Firestarter Juice

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If this anit-inflammatory busting juice could speak I’m sure it would say something like ‘hell yeah its good to be alive!’.

If you ever need to start your day with a power boost, need something to help prevent or sooth inflammation and want a juice that will leave you feeling anything is possible then this is the juice to do it.

So I have been experimenting again with my juicer and this is now another firm favourite and one I hope you’ll enjoy too.

Bursting with flavour and a fantastic energy boost this orange juice could re-define orange juices, dare I say so myself.

Firestarter juice

Makes one generous glass of juice 

Ingredients

Place the following in to your juicer:

  • 3 x oranges (ideally organic)
  • 1 x  1 inch of ginger root (ideally organic)
  • 1 x 1 inch of turmeric root (ideally organic)
  • 1 x apple
  • 1 x celery stick

Notes: This juice is best enjoyed immediately. One word of caution turmeric can stain but apparently can be removed with lemon juice.

THE GOOD STUFF

TURMERIC

Is one of the most beneficial ingredients for health with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that helps to fight free radical damage and is known to be beneficiary for neurological conditions, arthritic pain, diabetes and protect against alzheimer’s and cancer.

GINGER

Rich in vitamins and minerals including C, E, B6 and magnesium, potassium, manganese and selenium, it’s another great immune booster and has many anti inflammatory properties, with a long history of use in Eastern medicine. It can help sooth arthritic and period pains, ease symptoms of colds, flu and headaches and also reduces the symptoms of nausea.

ORANGES

Are a great source of vitamin C, as well as being rich in fiber, folate, vitamin B1, potassium, phytonutrients and anti-oxidants.  They provide excellent protection and support for the immune system, and providing anti-inflammatory properties and reducing the severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.  Orange juice helps prevent cancer including breast, skin, lung, colon and stomach. They also reduce the risk of liver and heart disease and lower cholesterol.  They also provide a healthy boost of energy with a low GI (Glycemic Index).

APPLE

A powerful fruit, full of Iron, calcium, magnesium, Potassium and Vitamins, A, B1, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E and K.

Rich in antioxidants they help prevent the risk of developing cancer, hyper tension, diabetes and heart disease.

They are also beneficial for neurological health as they contain an antioxidant called “quercetin”which reduces cellular death caused by over oxidation and inflammation of the neurons.

Researchers at Cornell University New York published a report suggesting apples could help prevent neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s see here.

Apples are also known to help prevent, heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

CELERY

Rich in B vitamins, vitamin K, trace elements fibre, and circulations supporting coumarins.  Excellent for reducing blood pressure reducing the risk of blood clots and strokes, it has long been used in Eastern medicine to treat blood pressure. They also lower stress hormone levels. Promote healthy joints, muscles, skin and hair.  Finally they have a diuretic action and promote the feeling of being full.

 

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29 Responses to “Firestarter Juice”

    • tabithasglutenfreedishes.com

      Thank you I really love it, not that you’d notice from my post and created it too for the anti- inflammatory benefits and have noticed a difference! Added bonus is that it tastes amazing too :-)

      Reply
  1. Serena

    Oh, thank you so much for this!!!! I am going to buy the ingredients this afternoon! It’s really a health booster and must be delicious!

    Reply
  2. Kaila511

    This looks delicious! I loved the specific information you provided about each ingredient. I’m excited to experiment around with these ingredients as well as try the Firestarter Juice!

    Reply
  3. Peggy

    This looks fantastic!! Makes me wish I had the ingredients right now. :) Mmm ginger…

    Reply
  4. Catherine

    Question please Tabitha. No one in our area carries turmeric root. I have seen dried turmeric root. Do you think I could use dry turmeric root? Thank you for your opinion! :)

    Reply
    • tabithasglutenfreedishes.com

      Hi, I would think so, worth giving it a try. Sorry not to be definite but I’ve never used dried turmeric root and without trying it myself I wouldn’t like to say 100% let me know how you get on?

      Reply
      • Catherine

        Thank you for your response. I’m going to see if my son can track down at a farmers market in the city! I tend to agree with you that fresh root would be preferred. Let the hunt continue! lol Have a great day!

      • tabithasglutenfreedishes.com

        Good luck with the hunt and have a wonderful day too. I brought mine from a UK organic food store…so maybe wholefoods or somewhere similar might sell in the US?

      • Catherine

        I thought for sure we would be able to find at wholefoods or fresh markets, no luck! Stay tuned!!!

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