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Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie


Give this Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie (that’s really purple!) a try to help heal and calm the body.

Over the last few years, many studies have shown that inflammation contributes to a number of health conditions and symptoms. Things like skin rashes, digestive troubles, headaches and migraines, brain fog, fatigue, and more can often be attributed to inflammation.

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Foods that cause inflammation

The foods that cause inflammation won’t surprise you. Red meat, processed and preserved meats and sausage, dairy, gluten and white flours/starches, refined sugar, and preservatives top the list. A diet rich in these potent foods will most likely cause you to feel cruddy anyway. If you’re susceptible to inflammation, these things can make symptoms even worse.

Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie

What can you do? Consume a diet that is full of foods that fight inflammation is a good place to start.

Focus on foods that are very similar to a Mediterranean diet,  making it super doable for most people in the western world. Heck, I can get all of these things at my local grocery store! It’s hard to make excuses when it’s accessible, right? Here’s the list to focus on:

  • tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • leafy greens + cruciferous veggies
  • fruit, berries + other low glycemic fruits
  • citrus – lemons and oranges
  • fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids – salmon, sardines, mackerel
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • turmeric

Anti-inflammatory Recipes

Green smoothies can help tremendously if you’re struggling to add anti-inflammatory foods to your diet. I’m combine quite a few of the ingredients listed above into this smoothie recipe. It’s nutrient-packed and makes the perfect anti-inflammatory smoothie. If you haven’t been a smoothie fan yet, I hope this will make you reconsider. Smoothies are easy to make, consume, and even take with you.

Not sure if your blender can handle the greens? The key is to get rid of leafy chunks and blend quickly. If your current blender isn’t up to the task— no fear! The very best blenders don’t have to cost as much as you may think. In fact, check out this special deal that Vitamix and I have where you can get my favorite blender for less than $300 (including FREE shipping). The deal is so good, you can only see the actual price in your cart!

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Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Help calm your body and fight inflammation by blending up this vibrant anti-inflammatory smoothie that is loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and taste!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1/2 small beet (peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 orange (peeled)
  • 1 cup mixed berries (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (frozen)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated or chopped)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Place baby kale, beet, water, and orange into a blender.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Blend again until smooth.

Notes

  • Carrots can be substituted for the beets.
  • Mango can be substituted for the pineapple.

Keywords: inflammation smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie
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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 12.18.2017 | COMMENTS: 50

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  1. Sydney says:

    Are the beets raw or cooked?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hey Sydney! You can actually use either, it’s more of a personal preference. Raw beets are a bit more earthy while roasted or cooked beets have a slightly sweeter taste.

  2. Kim says:

    I made this, it tastes great, I also added a tablespoon of plain yogurt

  3. Cathy says:

    What out a recipe including cucmber & celery?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      We have one, Cathy. Here’s the link to that recipe: https://simplegreensmoothies.com/recipes/boost-immune-system 🙂

  4. Chrissy Kelly says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I am following a lectin-free diet to deal specifically with inflamation, The Plant Paradox plan, as I wrote you about.

    I will try it to see if alleviates my pain in my hands and shoulder from arthritis.

    I like that you give options, in case I don’t have everything right now and as both of those options are better for me, but this time I will have to try the pineapple and don’t have beets so I will do the mango!

    Love your website, have followed you since 2016 I believe and recommend you to everyone I possibly can!

    Thank you for coming up with this, per my request!

  5. erika saenz says:

    hello im pregnant can i take this smoothie ? my inflammation is a lil worst but i see it has 30 sugar is that lot , im trying to be careful with my sugar intake ?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Hi Erika! I would suggest speaking with your healthcare provider and/or nutritionist regarding your diet while pregnant. They know you + your body best! 🙂

  6. Daniel Brickell says:

    Really tasty. Been having this every night before bed.

  7. Brenda says:

    Tatse good.. hope it works on the inflamation.. thank you

  8. Esmeralda says:

    Muy bueno este articulo los tengo que aser sufro de artritis en una pierna gracias

  9. regs says:

    Love the color of it, looks so refreshing!

