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Recipe: Beets, Apple, Carrot Juice

Those of you that frequent the Nutrition section know that I extol the virtues of beets and carrots for sickle cell management. These two vegetables are high in thiocynate, which has been shown to reduce sickling. Carrots are a natural anti-oxidant, which prevents a multitude of other health problems. Alone juicing these veggies have me going ick, ick, but throw in some apples, and you’ve got the sickle cell elixir of health. Here is the recipe:


    3 Carrots
    2 Small Beets
    2 Small Apples

Wash all ingredients thoroughly and cut into pieces. Press alternate chunks of beets, carrot and apple through juicer. Drink immediately. May flavor with nutmeg or lemon to improve taste. Enjoy and stay pain free.

Makes approximately 16 oz.

Number of Servings: 1


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Sickle Cell Warrior

Sickle Cell Warrior

Tosin is dedicated to perpetuating healthy and positive messages about sickle cell. Although sickle cell is a subject often taboo in the communities this condition is most prevalent, Tosin's message is that sickle cell is not something to be ashamed of and you can live a rich and fulfilling life with sickle cell. Sickle cell warriors are the most amazing people in the world, with a great fortitude for compassion, willpower and strength.

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  1. Bridget Reynolds
    Bridget Reynolds July 20, 20:16

    Good recipe. I love beets. For those using beets, please seek organic only. I was watching a documentary on migrant workers. One worker featured was employed to conduct weed control manually, but was being replaced by Roundup, the weed killer.

    Mostly every farm he traveled to was using Roundup. The crop? Beets. The beets were genetically modified such that in conjunction with the use of Roundup, prevented weeds from growing. From one beet lover to another, please go organic. We especially must be aware of environmental influences upon our bodies. From now on I will spend the extra on organic if I must cut back somewhere else in my food budget.

    Stay well

  2. Sickle Cell Warrior
    Sickle Cell Warrior Author August 08, 02:31

    @Bridget, thanks for the information. I agree that organic is the way to go, but i still have to figure out how to afford it on limited budgets…

  3. dingding
    dingding March 02, 11:13

    Pls what’s the local name for beets in nigeria.? And where can i get it here. I want to get it and juice it for my 5 year old son who’s also a warrior. Thanks

  4. Alhasani
    Alhasani September 16, 06:16

    Iam sickle thalissema aniema

  5. dwayne
    dwayne January 03, 05:26

    how often is the worrior supposed to take this son is only 2yrs old

  6. Sickle Cell Warrior
    Sickle Cell Warrior Author April 17, 21:32

    @Dwayne, I drink it every other day. Drink it fresh, don’t keep it in the fridge or it will lose its viability. It’s so good and helps me so much!

  7. yatel
    yatel May 13, 02:35

    Please my son is only 1year old.can I give it to him and how do we call it Ghanaian language.thank you

  8. Sickle Cell Warrior
    Sickle Cell Warrior Author June 13, 01:31

    @PatienceAnsah, you can give it to your son. I give the beets, apple and carrot juice to my boys and they are the same age. It is called beetroot in Ghana.

  9. diandra
    diandra August 30, 07:57

    Yaa i have offten given to my little princes and she is doing well together with the folic acid

  10. Sickle Cell Warrior
    Sickle Cell Warrior Author September 16, 11:28

    THis is my favorite drink. I also like the green apple/kale/spinach smoothie.

  11. eljay
    eljay September 20, 07:25

    In nigeria it is beetroot too. But how can I get organic in nigeria

  12. alico
    alico February 05, 01:05

    thanks for this post .pls am worried about my sons yellow eyes please what do i use

  13. Alayo
    Alayo May 16, 16:25

    Your glad I found this site. the information is too encouraging and life giving. my daughter is eleven, she’s asmathic as well. in my quest to look for natural aid and I found this site.

  14. Benjamin2x
    Benjamin2x March 21, 19:08

    I’m a 50 year old man with ss sickle cell and I usually juice 1 medium size beet, 4 celery sticks and 3 to 4 carrot sticks.

  15. Sunshine
    Sunshine April 04, 11:18

    My little boy is 1 year old. What’s the dosage for such an age? Secondly, what do I give him to improve his appetite?

  16. kayla
    kayla June 07, 08:38

    Regarding your comment, I am new to this site, thanks for all the teachings. God bless you.

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