Bye Bye Inflammation Smoothie

Start your day crowding in nutrient-rich foods to help reduce inflammation, improve energy, and control your sugar cravings.

Reduce inflammation with delicious smoothies

Did you know that inflammation is connected to the majority of diseases of our time? And things like belly fat, headaches and migraines, joint pain, skin and digestive issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol are signs of inflammation.  Learn how to eat to reduce it and you’ll feel so much better.  At its core – healthy eating done right does exactly that.

Start Your Day Strong

One of the most important ways to reduce inflammation is to focus on the quality of foods you are eating. You want to make half of what you eat a day vegetables and fruits. The nutrients help fight inflammation and provide the ingredients your body needs to THRIVE. It’s pretty simple, actually, your job is to get more good stuff in and a breakfast smoothie is a fast and easy way to do it. We’ve had folks who go through our program say it’s changed how they feel and is a key part of their morning routine. It’s kind of a win win. You pull in good stuff and who doesn’t love a delicious smoothie? My kids fight over who gets to make it in the morning 🙂

What You Put In It Matters

Be careful. Not all smoothies are the same. Your goal is to crowd in the greens and the blueberries and you need to make it cold and sweet enough so you’ll enjoy it. Protein is essential (slows the release of sugar) and helps control your body’s insulin response. We recommend you choose non-dairy sources of protein (nut butters, nuts, hemp seeds) – as milk, yogurt and kefir can be harder to digest and negatively impact inflammation. And AVOID fruit juices – they are loaded with sugar that you just don’t need.

A green smoothie is a fast and easy way to get the greens and blueberries into you (takes 2 minutes). Learn how to assemble a yummy berry and green smoothie with this video and use the “Green Smoothies for Breakfast” sheet and get blending!

Make your own: The elements of a delicious smoothie

  1. Liquid/base  – water, almond milk, milk, yogurt
    • 1 cup
  2. Greens – washed and include stems (if using a powerful blender)
    • As much as you can handle!  Start with 1 cup and gradually add more!
  3. Berries – all kinds, preferably frozen and organic
    • 1 ½ cups
  4. Other fruits – all kinds, like pears, mango, apples, oranges
    • Whole fruit (peeled and cored if desired)
  5. Sweeteners – pick one: banana, dates, agave, or stevia
  6. Cold note – ice, or frozen fruits
  7. Protein – Hemp seeds (vegan), nuts, nut butters, yogurt
    • 2 Tbsp
    • It’s important to include protein, it will help you stay full longer
    • If using yogurt – see “liquid/base” for measurements

Savory Living Smoothie Recipes

Sue’s Staple – Greens + Berries

  • 1 cup packed kale
  • ½ banana cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries)
  • 1 pitted date
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • Large scoop almond butter
  • 1 cup water

Greens + Peach Creamsicle

  • 1 cup packed greens
  • 1 frozen ripe banana, broken into chunks
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peaches
  • 1 pitted date
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds

Greens + Cocoa Indulgence

  • 1 cup packed greens
  • 2 frozen ripe bananas, broken into chunks
  • 1 ¼ cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pitted date (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds

Greens + Pears + Berries

  • 1 cup packed greens
  • 1 frozen ripe banana, broken into chunks
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large ripe pear
  • 1 cup berries
  • 1 pitted date
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds

PDF & Printable Version of Recipes:

Green Smoothies for Breakfast Sheet

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