If you’re looking for an anti inflammatory green smoothie recipe that uses everyday ingredients and tastes good, then you’re in luck. That’s exactly what I’m sharing with you today, but with a tropical twist.
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Anti Inflammatory Green Smoothie
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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 (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.
There are many anti inflammatory foods to add to your diet to help ease symptoms of inflammatory conditions. Here are some of my favorites:
- Dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collard greens, swiss chard).
- Fruits: berries, cherries, red grapes, pineapples, avocados.
- Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Olive oil.
- Nuts: almonds, walnuts, pistachios, cashews.
- Spices: turmeric, cinnamon.
- Dark chocolate (in moderation, 80%+).
- Water and green tea
Green Smoothie Ingredients
- Spinach: a source of iron, anti-cancer.
- Hemp seeds: high in protein, high in Omega3 (which can work as an anti-inflammatory and has numerous other health benefits).
- Chia seeds: a source of Omega 3, fiber.
- Turmeric: anti Inflammatory, stabilizes mast cells, and prevents histamine release.
- Coconut oil: low histamine, antimicrobial.
I love that this recipe is a way to sneak in some extra veggies. It’s one of my secrets to eating more vegetables.
What blender to use for a green smoothie
This recipe doesn’t require a super charged high motor blender. The only “tough” ingredient is the frozen pineapple. That being said, you want a fast blender to help the spinach turn to liquid.
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, but you have a food processor give that a try!
Frequently Asked Questions
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).
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.
Yes! Of course! You can try cashew milk, coconut milk (not canned), soy, etc. Just ensure that it’s unsweetened.
Thanks to the fruits and vegetables (and chia) one serving has 10g of fiber! That’s HUGE (most women require 25g a day).
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.
Anti Inflammatory Recipes
- Turmeric Chicken Stir Fry
- Chicken Zoodle Soup
- Mocha Chia Seed Pudding
- Roasted Moroccan Carrots
- Strawberry Cauliflower Smoothie
If you’re lost on how to get started with eating anti-inflammatory foods, I have put together a 5-day healing diet plan. You can learn more about it here.
Anti Inflammatory Green Smoothie
- 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.