Green Smoothie: Inflammation Crusher

by Sasha on February 20, 2013

This smoothie has a purpose! I call it my inflammation crusher! How does that sound? You are probably thinking that you don’t want drink something with a name like that, but I can assure you that it is quite yummy. I do make it a little bit different each time depending on what I have in my fridge. However here is what is normally in it.

Inflammation Crusher

I have been loving this green smoothie so much because it is fresh and light. It has even replaced my standard morning chocolate blueberry super food smoothie. One of the reasons that I love this green smoothie is that I know that it is jam packed with extra goodness. I am all about getting the most nutrition into each glass of goodness. It is filled with ingredients to help digestion, inflammation, joints and more. Not to mention a whole bunch of other things like being filled with fibre, vitamins, antioxidants, memory and  more….

Ingredients:

2-3 cups of water

1-2 piece of fresh ginger

1/4- 1/2 tsp tumeric  to start ( you can do more if you like which is what I do)

1-2 cups to taste pineapple

large handful of leafy greens (I personally like one big handful of kale but a combination of greens would work)

1 frozen banana ( alternatively dates or raw honey can be used-but the frozen banana makes it creamy smooth)

aloe vera (optional but great to include)

Add all ingredients into the blender and process till smooth. Taste and adjust accordingly. I don’t like things to sweet so one banana is fine for me but you may want more. Play around with it and use what you have in the fridge. Today I added a handful of cilantro!

As many of you know I kind of fly by the seat of my pants in the kitchen often not measuring  and going by feel and taste instead. For this smoothie your sweetness will depend a lot on your pineapple and how ripe it is. If you are new to a lot of these ingredients you might want to just add one in at a time to your smoothie if you are sensitive to new ingredients. If you are a regular green smoothie drinking  go for it!

Blend up and enjoy!  Give it a try and let me know what you think? How can you take your average smoothie up a notch?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

kimmythevegan February 20, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Mmmm looks and sounds delicious!!!

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Sasha February 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Thanks Kim,

Let me know if you try it. It would be great for those who are working out:)

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Susan July 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm

How much aloe do you add? And when adding kale, do you include the stalk, or take the leaf only and discard the stalk?

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Sasha July 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Hi Susan,

Great to hear from you. I started by using small amounts of aloe around 1/4 cup. About the size of your palm. Make sure to peel all the green off. When I used kale for my smoothies I use everything. However you need a high speed powerful blender. If your blender is not high speed I would take out the stocks. Hope that helps. Let me know how yours turns out.

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