Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

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Lemonade, Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Lemonade, Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

This anti-inflammatory lemonade drink is loaded with very powerful antioxidants, electrolytes and trace minerals.  This drink has no sugar yet it tastes sweet due to the great natural sweetener – stevia that is 100x stronger than sugar.

Cinnamon is #2 on the antioxidant list for nutrient density while turmeric is #4.  Adding ginger gives the drink a slight bite and gives it extraordinary benefits for improving stomach acid production and reducing inflammation.

This tasty superstar drink can and should be consumed by everyone young and old throughout the day.  It has powerful liver and kidney detoxifying abilities.  It has a net alkalizing effect after the ingredients have been digested due to the extraordinary amount of antioxidants and potassium that are highly bioavailable in this drink form.

Lemonade, Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

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Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade



Yield 4-6 Servings


  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 4–6 lemons)
  • 4–6 cups filtered water, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil or MCT oil (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground or freshly grated ginger (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon liquid stevia, or to taste
  • Pinch of pink salt


Step #1:  Place all the ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until fully combined.

Step #2:  Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.  You will need to mix well each time you want to drink it if you let it sit for a while.

Tip: Drink this lemonade regularly. People who suffer from crippling pain have reported that their symptoms improved significantly after they made this an everyday drink.

Optional: Add a pinch of black pepper, as this will dramatically improve the absorption of the turmeric curcuminoids which absorb best with good fats and peperine, which is the main ingredient in black pepper.


***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**  

**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients. 

Courses Beverage

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 11

% Daily Value

Total Carbohydrates 4 g


Sugars 1 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Lemonade, Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

Lemonade, Anti-Inflammatory Lemonade

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  1. So many Turmeric drink recipes out there all making the same fundamental mistakes. The curcumin in the Turmeric is NOT water soluble, it needs a good fat like coconut oil, butter or olive oil for absorption. Piperine from freshly cracked black pepper is also necessary to increase the bioavailability of the curcumin, and heating is required. Without these supporting ingredients you are just flushing it through your system with very little value. May I kindly suggest that you do some more research Dr.

  2. Good morning Dr. Jockers,
    you published the recipe for this wonderful de-flaming limonade already some time ago and I made it for myself and for our once a month raw food meeting. While not everyone loved it, I very much do.
    I read the comment made by Heather that “the curcumin in the turmeric is not water soluble, and that it needs a good fat like coconut oil, butter or olive oil for absorption. Plus heating is required. Also piperine from freshly cracked black pepper is necessary to increase the bioavailability.”
    Did you have a chance to check this out and if yes, what is the result. And what about the cinnamon which is not water soluble either?
    Thanks for letting me know.

    1. Hey Erika,

      It is true that the curcuminoids absorb better when they are in a fat soluble base (oil or fat of some kind) and with peperine (active ingredient in black pepper).

      However, you will still get many of the benefits, just try drinking this (even 8oz daily) for a week and I know you will notice a difference in how you feel.

      You can also add turmeric to many other things including coconut milk (good fat) and put a sprinkle of black pepper to enhance the absorption.

      1. Thanks Dr J
        The recipe you sent me does call for coconut oil and black pepper. Did other people get a different recipe?
        Although, it did not say heat.
        Just a note, even though I research a lot, people like me need more specifics in a recipe since I am pretty new. So, my question, if I don’t have MTC oil would I use the solid organic coconut oil?

        1. The MCT oil is a bit lighter and easier to digest as it requires very little digestive processing. Coconut oil mixed with this drink may be hard to digest for some but you can try it! I would suggest melting it and maybe putting it through the blender to emulsify the coconut oil a little bit.

  3. A good idea would be to add to help with the absorption is to drink this drink along with eating a meal with lots of coconut oil. The person would still be getting the good fats along side it without having to have it in the same container.

    Would adding a “portion of a drop” of a pure Black Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon Bark Essential Oils (only if it has “Supplement Facts” on the bottle? I use doterra because they are so pure, grown in ideal environment and 3rd part tested.

    Would this recipe be ok to use cold bottled Organic Italian Volcano Lemon Juice as lemons in the states can be quite expensive especially if using 4-6 daily?

  4. Can Flaxseed Oil be used with the Turmeric etc etc in the lemon Drink,instead of Olive or Coconut Oil?

  5. Hey Dr. Jockers. Just was curious on how much Salt you take in on any given day?
    I personally drink anywhere from 64 ounces to 120 ounces of water a day, and work outside.
    I typically am in a Keto diet so I wanted to get your personally opinion on this.

    Love to hear your comments.


  6. Dr. Jockers. I take two turmeric capsules every day (740 mgs). Is taking this drink too much turmeric? Thank you.

  7. I just now saw this, and look forward to trying it soon. I think I would simmer, for 10 minutes, the water, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and black pepper, and pinch of salt, but not the lemon juice and coconut oil. I would add those when the heated ingredients have cooled, but not so much that the oil won’t melt. This would keep the lemon juice in a raw form, as I try to avoid cooking fruit. I would sweeten to taste at the end of preparation.

  8. I found this recipe as a link from your reducing oxylate pages. I had to cut out turmeric, cinnamon, and black pepper as part of a low oxylate diet. I’d love to bring these spices back into my diet. Your thoughts?

  9. I am allergic to black pepper, so leaving that out. Black pepper slows digestion, probably one of the ways it aids absorption, but it’s not for everyone esp those with gastroparesis. I still think through recipe as is will be helpful and I’m giving it A try, the taste I should good with the added ginger root!!

  10. Can we put the whole organic lemon in with all the other ingredients? I read that that is even better than the juice!

  11. The eat for your blood type diet suggest that blood type b do not consume cinnamon. Is the lemonade detox an exception or can something be taken in its place?

  12. Hello, Dr. Jockers: I love your website and often follow many of your suggestions. HOWEVER, is there any sort of substitute for using Cinnamon in so many healthy recipes and health products on the market? I am violently allergic to Cinnamon and would not even begin to consider using anything that contains even 1/32 of a teaspoon, let alone an entire teaspoon! PLEASE HELP! I am constantly bumping up against recipes and even essential oils blends that contain cinnamon, and am not eager to end up in the ICU at our local hospital! (Or worse!)

    Thanks kindly for ANY safe cinnamon substitution suggestions you can come up with! Oh, yes, and I also react to Cassia Oil and Ocotea, any of the various cinnamon varieties out there…

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