Wicked Green Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Wicked Green Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Last updated: January 2022

Sip your way to satisfaction with glorious greens! This immune-boosting blend is powered by ginger—a natural anti-inflammatory and antiviral food source. Plus, this root can help mitigate certain belly-bloating symptoms associated with IBS.1 Ginger also adds a warm yet spicy note that gives an undeniable depth of flavor in every sip. This slurpy snack equally contains kiwi fruit, which can aid in relieving constipation helping those with IBS-C.2 Not to mention, it adds an abundant yet wholesome source of vitamin C!3 Finally, the kale content also packs a fiber-filled yet low FODMAP punch that keeps your energy and hunger levels smooth(ie) sailing between meals. Go greens!

Makes: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for green anti-inflammatory smoothie

  • 2 green kiwis
  • 1-2 tbsp ginger chunks
  • 1 cup of Lacinato kale
  • Juice of one small lime
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 5 ice cubes

Directions for green anti-inflammatory smoothie

  1. In blender, add kiwis, ginger, kale, lime juice, water, and ice cubes.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

References:

  1. Yunyoung, K. Ginger Extra Supresses Inflammatory Response and Maintains Barrier Function in Humon Colonic Epithelial Caco-2 Cells Exposed to Inflammatory Mediators. Retrieved from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28369951/
  2. Chang CC, Lin YT, Lu YT, Liu YS, Liu JF. Kiwifruit improves bowel function in patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2010;19(4):451-7. PMID: 21147704.
  3. National Institute of Health. Fact Sheet for Health Professionals: Vitamin C. Retrieved from: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/

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Nutrition facts

Serving Size

  • calories: 134kcal
  • carbohydrates: 32g
  • fat: 1g
  • fiber: 6g
  • potassium: 814mg
  • protein: 4g
  • sodium: 34mg
  • sugar: 13g
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