Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe

Anti-inflammatory juice recipe - Dr. Axe

We now know that most diseases today are due to inflammation. (1) Inflammation damages your cells and arterials walls and can cause all kinds of problems, including chronic inflammatory conditions like cardiovascular diseases and arthritis. (2)

By reducing inflammation, your body is better able to heal from disease. One of the top ways to decrease inflammation is to follow The Healing Foods Diet and consume plenty of anti-inflammatory foods.

If you’re looking for anti-inflammatory diet recipes or anti-inflammatory juices for arthritis, this delicious drink I’m about to share with you has you covered on both fronts. This anti-inflammatory juice recipe is the perfect blend to help support your body’s natural defenses and reduce inflammation — plus, it’s absolutely delicious!

Key Ingredients

Some of the best natural anti-inflammatory drinks come in the form of fresh juices. Juicing for inflammation and weight loss are very popular these days, but it’s very important that you choose the right combination of foods. Anti-inflammatory fruit juice can be healthy, but a fresh juice that includes vegetables such as cucumbers and celery is even better in my book because it’s typically much lower in sugar!

Pineapple is definitely one of my favorite anti-inflammatory which is why I made sure to include it in this recipe. You’ve probably heard about the benefits of pineapple and pineapple juice for inflammation thanks to its high bromelain content. (3Ginger is another ingredient shown by scientific research to possess potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can even help to decrease muscle pain after an intense workout. (4)

Anti-inflammatory juice recipe - Dr. Axe

Why include green apple in this juice recipe? Aside from its delicious flavor, like pineapple, it’s also a rich source of quercetin, a natural antihistamine and an anti-inflammatory. Low-sugar lemon is also added. In studies using animal models, extracts of lemon peel have been shown to decrease inflammation related to arthritis. (5) So when you’re making this juice, I highly recommend using the whole lemon, peel and all!

If you’re looking to make a smoothie anti-inflammatory, you can include some of the fruits and veggies I use here.

Nutrition Facts

If you’re juicing for health, anti-inflammatory juice recipes like this are not to be missed! One serving of this tasty juice includes about:

Anti-inflammatory juice ingredients - Dr. Axe
  • 114 calories
  • 2 grams protein
  • 0 grams fat
  • 28 grams carbohydrates
  • 5.5 grams fiber
  • 16 grams sugar
  • 112 milligrams sodium
  • 81 micrograms vitamin K (68 percent DV)
  • 1,512 IUs vitamin A (30 percent DV)
  • 27 milligrams vitamin C (30 percent DV)
  • 532 milligrams potassium (11 percent DV)
  • 32 micrograms folate (8 percent DV)
  • 1.3 milligrams iron (7.2 percent DV)
  • 66 milligrams calcium (5.1 percent DV)
  • 12.5 milligrams magnesium (3 percent DV)
  • 0.2 milligrams zinc (1.8 percent DV)

How to Make This Anti-Inflammatory Juice

As long as you have a juicer on hand, this recipe, from start to finish, only takes a few minutes.

Anti-inflammatory juice recipe - Dr. Axe

Once you have all of the ingredients ready, you simply combine them all in the juicer. Then give your final product a quick stir and it’s ready to be enjoyed! Remember that fresh anti-inflammatory drinks like this one are best drank immediately.

Anti-inflammatory juice recipe - Dr. Axe

This drink is so full of beneficial nutrients and enzymes that it will feel like you’re taking an anti-inflammatory juice shot with each and every sip. Enjoy!

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Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This drink is so full of beneficial nutrients and enzymes that it will feel like you’re taking an anti-inflammatory juice shot with each and every sip.


  • 4 celery stalks
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ½ green apple
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 knob ginger


  1. Add all ingredients to vegetable juicer.
  2. Gently stir juice and consume immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: Breakfasts, Beverages


  • Serving Size: 8 ounces
  • Calories: 114
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 112mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Protein: 2g

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  1. susan givens on

    Dr Axe is this drink good for diabetes because of the sugar please I want to get help with this I am tired of mentoring and high blood pressure med please help thank you

  2. brit on

    This is anecdotal (and tmi if anyone does?’t want to hear it) but my personal experience is having a runny nose leads me to have the pathogens that survive in it spread to the rest of the body, especially when thick it stays put long enough for the pathogens to spread. Power phytochemicals like in pineapples and ginger seem to kill off the germs as well as the mucus it lives and travels in. I take it when I feel a flu coming. I don’t get ill after that. Great for avoiding getting ill in the pandemic those two ingredients and even lemon. Clean ingredients.

  3. Elizabeth Massey on

    I don’t have a juicer. I desperately need it for the inflammation I’m experiencing.what else can I do?

