This green smoothie is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can be made using several variations.

Updated: Jan 28


By ALEXIS ROCHESTER


I have been making this smoothie for years and it is a reader favorite too.


It combines scientific ingredients proven to combat inflammation. There are some variations I like depending on the season, but the base is always the same.


When I am dealing with an RA flareup, I make this smoothie daily.


Ingredients:


1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk


1 scoop of protein powder (I use plant based or bone broth protein)


2 tsp lemon powder (or 1/2 lemon peel)


1/2 frozen banana


1 pitted date

1 tsp cinnamon


1 tablespoon ground flax seeds


1 cup loosed packed spinach


1 scoop super food greens


Water to thin

Variations:


1 cup fruit of choice (change depending on season or preference)


Cocoa powder if using chocolate protein


Add unsweetened coconut flakes with coconut milk if using pineapple, mango, or other tropical fruit.


Add a scoop of collagen to this if you want something additional for joint health.

Directions:


Blend well until smooth. You can eliminate the spinach if using the super food green powder, but I like to use both.


The original recipe uses alkaline water, but you can use any water to thin the smoothie if you don’t want it as thick. You can even add more milk. This is completely your preference on how you like the consistency.

The date is also optional, but it adds sweetest and the best flavor. Plus, dates are really great for you, but If you watch sugar content, leave them out.


Don’t forget to head to our blog post about this recipe to learn the science behind each ingredient.

Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.