Smoothies

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Recently my son experienced a minor knee injury. The doctor said the time to heal was 2 weeks with no high impact sports and applying a topical anti-inflammatory medicine 3 times a day. It’s hard to keep any high energy person from their sport or movement so we followed those instructions and I thought I would use the added benefits of food to heal from within as well. So I composed this smoothie to start the day with. Every ingredient is high in immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory, vitamin and mineral packed goodness! Not to mention it’s super hydrating, fibre-rich and tastes good too. It’s a great breakfast smoothie if you feel parched in the morning as well.

I just love using aloe vera juice as base liquid to this smoothie as well as the well-known healing benefits of aloe it gives it a wonderful fresh floral scent but doesn’t taste like flowers.

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

  • Servings: 3-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A note on storing fresh turmeric and ginger: They freeze well so you can place them in a freezer bag and cut off a piece or shred it into whatever dish you need.

Ingredients

    • 1 large handful fresh spinach (about 1 cup)
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1 inch piece of ginger
    • 1 inch piece of turmeric
    • 1 stalk celery
    • 1/2 cucumber
    • 1 peeled lime
    • 1 cup pineapple (frozen or fresh)
    • 2 cups Aloe Vera juice
    • water to desired consistency

Blend till smooth in a high powered blender. Enjoy!

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