Juicing for Crohn’s

Juicing is a great way to get lots of nutrition in your body at one time

I’ve had Crohn’s for nearly 31 years. I’ve talked to my doctor in the past about juicing my foods but honestly the thought of drinking my food didn’t appeal to me.

Well I’ve decided to give it a try.  Honestly I’m tired of feeling tired and in pain.

I’ve looked online and compared juicers and recipes. My girlfriend bought my juicer for Christmas. We decided while there are many juicers that look nice and compact, a juicer that separates the fibrous parts of the fruits and vegetables was what I needed.

Juicing is a great way to get lots of nutrition in your body at one time and in a very tasty way. Juicing is great for those who want to look and feel healthier. Juicing is also a natural way to decrease inflammation. Those of us who have digestive issues can appreciate not having to take extra pills to lower inflammation in our bodies.

Tweak your recipe and try it again

I tried several recipes then decided to just make my own. The wonderful thing about this is if what you make doesn’t taste good, tweak your recipe and try it again.

After only a week of juicing I have noticed my pains have lessened tremendously. I’m sure I have to juice still a while longer to get that energy that I’m lacking.

I’ve decided since I’m not a huge breakfast eater to begin with I’ll juice in the morning. Most of the recipes make two 8oz. glasses of juice and drinking them both fill me up till lunch.

Juicing will cost a lot in the beginning. After all you have to buy your initial supplies. But once you get started you’ll see that it really isn’t that expensive at all.

Some of the items I purchased were

  1. Juicer  Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor, Big Mouth, Metallic (67608A)
  2. Blender ( I have this for frozen fruits as they cannot be placed in my juicer) Hamilton Beach 58148A Power Elite Multi-Function Blender
  3. spice grinder  MIRA Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder, Stainless Steel Blades, Removable Cup, Cleaning Brush

Now it’s time to go out and do some grocery shopping!

The first time I purchased my ingredients I was blown away by how much I spent. Obviously I wasn’t used to purchasing so many fresh and organic ingredients at one time. After doing this for a little while now I see that it doesn’t really cost that much at all.

The fruits and vegetables I choose both taste good to me and have anti-inflammatory benefits to them.

In addition to the fresh vegetables and either fresh or as in my case frozen fruits I purchased these items:

1. Flax seed

Flax seed
Flax seed

You can purchase this as an oil or seed. I purchased seed and used my grinder to make it into a powder to add to my smoothies

2. Coconut water

coconut water
Coconut Water

Check and make sure it has only one ingredient. For those who cannot have coconut water substitute 6-8oz of either plain or vanilla yogurt

3. Protein powder

Protein Powder
Protein Powder

I added this on those days that I was in too much pain to eat at all and wanted to get protein in my body

Ok now for some recipes!!


(from the recipe book that came with my juicer)

1 med Beet

6  Celery stalks

1 Green Apple

1/2 Cucumber

Add all ingredients to juicer, makes 2 servings


(from an online recipe)

Anti-inflammatory juice

1 Pineapple ( I found it more economical to purchase a frozen bag of pineapple chunks and use 1-2 cups in the blender)

2 Cucumbers

1 3″ piece of turmeric root ( you can use 1/3 tsp of the ground turmeric)


1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

Only juice those items that can go into the juicer like the cucumber and turmeric root. The Ground items and frozen items put in your blender with juice from juicer. Blend well till smooth.



This is a recipe that I made

1 med Beet

1 lg Apple

1″ Ginger or 1/2 tsp ground ginger

2 handfuls Spinach

6oz vanilla yogurt

juice spinach first then beet, apple and ginger. Add juice to blender with yogurt and blend well. Makes a great tasting smoothie.


I made this on a day that I wasn’t feeling so well

1 Celery stalk

1 Cucumber

1/2 Lime (peeled)

2 cups frozen Pineapple

1/3 ground Turmeric

1 scoop Protein Powder

1 cup Coconut water

Juice the first 3 items. Put juice and the rest of the items in blender. Blend well.


Another protein powder juice smoothie day. If you haven’t already made one I must tell you that the protein powder does add some thickness to the juice.

1 Beet

1″ Ginger

1 cup (bunch) Parsley

1 cup Kale

1 cup frozen mixed fruit ( I used strawberries, pineapple and mango)

1 cup Coconut water

1 scoop Protein Powder

Juice first 4 ingredients. Add juice and the rest of the ingredients to a blender and blend well.


I like to call this one my Really Red Juice

1 lg Beet or 2 small ones

1 small head Red Cabbage

1″ ginger

1/3 tsp ground Turmeric

1 Apple

8 oz. Vanilla Yogurt

1/2 cup frozen Pineapple

Juice beet, cabbage, ginger, and apple. Add juice, turmeric, yogurt and pineapple to blender. Blend well. This is one of my favorite juice smoothies.


A quick light juice

1 lg Orange ( peeled)

1 Bunch Parsley

1 Apple

1″ Ginger

1 cup frozen Pineapple

1 cup Coconut water

1/3 tsp Turmeric

Juice first four ingredients. Add juice and last three ingredients to blender. Blend well. What I love about the frozen fruits is that they make my juices and smoothies nice and icy.


Today we are going orange with sweet potatoes!


1 med Sweet potato

1 Orange (peeled)

1 cup frozen mango

8oz. Vanilla Yogurt

1/2 tsp ground Ginger

Juice the sweet potato and the orange. Add juice, mango, yogurt and ginger to blender. Blend well


1 med Beet ( in case you haven noticed I love beets)

1 Cucumber

1 1/2 cups Baby Spinach

1 cup Mixed Frozen Fruit

6oz. Vanilla Yogurt

Juice first three ingredients. Add juice and last two ingredients to blender. Blend well

After Dinner Juice

I found this after dinner Juice online. I like it for those days where an extra juice is just what I need.

2 cups Baby Spinach

1 cup Frozen Pineapple

Juice the spinach then add that juice and frozen pineapple to blender and blend well.

That’s all I have for now but I’ve got some juice recipes running around in my head. I’m going to test them out and if they taste as good as I think they will I’ll post an additional blog post. For now I hope you enjoy these recipes. Happy Juicing!!

Click here for tips on controlling flare ups and here for more tips.  Share some tips that have worked for you in the comment section.


6 Comments on “Juicing for Crohn’s

  1. Really good read. I have been suffering from crohns since I was 12. It is horrible. Sometimes I don’t think people truly understand what it is like.


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