Latest Playtime Kitchen Drinks. Brendan Brazier’s Inflammation Reduction Pre Workout Green Juice and Pineapple Arugula Smoothie.

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January 28, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods

Well anti-inflammatory recipes have been on my mind lately! I didn’t realize it until I would take a photo of my cutting board filled with goodies. With the cold weather and my foot energy still healing my body must be telling me something 😉

Here is Brendan Brazier’s Inflammation Reducing Pre Workout Green Juice from Thrive Foods. This yummy recipe serves one person, I roughly produced 3 cups of juicing following the recipe.


1 whole pear
1 green apple
2 ribs celery
1/2 lemon peeled
2 1/2 cups of romaine lettuce
2 cups spinach
1-inch knob ginger (I peeled mine)


You can mix this with water or 1 cup green tea for an extra energy boost.

This juice mostly tasted of romaine and pear for me personally. I love juicing pears because they add a smoothie texture that is thick and reminds me that even though this is a drink, I should chew also! The mouth is where your body already begins to absorb nutrients so chewing your juice, really breaking it down, consuming mindfully and letting your mouth become coated in it’s yumminess is the way to go 😉

The 2 1/2 cups of romaine was two small heads of organic romaine lettuce for me.

I think this juice is great for anyone, any age, juice newbie to juice master. These are all ingredients that I personally use almost every day (the pear is probably less frequent).

I did not add the green tea to the mix because the fruit alone gave me the energy boost I like to have before working out. But that is up to you! May be some other day I will experiment with this idea 😀 It sounds delicious!

For my lunch today I made a super simple Arugula Pineapple Smoothie.


1 cup pineapple (I used frozen)
1 cup arugula
1 cup cooled green tea
1/2 cup ice
Ginger, Burdock Root and Cayenne according to the amount of heat you prefer.
Optional, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Blend until smooth and enjoy!

This Smoothie gets thicker if it sits out for a while, almost like a soup. So if you want an extra thick concoction may be let your mix sit for 3-5 minutes 🙂

Thank you all for stopping by my site 😀 I hope these green and warming anti-inflammatory drinks give you all some ideas for drinks of your own. Or may be even some soups or other recipes you are working on. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉


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