennel – Anti-gas and bloating
- Celery – Acid neutralizer, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-cancer
- Lemon – Acid neutralizer, Immunity, anti-inflammatory
- Ginger – A super food = everything you can think of!!!
I am a teacher of 9 years and one day my class got a highly contagious stomach bug. I had 7 students out by the end of this school day. I got the hot and cold flashes that day and ran home to make a mix like this. Nothing progressed from there and I woke up feeling awesome!! Give this one a try and here is a link where you can plug in your ingredients to check the nutrition percentages. http://juicerecipes.com/build/
This is one of the most creative mixes that I have created thus far. All of the ingredients in this mix have the potential to heal your Crohn’s/Colitis and or other health issues. This is so jam packed with vitamins, anti-oxidants and phytonutrients. This is so great for your entire body and it was sweet.
I am now approaching the 6 month mark with ZERO Pentasa and I have never missed a day of juicing since starting. I will say that juicing does not place you into remission, but rather it heals and stops the endless cycle. My color is super healthy, my energy is high, my stomach is quiet and my weight is up. My mind is clear and focused and I only visit the bathroom often for #1 as juicing is a diuretic.
Here are the ingredients for this latest mix:
- 4 purple carrots
- 1 pear
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow beet with skin
- beet greens
- 2-3 leaves of kale
- 1-2 inch ginger
I hope you are well and I hope you are willing to try this lifestyle out. It is always worth a shot!
As I have stated before, I have been off of my Pentasa/IBS medication since January and I am coming up on my 5 month anniversary for zero meds and juicing. I started up juicing on January 11th and I have not missed a single day. If you are skeptical about juicing, you have just not hit that point where you are tired of the same old treatment and want to break free from it.
Here is my juice combo for purifying and strengthening your body to heal itself without the need for medications:
- Cabbage Wedge – Heals Ulcers!!!
- 3-4 carrots – Soothing to the intestines
- 1 cucumber – Hydration
- 1 Bell Pepper – Anti-bacterial, Anti -Viral!!
- 1 bunch Cilantro – Anti-parasitic, detox, cleanse
- 1 bunch Parsely – Anti-inflammatory, detox, purify
- 2-3 leaves Kale – Anti-inflammatory, detox, purify, immunity
- 1 whole lemon – Alkalize, sweeten, anti-inflammatory
- 2 inch ginger – ANTI-INFLAMMATORY!!
This juice is all around healing and also makes you feel crazy energized. You will also be preventing additional problems that could be in your future!! Do it for 30 days!!! Try something new!!!