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Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie

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If you’re looking for an anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe that uses everyday ingredients and tastes delicious, then you’re in luck! This healthy green smoothie recipe’s packed with fresh and frozen fruit, leafy greens, filling seeds, and immune-boosting ingredients like turmeric and coconut oil.

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Updated from the original posting in April 2020.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

When I was in the Culinary Nutrition Program, I had an assignment to develop recipes and a meal plan for a specific condition. I decided to focus on chronic urticaria (aka chronic hives), as it’s something that I live with and wanted to know more about.

At the end of my assignment, I created a 5-day healing meal plan that is full of anti-inflammatory recipes to help minimize and soothe chronic hives.

I knew I wanted to add a simple smoothie that was full of powerful ingredients, and that’s how this anti inflammatory green smoothie was born!

Not only does it help soothe inflammatory issues like chronic hives, but it’s absolutely delicious, super filling, and leaves you feeling energized. I also love that this anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe is a way to sneak in some extra veggies. In fact, it’s one of my secrets to eating more vegetables!

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Watch and Learn

Are you more of a visual learner? Then check out this video tutorial! It shows how to make this healthy green smoothie step by step.

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What Are Anti-Inflammatory Foods?

There are many anti inflammatory foods that you can add to your diet to ease the symptoms of inflammatory conditions. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Dark leafy greens like kale, spinach, collard greens, and Swiss chard
  • Fruits like berries, cherries, red grapes, pineapples, and avocados
  • Coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Nuts like almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and cashews (raw is preferable)
  • Spices like turmeric and cinnamon
  • Dark chocolate (in moderation; 80%+)
  • Water and unsweetened green tea
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  • Apple
  • Pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • Spinach (a great source of iron with cancer-fighting properties)
  • Hemp seeds (They’re high in protein and high in Omega3, which can work as an anti-inflammatory and has numerous other health benefits.)
  • Chia seeds (a great source of Omega 3 and fiber)
  • Turmeric (This spice is naturally anti-inflammatory, stabilizes mast cells, and prevents histamine release.)
  • Coconut oil (low histamine and antimicrobial)


This recipe doesn’t require a super-charged high-motor blender because the only “tough” ingredient is the frozen pineapple. That being said, you do want a fast blender to help the spinach turn to liquid and to make sure everything is completely incorporated.

I have a Vitamix 7500. I love it, but they’re not the cheapest things out there. A Ninja Blender would work great for a lower-cost option.

If you don’t have a blender, then a food processor would also work!

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How To Make It

This healthy green smoothie recipe is so incredible simple to make!

  • First, add the almond milk and spinach to a high-speed blender and blend for a minute or two until it’s completely liquified. I find that if you blend the spinach and liquid before you add the rest, you won’t find pieces of spinach in your smoothie.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into your preferred glass, and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

  • If time allows, consider dividing portions of these green smoothie ingredients into individual baggies and freezing them ahead of time. This not only makes the process easier because you can just dump and blend them, but freezing everything means your smoothie will be colder when you drink it.
  • Add or swap more fruits and veggies! I used apples, pineapples, and spinach, but you could also use other anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting ingredients like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, mangoes, kiwis, bananas, kale, arugula, and parsley.
  • Add some fresh ginger and garlic for more spice, flavor, and health benefits!
  • If you’re out of chia and hemp seeds, you could use any seeds or nuts to make this green smoothie recipe more filling. Almonds, pepitas, and flax seeds are great options!
  • Or throw in your favorite protein powder!

Storage and Freezing Instructions

Store this prepared anti-inflammatory smoothie in your fridge in a sealed container for up to 3 days. It’s great for meal-prepping ahead of a busy week! Just make sure to give it a good shake before drinking, as the ingredients will likely separate.

Make a big batch of this green smoothie recipe and then freeze the leftovers to blend later as desired. I like to freeze it in an ice cube tray and then put those cubes in a large, freezer-safe plastic bag. Store for up to 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this green smoothie recipe sweet?

