18 December 2014

Surgery Recovery Smoothie

TC had surgery last week and has been drinking all the smoothies. While I haven't made this one for him yet, here is the pineapple-loaded smoothie I plan to make for him.

 

 Surgery Recovery Smoothie | Gothic Granola

Why pineapple? Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme shown to reduce inflammation. Since post-surgery care involves keeping swelling and inflammation to a minimum, this smoothie is a good way to get some natural inflammation-reducing bromelain in your system. Feel free to add a scoop of protein powder if smoothies are all your "patient" will eat.



Pineapple Power Smoothie

2 cups cubed pineapple, fresh or frozen (frozen for a thicker shake)

1 cup spinach (or kale or other leafy green)

1 ripe banana, frozen (make sure that thing is spotty!)

1 1/2 cups orange juice, coconut water, or water

Blitz to oblivion in a blender. Serve immediately.

 

My green smoothies always develop this "head" when left in the fridge overnight.

Surgery Recovery Smoothie | Gothic Granola

 

Other surgery recovery-related posts:

The Advice Columnist on Survival and Detox, Part 1

Dear $(6,4)@# | Cats on a Cleanse, Part 2

Poisoned, and an Antidote 

 
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