Alkaline Recipe #166: The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

by Energise Ross

One Simple Smoothie That’s an Anti-Inflammatory POWERHOUSE!

anti-inflammatory smoothie

After I posted my Anti-Inflammation Diet Guide yesterday I have been overwhelmed with the response! 130,000+ people read the post in 24 hours and it spread like wildfire over Facebook!

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—> Send me some Anti-Inflammatory Recipes, Ross!

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These natural ingredients WORK!

This is a delicious, alkaline-rich, incredibly anti-inflammatory smoothie that will knock your socks off.

No special ingredients or funky kit – it’s simple food used for it’s raw, delicious power.

Many studies have shown natural foods, especially ginger and turmeric to be MORE effective than prescription drugs (especially NSAIDs) in fighing inflammation!

This research from the Journal of Phytotherapy Research in 2012 found that when comparing turmeric to the NSAID diclofenac:

Interestingly, the curcumin group showed the highest percentage of improvement and these scores were significantly better than the patients in the diclofenac sodium group.

More importantly, curcumin treatment was found to be safe and did not relate with any adverse events. Our study provides the first evidence for the safety and superiority of curcumin treatment in patients with active RA, and highlights the need for future large-scale trials to validate these findings in patients with RA and other arthritic conditions.

Other research in the journal Surgical Neurology International found that:

Although nonsteroidal medications can be effective, herbs and dietary supplements may offer a safer, and often an effective, alternative treatment for pain relief, especially for long-term use.

There is a lot of conclusive evidence that turmeric, ginger and the other foods discussed in my guide earlier in the week are all safe and effective at supporting inflammation with none of the side effects commonly associated with NSAIDs.

The Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 inch of fresh ginger, grated
1 inch of fresh turmeric, grated
Handful of baby spinach
Handful of watercress (or rocket/arugula)
1 small soft avocado
1/2 capsicum
Big handful of flat-leaf parsley and/ or coriander
1 cup coconut water (or filtered water)
Big pinch of cayenne
Pinch of salt

Instructions

1. Grate the roots into the blender and add the avocado and coconut water
2. Blend this to form a base
3. Next add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth

I hope you love this!

I try to have these ingredients as much as possible anyway, but this is a perfect way to get all of these incredible anti-inflammatory ingredients in one delicious smoothie!

If you do have any inflammation, try having this juice daily along with your regular diet for a few weeks – you might get a whole lot more energy too!

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vera krivitsky July 24, 2014 at 9:27 pm

So many great questions. Would be nice, if Ross answered them. Thanks a lot.

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Jaqueda Pruitt June 9, 2014 at 9:48 am

Hello Ross
I live in the usa, do you know how I can get fresh turmeric root?

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CD September 13, 2014 at 10:03 am

Jaqueda,
Turmeric root is normally to be found in standard Indian stores / food provision shops in most cities.
Be wary of pre-ground versions of Turmeric, as these can be either contaminated with other cheaper ingredients (often by capsule makers) or stale / dried out and valueless healthwise.
Hope this helps.
Christopher

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Karen June 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Hi Ross,
I follow and love your recipes, but just like v.m. mentioned turmeric is a definite no go with my frequent gerd and heartburn problems :-( Any suggestions for replacement?
Also does it matter what colour capsicum I use?
Many thanks

Guys, if you live in UK you can get fresh turmeric in Morrisons! They have it in stock all the time. ;-)

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Jo June 7, 2014 at 11:49 pm

Hi I’m after receipes or smoothies for menopause. Hot flashes sleepless nights. Do you recommend anything. Pleaseeee!

Jo

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v.m. June 7, 2014 at 3:13 am

this is great for most but my personal experience with capsicum and turmeric are that they burn severely if you have any stomach issues like gerd or heartburn. what else can be used instead of these two? I have a condition called barretts esophagus and nothing can fix it im told not even surgery to correct a birth defect that caused it.

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jeanerre June 7, 2014 at 1:06 am

Do you grate just the inside of these, or do you leave the tough outer skin on also?

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Bev June 6, 2014 at 6:20 pm

I assume ‘capsicum’ is some kind of pepper? If so, I would have to use a small amount as spicy foods give me gas.

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Rae June 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm

What is capsicum? Isn’t it a nightshade plant? Nightshade cause more inflammation? I have been avoiding potatoes, peppers and tomatoes beaches they are nightshades.

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Diane Hendler June 6, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Hi Ross!
I’m not sure what this means in your recipe:
1/2 capsicum

Is it missing an amount, like 1/2 teaspoon?
:)

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Julie June 9, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Diane, I am wondering the same thing. 1/2 of a pepper? 1/2 teaspoon? 1/2 Tablespoon?

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Pamela Killick-Calver June 14, 2014 at 8:07 am

Capsicum is bell pepper – so, half a bell pepper.

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Energise Ross June 19, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Thanks Pamela :)

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Silke June 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

I live in the UK but have never seen fresh turmeric root. Any tips/advice on where to find this? Otherwise same question as Julie – can you use powdered turmeric instead? Thanks!

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hazel June 7, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Hi Silke You can get fresh turmeric from abel and cole on their website

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julie Rutter June 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Well Ross, you came up with this at EXACTLY the right time!
Just took a fall on the stairs – lots of past sports injuries so
Now my one knee just gives out every so often.
I will be very interested to see how this smoothie works.
Just one question- i don’t know where to get whole tumeric
Locally. Can I use powdered? Thanx a million for all you do.
Love, julie

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Tina June 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

Hi Julie depending on where you live most Pakistani/Indian grocers sell fresh turmeric!
My sister sent me the link to this recipe can’t wait to try it!

Good luck
T

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Royston June 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Smoothie sounds great, have you got one for rheumatism

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