    • Adele on

      I’m not the poster, but do you have a blender? You can put all of these through a blender and use cheesecloth or a reusable mesh bag to strain the juice through and catch anything thick from the peels or the seeds. You can probably run it through the mesh bag a few times if it makes you feel more comfortable. Obviously, a juicer is preferred, but this is a GREAT substitute using things you may have at home or that are affordable.

    • Kristi on

      You can use a blender, funnel, and sieve. Blend it VERY well. Then use a spatula to push it through the sieve and the funnel to direct the liquid. Keep the trash nesbit to discard the fiber that is left in the sieve.

    • Lisa on

      Oh my goodness that’s a great question. At first I thought just the juice. Then I went into YouTube and couldn’t tell. Then I noticed it said juicer. So it wouldn’t matter I guess. The peel would be pretty potent. You should try both and let us know.

    • Ethan Boldt on

      Once a day will suffice. If not used to drinking such a mixture, you may have more liquid-like stool for a few days.

    • Lisa on

      Go for it! Probably will be nice and chunky. Strain it after if you’re unable to tolerate. I use blendtech. Wish I had a juice press.

  4. Rhoda on

    Very useful especially in dealing with body inflammation. I am going to make the juice for my body to heal. Thank you Dr Axe

  5. Joshua Guthrie on

    Dear Dr. Axe,

    Can you drink this juice every day?

    I made some today for my wife and saved some for tomorrow.

    Is it ok to drink it every day?


    • Ethan Boldt on

      Hi Joshua! Yes, you can drink this juice every day, unless you or your wife feel any stomach distress. If that’s the case, then take a break for a week.

  6. Maria on

    I made today this juice…for inflamation..I have osteoarthritis and celery juice helped the inlf,atiin but its a boring drink

    I made this drink today really liked it ..ginger was very steong…how many times a week should I drink it, and dose it has tobe early befor breakfast must like celery juice…

    I look forward to hearing from you

  7. Chels on

    Wouldn’t spinach completely defeat the purpose of drinking this since spinach, especially uncooked, prevents the body from absorbing nutrients and vitamins?

    • Michael on

      Hi Chelsea, Will you list the source of your information. I just searched the internet and must have missed evidence of your claim.

      Thank you

      • brit on

        I was thinking that too as the oxalates in spinach are extremely painful especially for the kidneys. Read up on liam hemsworth giving up veganism. Do oxalates go into juice?

  8. Sue H on

    I desperately want to make this drink as I Suffer from inflammation. I’ll be using a blender. However…
    1) can I use canned pineapple?
    2)do I peel the lemon or include the entire lemon in the mix?

    • Brit on

      1) I drink many types of canned pineapple and some can make you ill and aren’t worth it. If you get the large can of dole, it’s best. With all of these, fresh is ideal when possible but not always feasible
      2) yes all of it’s edible and you want to eat whole, clean foods

  9. Abisodun on

    Love this juice. I make it every other day. So refreshing. It sure helps with my arthritis issues. I need to buy a new juicer though.

  10. Bob on

    It seems more and more people are allergic to something or have an illness these days. Trendy diets of no soy, vegan, no GMO, Organic blah blah and more and more people are getting sick. whatever happened to a sensible diet and getting off your bums and move more that is what people did in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and they ate meat and tators.

  11. Mohammed on

    I have a doctor’s question about these juices. Is it suitable for ulcerative colon patients?
    I have downloaded a pdf about anti-inflammatory diets and lie for ulcerative colon patients eating these diets. Thank you, Doctor, for your assistance

  12. Tammy Richardson on

    Thank you for your wisdom and sharing it. I need recipes for carotid arteries narrowing and Hypothyroid, and weight loss. Thanks again, Tammy

    • Tracey on

      Is anyone that wrote/manages the article going to answer the questions-how often should we drink this as I & a couple more asked?! Thank you.

      • Bella on

        Copied and pasted from feed above.

        Yes, you can drink this juice every day, unless you or your wife feel any stomach distress. If that’s the case, then take a break for a week.

  13. Linda on

    Can u freeze this juice with compromising the effectiveness. Was hoping to make a week supply at one time and freeze.

  14. Marjorie Huit on

    I suffer from undifferentiated connective tissue disease. My rheumatologist has helped me get back to a healthy me again however, he also recommended reading Dr. Axe anti-inflammatory recipe and Celery juice as well as a good diet with lots of vegetables. No flour or sugar and low carb. I gained a lot of weight being on Prednisone for well over a year. Being correctly diagnosed and seeing a specialist I am now able to loss weight again and care for myself with out the fatigue and other symptoms that go hand in hand with this disease.
    I am very excited about this anti-inflammatory drink. I have read some comments about pineapple and allergies….maybe berries such as blueberries or strawberries can take the place those are both anti-inflammatories too. Just a thought.

