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Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

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Inflammation has a wide range of causes, and is often disguised as anything from weight gain to skin problems, headaches to depression.

Here’s a green smoothie recipe that’s packed with nutrients and ingredients that have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. For a little more substance, try adding in a plant based or brown rice all natural protein powder.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 handful of arugula
  • 1 handful of spinach and kale
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups of coconut water and/or green tea
  • 1/2 tsp. of ground turmeric powder or 1/2 inch fresh turmeric root
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • *optional scoop vegan and gluten-free protein powder
  • water and ice to blend.

Directions

Blend ingredients. Top it with chia seeds and a handful of walnuts. Enjoy!