Inflammation in the joints and severe pain are the most common symptoms of Psoriatic arthritis. This inflammation will not go away and makes the joints stiff and painful. You can modify your diet and make changes to your lifestyle to feel some relief from painful symptoms. You have to give up quite a few of your favorite food and an occasional food craving is normal. One of the most common cravings is for sugar. Here are a few recipes that cater to your sugar craving and are equally safe for your condition. These recipes have natural ingredients that can be added to the diet of the patient with psoriatic arthritis.
Ginger carrot smoothie
Blend 1 cup of almond milk, ½-cup fresh carrot juice, and 1-cup fresh or frozen banana, 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, 1 tsp of ground turmeric ½-cup mango and ½ orange. You can have this as for breakfast or even as a snack. This smoothie with natural ingredients can be included in the diet.
Pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromelain that is beneficial for arthritis treatment. This is a low calorie, no sugar, and vitamin-rich drink. Remember to use fresh fruits and vegetables. Freeze vegetables carefully to avoid any bacterial infection. Avoid store-bought frozen or canned fruits or vegetables.
Blend 1/3 cup each of dark cherries, strawberries, and blueberries along with a cup of orange juice. Blend until smooth. You can enjoy this as much as you can when berries are in season.
Chop almonds or use almond meal. Mix a small amount of melted butter and vanilla extract. Press the mixture tightly into tart molds. Melt dark chocolate and add chopped fruit of your choice. Berries or nectarines go well with these recipes. Pour this dark chocolate mixture on the almond and freeze.
Low-fat apple and blueberry crumble
Make thin slices of 5 apples and 1-cup raspberries and arrange in a greased baking tray. Pour 2 cups of apple juice over the fruits. Mix 2 cups of rolled oats, 2 tbsp of brown sugar, 2 tsp of ground cinnamon, and ½ tsp ground cloves. Mix 2 tbsp of butter with the mixture and make a mixture resembling breadcrumbs. Cover the fruits with this crumble mixture and bake in a preheated oven of 350º for about 35 minutes or until the crumble, a coating is evenly brown.
Place 1 cup of long-grained rice (soaked for 20 minutes), 2 cups of water and a pinch of salt in a pot and cook for about 30 minutes on low heat. Stir in between so that the rice does not stick or burn. Once the water is absorbed, add 3 cups of rice milk, 1/3 cup of brown sugar and cook for about 10 minutes. Keep stirring the mixture. If you want the pudding thick, you can add some potato starch to water, mix and add to the pudding. You can add ½ tsp of cinnamon and a pinch of cardamom if you like the flavors. Keep in the refrigerator and serve it chilled with blueberry sauce.