Welcome to my new Cyber Food Truck! – Free recipes!
Diet is typically very important to someone with Interstitial Cystitis (IC). Certain foods are unfortunately not well-tolerated by IC people. IC sufferers have to individualize their diet plan to tailor the foods they consume to what their bladders can handle. For instance, I tolerate tomatoes with no trouble at all, and I have heard that some cannot even think about eating a tomato or tomato-based product. As I have mentioned in previous posts, a good idea is to keep a food diary for a period of a month or so and jot down at the end of each day how you and your crazy bladder feel. At the end of that month, you should have a good idea of what foods your bladder doesn’t have an issue with.
Whether you are dealing with a chronic disease or you are seeking a healthy lifestyle, getting vital nutrients from food is essential. And yes, healthy food can be great tasting. I will probably sneak in some indulgent and “not so healthy” food recipes from time to time. Everything in moderation is a key factor to staying on top of one’s health.
I strongly believe that consuming juice (if your bladder will allow) gives your body the vital nutrients you need to heal a lot of ailments. Reminder – I am not a medical professional. The contents of this blog are for general information purposes only.
The first recipe I am serving up in my Cyber Food Truck is my “Green Monster” juice. And the cost is FREE.
If you have IC, remember to be very careful about juices of any kind. If you are not sure about if you will tolerate a particular juice ingredient, try a 1/4 of a cup of the juice, and see how you feel after an hour or so before drinking a full glass. Luckily, I have no problem with my Green Monster juice. I did have to replace a full lemon with a small lime when developing up with this recipe. If you feel as though you do not want to risk a potential flare up, just leave out the lime.
I add 4 cups of spinach, 3-4 carrots, 1 red apple of your choice, 3 stalks of celery and 1 small lime to my juicer. If you prefer a more “tart” flavor, you can replace the red apple with a green Granny Smith apple. Note – Make sure to rinse your fruits and vegetables before juicing. If you can buy organic that would be ideal.
Remember to put the juice in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices do not last long because there are no chemical preservatives. Based on juicenation.com, to get the best effects from juice, you should drink it within 20 minutes; however, you can drink fresh juice within 48 to 72 hours. Personally, juices going bad is not a problem for me because within 2 days all of my juice is gone! One of my readers told me that she freezes her juices to make them last longer.
If you have a favorite juice, please share! Keep an eye out for my blog’s Cyber Food Truck in the future. 🙂
To print a copy of the recipe click here: Green Monster Juice Recipe