Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie

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Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie to help reduce inflammation and help digestion

There’s nothing better than a low carb, icy and cold green smoothie in the warmer months.

If you’re looking for a smoothie with anti-inflammatory ingredients, then look no further than this Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie!

This recipe comes straight out of my Thrive in 5 Anti-Inflammatory meal plan and it’s an easy on-the-go breakfast (or lunch) when you’re pressed for time and still want to have something better-for-you than convenience food through the drive thru.

Green smoothies with turmeric are great for inflammation

Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Pineapple

This green smoothie is super easy to make and calls for a short list of anti-inflammatory ingredients. Here is what you’ll need to get started:

Anti Inflammatory Smoothies with Turmeric

As I mention above, turmeric is one of the ingredients of this anti inflammatory green smoothie.

Along with turmeric, there’s also a pinch of black pepper (do NOT skip this ingredient) as it helps with the absorption of the turmeric.

Plus, black pepper is known for its antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Turmeric and black pepper are a powerful combination of anti-inflammatory ingredients to include into your green smoothie

Anti Inflammatory Smoothies for the 17 Day Diet

If you’re eating low carb on the 17 Day Diet, you can definitely have this smoothie starting on cycle 3 when the non-dairy milk and fruit is approved.

Like I mention earlier, I feature this smoothie recipe in my Anti-Inflammatory edition of my Thrive in 5 series that we use for mini 5-day challenges.

This Thrive in 5 meal plan is a hybrid plan, which means I intentionally use ingredients from all three cycles of the 17 Day Diet in one plan.

However, if you want to use this smoothie on Cycle 1, you can easily swap out a few ingredients for approved ones as follows:

  • Use plain yogurt instead of almond milk (use non-dairy variety to keep it dairy free)
  • Use blueberries as your main fruit
  • Skip the chia seed (although I personally feel they are OK for all cycles)

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you check out my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List for all the info!

You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).

Green Smoothie for Inflammation for the 17 Day Diet

Can I have a green smoothie on the Kickstart Diet?

Yes, you can definitely have green smoothies while on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet. You can have this smoothie starting on the 3-Day Scrub Phase with a few modifications as follows:

  • Unsweetened coconut or flax milk (instead of almond milk)
  • Blueberries as your fruit

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed during each phase, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

Anti Inflammatory Smoothie Keto

If you’re on the Keto Diet, this recipe can be used with a few modifications as follows:

  • Blueberries as your main fruit

If you’re new to Keto or need a refresher on Keto low carb foods, make sure you check out my Keto Diet Food List.

Anti-Inflammatory turmeric and black pepper in a dairy free green smoothie is a perfect combo

More Low Carb Smoothie Recipes

Are smoothies your jam? If so,  here are a few other low carb smoothie recipes to check out!

Did you enjoy this green anti-inflammatory smoothie? If so, make sure you come back to review the recipe card below. If you’re on social, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your smoothie creation! 

Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie with Pineapple

Green smoothies with turmeric are great for inflammation
Yield: 1 Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

This Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie with Pineapple, turermic and black pepper is the perfect combo to reduce inflammation.


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks or mango, frozen (or blueberries)
  • 1 scoop favorite protein powder
  • Ice


    1. Add ingredients except for ice to a blender and pulse until smooth.
    2. Add ice and pulse again until you reach your desired consistency.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet - cycle 3 (see blog post for modifications for earlier cycles)

17 Day Kickstart Diet - 10-Day Stabilize Phase (see modifications)

Keto Diet - see blog post for modifications

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