    • Melanie on

      Hi Marjorie, I hope this finds you well. My dad is about to start taking prednisone every day and I would love to hear from someone who has actually taken it consistently. Can you please email me your email address so I can ask you some questions? Sincerely Melanie

  15. Shelby Lyn on

    I have made a ” smoothie “, similiar to this juice, for a number of year. .., I use celery, cucumber, ginger, green apple, lime, and the pineapple. It is delicious!! And the most beautiful pale green colour, it kind of looks like a pistachio coloured milkshake! Thank you Dr. Axe !

  16. Lurdes Franco on

    Hi Dr Axe…. am on keto diet.., not having fruit. I have sore hands,fingers . I think its inflammation / arthritis. Can i have this juice , it contains apple & pineapple. Thanks for your advice.

  17. Bev Horrigan on

    My husband n I make these juices every morning and have done so fo 30 years. We are mid 70, s and never get sick and don,t look old, we have smooth skin and a healthy body. We use a cold press juicer as the wizzbang juicer get hot and kill the enzimes….

  18. Penny on

    What if you don’t have a juicer & can’t afford one – any worth its salt is expensive. Can you just blend it until its almost like juice even though it will have all the fibrous parts still in it?

    Also, how can a person get to where the star ratings already registered can be read? Clicking on a star only registers it as a vote & a click on a low star could mess up the accuracy of the rating system & turn people away from using the recipe. Thank you.

  19. Trevor on

    Your star rating system has problems. I clicked it to see if I could see a breakdown of the ratings and it registered it as a vote. I was unable to remove or change the vote. This could explain why the juice recipes have low overall ratings.

  20. Linda Rose Stahl on

    I have more than plaque psoriasis I have gastroparesis type 2 diabetes osteoarthritis fibro and am looking for health care not keep doing sick care ugh HELP!!!

  21. Mary on

    I have also not received my VIP access but I have a questions. What if you have a sensitivity to celery? what can I add instead to the anti inflammatory juice?

  22. valencia on

    hi i have been diagnose of deffuse b cell lymphoma cancer and have a problem with my kidneys can i add beetroot to the ingrediens

  23. TRACY on

    Hi Dr. Axe & “The Wanting To Get Better Dr. Axe Followers😊🤗😊,

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  24. Linda on

    Thank you for sharing, my son has cancer and I was looking for things to make to help him to over come it because I will not give up. I think if the food is high in vitamins and proteins will help him to get well . Thank you !

  25. David Vespie on

    When I lived in Nashville I use to go to Dr. Axe. He is one of the most amazing guys and I love following his career along with his advice on doing stuff more natural. I was able to cut my cholesterol levels in half thanks to him and my normal doctor was blown away. Keep up the great work!

  26. Vickie Westbrooks on

    Both my husband and I are using this and it not only works, it works FAST!!! Seeing relief in in about 1/2 a day.

    I am also doing your Secret Detox drink. I have found that if I do both of these that my planter Faciatis is taken from a level 5 in pain to about 1.5. So yes, these two work, work fast and work well.

    An added bonus is that I had some really bad acne on my face. It cleared up by 75% in two days. Unbelievable. And I am on the Keto diet and couldn’t get rid of it!!!!! Thank you Dr. Axe. You are such a blessing to so many. God richly bless you!

    • brit on

      Fats and proteins on the keto diet I bet would be the inflammatory combination for skin. I could imagine the vitamin c and anti inflammatory compounds helping out the skin in clearing it up. My thought is it would increase circulation for detoxing there.

  27. Ron on

    Need to rework the main page i was reading. In one paragraph it talks about the anti inflammatory diet and it is highlighted as a link. When you click it, it takes you to the juice recipe not the diet. Should state that the diet info is further down on the main page. Would keep people from wondering why they don’t get the diet info when the click the link.
    Thank you

  28. ronda on

    What are your recommendations for uterine cancer(sarcoma) removal. It was a stage 1. It’s considered rare and aggressive. I want to stay cancer free.

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Hi Ronda,

      You can find varies articles on cancer from my site you may found helpful here:

      I cannot give a proper recommendation without knowing your full medical history and the scope of your condition. I highly recommend you consult a local specialist.

      I am wishing you all the best in your health journey. Blessings to you and yours.