  10. Donna Sawchyn says:

    Hi Jen, just wondering if I have roasted the beets are they still beneficial in a smoothie? I assume you are using them raw. Thanks,
    Donna

  11. Barbara Graham says:

    Amanda, I know I have a lot of inflammation in my body. I have severe fibromyalgia and have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. The above Smoothie looks great but I know it’s too much sugar for me so I see you said to substitute a cup of berries for another cup of greens. 1) will it be too bitter for a newcomer and what should I add or take away for my Fibromyalgia. and 2) is there a list of smoothies for my issues for variety?
    Thank you,
    Barbara in MD

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Barbara,

      You can always just add less of the fruit and more of the greens with this recipe instead of adding the berries. You can always add in some dates or honey to naturally sweeten it up a little.
      Also, since we are not nutritionist we do not have a specific recommendation for you but I would suggest sticking with these ingredients to fight the inflammation.

      Hope that helps!

    • Jessica says:

      What blender do you use? I loved this, so tasty but need a large blender for 6 that makes the smooth smooth, I had lots of chunks from the beets and kale. Thanks

  12. Amanda says:

    Is the coconut oil an anti-inflammatory; was wondering if I can leave that out?

    Thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar Carissa says:

      Hey Amanda,

      Yes, the coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory so if you can tolerate it I would definitely keep that ingredient.

  13. Teresa says:

    Hello,
    I would like to try this shake, but I have an allergy to pineapple. Do you have any recomendations for a replacement?

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  23. Villa says:

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    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Villa,

      Great question! Dairy can be pretty tough on your digestion, for that reason you won’t find it in our recipes – especially our Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie above where we want to show your belly some extra love. Including dairy in your diet – is definitely a personal decision. For us here at Simple Green Smoothies we’ve found that diary doesn’t make our bodies feel great, and if you’re not reaching for organic milk you can find yourself drinking a lot of additives, and lastly – dairy is actually the #1 undiagnosed food allergy. Love dairy and the way it makes you feel? Then go for it – and try adding it to a green smoothie recipe. I’d just suggest skipping our Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie as this recipe specifically is designed to heal your gut!

  24. Christine says:

    Every time i use spinach in my smoothie i have heart burn

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Christine.

      Spinach not making your body happy? Swap out spinach for another leafy green you love! Here are a few of our favorites…

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/rotate-your-greens

  25. j says:

    Love your website and all the information! However, should there be a concern about the high levels of sugar and carbs that are in the recipes? How does this fit into an overall healthy lifestyle? THANKS

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi J,

      Great question. Each smoothie has 3 cups of fruit in it, and it is recommended that an adult has 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit a day. When you drink 16oz of our green smoothie recipe you will be meeting, or just under your daily intake for fruit. If you feel like that is too much fruit, feel free to do 2 cups of fruit in each smoothie with 3 cups of leafy greens. Hope that helps. 🙂

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/low-sugar-fruits

      https://simplegreensmoothies.com/fruit-and-vegetable-nutrition

  26. Andi says:

    I tried this one today. It was first time I’ve used Kale. Having just completed the 10 day kickstart. I really enjoyed the kick the ginger gave it and I love fresh beetroot anyway. I had 2 servigs cos my hubby wasn’t keen. So now I’m stuffed like a little piggy 🙂

  27. Strahinja says:

    Hi,i have one question and i wanna know what do you think about it,i heard some rumors that when you blend your food you lose fiber and nutrition from it,personally i dont believe in that especially if you use a high power blender that can blend all food in 30s,i searched on internet and i cant find any studies that confirm that rumors,but i want to know your thoughts about it 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Strahinja,

      Great question! We do believe that nutrients begin to “go away” and oxalate, but we don’t believe this happens right away. Our stance is that green smoothies stay good for you for up to two days, as long as they are in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

      And while some nutrients may oxalate before you finish your green smoothie. If green smoothies help you add leafy greens + healthy nutrients to your body, we say some nutrients are better than no nutrients at all. #win!

      • Joanna says:

        Amanda, I’d like to make a correction to your reply to Strahinja. I believe you meant to say ‘oxidize’ instead of “oxalate” ~calcium oxalate is a crystal found often in urine and is a common cause of urinary/bladder/kidney stones.

        Respectfully, Joanna B.

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