3 Mocktails for Better Health


As the seasons shift, embrace these anti-inflammatory “cocktails” juices and shakes stocked with nutritious superfoods to help maintain your healthy lifestyle.

No matter the kind of diet you may lean toward, vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, no-carb, Mediterranean, Neanderthal, or any other kind of diet, any and all anti-inflammation efforts are well worth it! according to nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS, author of The Juice Lady’s Anti-Inflammation Diet.  You can lose weight on the anti-inflammation diet and rejuvenate your body.

Here are a few of Calbom’s tasty and convenient favorites.

Antioxidant Power Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened plant milk such as hemp, coconut, or almond milk
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon Indian gooseberry extract (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed
  • Ice cubes (optional)

Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.

KEY BENEFITS: Berries help prevent damaging effects of free radicals and inflammation.

Morning Energy

  • 1 to 2 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed
  • 1 small beet, with leaves
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 handful spinach or several chard leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1-inch piece ginger root, scrubbed

Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Juice all ingredients and stir. Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible.

KEY BENEFITS: Beets contain unique phytonutrients called betalains, which have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification effects.

Anti-Inflammatory Cocktail

  • 1 green apple
  • 1/2 large fennel with fronds
  • 1-inch piece ginger root
  • 1 large broccoli stem
  • 3 leaves kale
  • 1 cucumber

Cut produce to fit your juicer. Start by juicing the apple and finish with the cucumber. Drink as soon as possible.

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KEY BENEFITS: All ingredients are powerhouses known to have anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, analgesic, antioxidant, and/or anticarcinogenic effects.

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