I’m super excited to share with you a fantastic smoothie recipe for inflammation and joint pain. I’ve been making it almost every day. It’s packed with nutrients, vitamins and anti-inflammatory properties.
When it comes to healing inflammation and helping your body heal and regenerate, nutrition is KEY. There are so many things you can start introducing into your diet. In fact, I did a whole video on anti-inflammatory foods and supplements you can watch here. But I understand that it’s hard to keep track of all the things you need to take in throughout the day.
A great way to get all the things you need at once is to make a smoothie. You can add almost anything you want (as long as it’s food) and you’ve made yourself a nutrient-packed drink that’ll give you tons of energy and contains all that you need. I have a list of non-negotiable that I add to my smoothies and I always try to stick to it 90% (in case I’m missing an ingredient or two).
Here’s my list of non-negotiable
- Turmeric. You can also get the powder one. This is the brand that I’ve used before.
- Healthy fats (avocado/coconut oil/almond butter)
- Flax meal (fiber)
Anything extra is a bonus!
I’m using a green base (spinach). But you can use kale or even lettuce (lettuce is surprisingly so delicious in smoothies, I’m not kidding ya haha)
I always like to add a protein base like greek yogurt or hemp seeds. In this case, I ran out of greek yogurt so I’m just using hemp hearts. But you can totally add a protein powder as well!
Extras you can add
- You can add Aloe Vera juice/gel to this. Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties as well. And by the way, I have another smoothie post where I use aloe vera and you can check it out here as well.
- Protein Powder
- Almond milk
- Greek yogurt
- Almond butter
- Coconut oil
Green Smoothie Recipe For Inflammation
Just a quick note, you can add an additional fruit to add sweetness. I personally add stevia but the apple works for me just fine. The list of ingredients is below the video!
- Spinach (two handfuls)
- Parsley, 1/2 cup
- 1/4 Avocado
- Hemp hearts