If you’re used to super sweet smoothies, this may be a little bit of a change for you. You can add another 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple or add honey or maple syrup (one teaspoon at a time).

What kind of almond milk should I use?

I use unsweetened original almond milk. I typically buy the Silk or Kirkland Organic brand. Or here’s how to make almond milk at home.

Can I use a different kind of milk?

Yes! Of course! You can try cashew milk, coconut milk (not canned), soy, etc. Just ensure that it’s unsweetened.

Is this anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe high in fiber?

Thanks to the fruits and vegetables (and chia) one serving has 10g of fiber! That’s HUGE (most women require 25g a day).

How do I blend the spinach so that it’s smooth?

One of my biggest tips is to blend your liquid and your spinach together FIRST before you add the rest of the ingredients. This prevents chunks of spinach leaves floating around.

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More Anti-Inflammatory Recipes

Don’t forget to check out these spinach smoothie recipes for more ways to sneak in veggies.

Don’t forget, if you’re looking to establish healthy habits (like adding more vegetables to your diet in fun and tasty ways) be sure to secure a spot in the 21 Days to a Healthy Habits Challenge.

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If you're looking for an anti inflammatory green smoothie recipe that uses healthy, everyday ingredients and tastes good, this is it. This is a great breakfast or snack if you're following an anti inflammatory diet and that requires low histaime ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
1 person


  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 granny smith apple cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup pineapple frozen
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  • Add the almond milk and spinach to a high-speed blender and blend. I find that if you blend the spinach and liquid before you add the rest, you won’t find pieces of spinach in your smoothie.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.


Not sweet enough? Try a little honey or maple syrup a teaspoon at a time until you reach your desired sweetness.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 347kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 11gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 539mgPotassium: 619mgFiber: 10gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 5802IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 577mgIron: 5mg
AuthorRanda Derkson

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  1. Hi Randa, I love this recipe. How many servings is it? I would like to know for the nutritional info and I like to divide and freeze per serving. Thanks!

  2. Great article and video! I loved the way you showed how simple it can be to make a tasty anti-inflammatory smoothie.

  3. Looks very nutritious, love smoothie like that.
    Sometimes I don’t know what to put in my smoothies. Keep making them.

    1. H Carol, I’m so glad to hear from you. You know, there are no rules to smoothies. One of my favorites would be whatever fruit I have in my freezer (pineapple, berries, etc), frozen cauliflower, a tsp of chia seeds, and liquid. Give it a try!

    1. A lot of foods have naturally occurring sodium, there is nothing added to this recipe. That being said, the nutrition calculator on blogs are not always accurate. There could be a discrepancy for sure. When I add the ingredients on MyFitnessPal the sodium is reduced to 321.2mg. Here in Canada it is suggested we have 1500-2300mcg of sodium a day so this fits in with those guidelines for balanced throughout the day 🙂 Feel free to adjust the recipe as needed to make it work for you.

  4. I am on weight watchers and the points for the anti-inflamatory smoothie is 14! Some of your other recipes as well are very high. Does this mean it is not what I should be eating or am I on the wrong program?

    1. Hey Dona,

      This is a great question! Thanks for asking.

      As a nutritionist, I am not a fan of WW. It puts too many foods in a box. As you can see in this recipe, the ingredients are healthful recipes that serve your body and only 347 calories with a whopping 10 grams of fiber (we need 25g a day at minimum as women).

      WW is a spin off of calories but I find it labels more foods as good and bad (which is something I teach my clients doesn’t exist, food is not moral). Our body knows energy, which is what a calorie is. When you eat more than you burn in a day, you gain. When you eat less you lose. I cannot tell you what to do as I don’t know your history or anything but I encourage you to not fear any foods, especially whole based foods like fruits, veggies, proteins, and grains <3 If you have any more questions feel free to email me or reach out on Instagram @RandaNutrition.

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