There is nothing worse than bad period pain, with many women often left doubled over and unable to get on with their everyday routines because of it.
Disruptive and sometimes unbearable painful, cramps are a struggle that women have to deal with on a monthly basis, but there are ways to combat the pain as well as the irritability, mood swings, and other symptoms of your cycle.
As well as over the counter pain relief, there are also home remedies that can tackle the pain caused by that time of the month.
One particularly effective remedy comes in the form of a spritzer drink, a pineapple carrot turmeric spritzer, to be more specific.
With this in mind, we will be looking at the pineapple carrot turmeric spritzer in closer detail to see how it works to stave off period pain, as well as a look at the recipe so that you can make it for yourself.
Let’s get started.
The Ingredients Of The Pineapple Carrot Turmeric Spritzer
There are only a few ingredients that go into making this anti-inflammatory elixir:
- Two or Three Large Carrots
- A Quarter of a Teaspoon of Turmeric Powder
- One Pineapple Core
- Sparkling Mineral Water
- Optional Ice
You will also need either a blender or a juicer to mix everything together effectively.
As you can see, the major elements of the drink are carrots, pineapple and turmeric.
These three particular ingredients all have their own benefits when it comes to helping out during your cycle, so let’s take a closer look at these ingredients.
Raw whole carrots can be very useful when it comes to balancing the hormones due to actively aiding the body to detox any excess estrogen.
This estrogen is what causes certain negative period symptoms, such as depression and mood swings, as well as sweating during the night and heavy menstrual bleeding.
Carrot juice is also beneficial, acting as an anti-inflammatory ingredient to help reduce the discomfort and pain associated with the menstrual cycle.
Not only that, but carrot juice is also chock-full of antioxidants and encourages healthy brain cognitive function, helping to battle against brain fog that can sometimes occur at the beginning of a cycle.
Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which is sulfur based and is known to be an anti-inflammatory enzyme, helping with all sorts of pain caused by inflammation, including period pain.
Bromelain is most commonly found in the stem and the core of the pineapple, which is why the core is blended and used in this recipe.
Pineapple is also high in a trace mineral called manganese, which are known to be helpful for cycle health due to aiding with symptoms such as headaches and mood swings.
As well as that, pineapple is a fruit that is full of antioxidants, though it is only fresh pineapple and pineapple juice that retains these healing properties as bromelain cannot be found in pasteurized or canned pineapple (see also ‘Fruit Infused Water Recipe: Juicy, Healthy, And Delicious‘).
Turmeric is truly a miracle root with so many benefits that we cannot list them all here!
Not only is it anti-inflammatory, but it is also great for relieving pain in general and has sometimes been noted to work as an anti-depressant of sorts.
Turmeric has anti-spasmodic properties, which can be incredibly beneficial when it comes to alleviating the pain of cramping as well as pains that you might get in your lower back and other areas of your body during your period.
Because of this, it is a great natural alternative for over-the-counter pain relief.
On top of that, it tastes great! If you like turmeric as much as I do you should check out our ginger and turmeric kombucha recipe as well.
Pineapple Carrot Turmeric Spritzer Recipe
Now that we have gone through the numerous benefits of the ingredients of this spritzer drink – as well as why it can be a lifesaver when it comes to helping with severe period pain and the negative symptoms associated with your cycle – let’s get into the recipe itself.
Making The Spritzer With A Juicer
- Step One: First off, peel and cut up your pineapple and make sure that you hang on to the core, as this is going to be the main ingredient. So that you don’t waste any pineapple, place the chopped up pieces into an airtight container and store them in the fridge.
- Step Two: Cut up the pineapple core and your carrots and place them in your juicer.
- Step Three: Begin juicing the pineapple core along with your carrots.
- Step Four: Whisk in the all important turmeric powder. If you want to make the drink a little bit sweeter, add in some stevia too, but avoid using sugar to keep it healthy.
- Step Five: If you are using ice, now is the time to put it into your glass. Fill the glass about halfway with the juice concoction, and fill the rest with your sparkling mineral water.
- Step Six: Enjoy your drink!
Making The Spritzer With A Blender
- Step One: Begin the same way as you would with a juicer by prepping your pineapple, but once the core is extracted, cut it up into chunks.
- Step Two: Cut your carrots into chunks as well so that your blender can manage them.
- Step Three: Add your carrot and pineapple chunks to the blender with half a cup of water and blend it up on high speed.
- Step Four: To get rid of any pulpy bits, pour the mixture through a flour sack towel or a nut milk bag and squeeze it thoroughly until the juice is all out.
- Step Five: Prepare your glass as above, add in the sparkling water and enjoy!
So there you have everything that you need to know about the miracle period pain elixir, that is the pineapple, carrot, and turmeric spritzer!
If you are prone to severe symptoms during your cycle- be it menstrual cramps, mood swings, or a bit of everything- this drink is definitely worth a try to help alleviate some of that pain and discomfort.