  29. Dani L Dixon on

    I have been on medicines for depression and anxiety for years which don’t seem to work. I have severe bloating in my abdominal area. I live being constipated. When I have some movement it is hard, thin and very sticky. Constantly with headaches and nausea. Fatique and general aches and pains. Recently I started having psuedo seizures. Blood test shows my ANA count indicates possible Lupus. I had Raynauds several yrs. ago after 12 surgeries for MRSA infections. I have also been diagnosed with having a redundant colon. I feel so sick that I believe I will die soon without help. My family is also alarmed at the shape I’m in and talk openly about how poor my countenance is and especially the lack of life in my eyes. I have stopped taking vitamins that I once took daily (15-20)because the bloating is so severe it is difficult to want to swallow anything. I greatly value any advice and will follow any suggestions. Please help!

    • Frances on

      Dear Dani,
      I am not a doc, just a fellow human who does not want you to suffer. You deserve much better medical treatment and help that brings actual improvement. You deserve to be vibrantly healthy and happy.
      I hope you can find a doc who can give you nutritional IVs. These are NOT the kind one gets in a standard hospital. I am talking about things like IV vitamin C, IV glutathione and such. This puts need nutrients directly into the blood, bypassing the need to digest, but it is very much a rare/”boutique”/ non-insurance ($$) sort of thing. Docs who treated lyme sometimes offer this treatment. God bless (or whatever you believe in.)

    • Dr. Josh Axe on

      Hi Dani,

      I am so sorry to hear of your struggles. Without knowing your complete medical history, I cannot give you a proper recommendation. You can, however, find a like-minded practitioner in your area here:

      I am wishing you health and happiness! Blessings.

      • susie on

        Dr. Axe, you wrote “You can, however, find a like-minded practitioner in your area here:
        I’m puzzled because this link appears to be mainly about chiropractic, which I don’t want, and the locations link doesn’t give any info about doctors’ locations, doctors who use your kind of knowledge and treatment. Another poster said the same thing about a different link that did not get to what it was supposed to. Are there some glitches in the links you offer?

    • Selina on

      In addition to Dr Axe inflammatory can you also consider looking at Mannatech products especially Ambrotose powder form or capsules supplements. Look it up on mannatech websites

      • Ernest Matthews on

        Much Thanks for this great antiinflamatory concoction.
        Well studied, what a blessing to all of us. Hanks again.

    • LV on

      Hi Dani,
      I found Dr. Terry Wahls protocol helped a lot of people including me. I have inflammation issues and auto-immune disease and I followed her protocol and I was able to manage my inflammation without pills. I bought the book and followed what she said. She has a podcast as well if you are interested. Here some examples of what you can find online: “What I Eat In A Day: Functional Medicine Doctor Terry Wahls Tells All”, “About The Wahls Protocol | Dr. Terry Wahls, MD & Author” – Just google her and you will find a lot of info about her. This is a game changer for me. Hope it will help you too.

    • brit on

      I’m not a doctor but have a health bachelor’s degree. Drinking water helps relieve constipation. I bet if you solve the constipation you wouldn’t need all those vitamins, as that’s too many and could even contribute to it (iron increases it. Look for chelated). After you get better or worse, let us know if you’d like so you can get more helpful info here.

  30. Sara on

    You are amazing. And my new and only doctor! When it comes to dropping the pills and picking the food instead! Bless you! What’s your YouTube? Loved the videos!! Gotta sub!

  31. Barb on

    In the anti inflammatory juice it calls for 1 cup of pineapple,I am allergic to pineapple is there anything I can substitute it with ? And still get the same benefits .

      • Marie on

        there are more people then you would think, thats not nice. You dont know any better so its best to look into the reasons someone might be then just starting off sounding not just like a jerk but some one with out knowlege. I realze i am not the smartest. i probably suck at grammer. No one should find faults in one. encourge , be mindful. Im sure your a great person , just think first.

    • Sara on

      Yes. You can buy the bromelain supplement at a vitamin store. But be careful imbecause if you’re allergic to pineapple you could be allergic to bromelain. If you try it just be prepared to counter a reaction.

    • Michelle on

      Barb, I’m not sure if this helps you, however my son is allergic to apples. We substitute beets for the apples. The juice will be red and that is helpful to get my older kids and husband to drink it.

  32. Lauren on

    Should you have this once a day? Three times a week? How often should you have one for it to be beneficial to your health?
    Thanks :)

  33. Jackie Desormeaux on

    the first website that I really was attracted to, visually appealing and very understandable and easy to use, LOVE EVERYTHING so far and I am reading more, Thank you :)

  34. Judy Schaefer on

    Still waiting for my VIP access to the three things I saw when I AGAIN registered, which I was told would only take 5 minutes to reach my inbox, but it’s been almost 24 hours. What is the problem??? I always used to receive emails and now NOTHING…very frustrating.


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