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!

Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Foods

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: (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

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!

Anti-inflammatory juice recipe - Dr. Axe

Total Time

5 minutes




  • 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.

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  3. 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 :)

  4. 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.

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      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.

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  8. 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

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    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 !

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  13. 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

  14. 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?

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    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!!!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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….

  19. 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.

  20. 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 !

  21. 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.

  22. Linda on

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

  23. 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

  24. 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


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