My AIP Smoothie Recipe for Autoimmune Disease specifically Lupus.
At the root of autoimmune disease, you will find inflammation.
Since I struggle with autoimmune issues including Lupus, I’m sharing my anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe with you!
I’ve been drinking this smoothie daily as my breakfast and then following a Whole Food Plant-Based diet for the rest of the day.
Overall, I’m seeing a decrease in joint pain, hair loss, and brain fog.
Smoothie Recipe for Autoimmune Disease
This anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe is so important to nourish your body.
It’s a fast way to get greens and omega 3’s into your system so you can start the process of un-inflaming.
The flax seeds provide important Omega 3’s your body needs to reduce inflammation.
I use whole flax seeds instead of ground because the oil in the flax oxidizes rather quickly.
A High-Speed Blender is Important
Not all blenders are equal. It’s important to have a blender that can get the most nutrients out of your food.
Plus, who wants to drink a chunky smoothie? Yuck!
I am using a Nutribullet right now and it’s doing a fine job but ultimately a Vitamix is the best one you can have.
It can be hard to keep raw kale in your fridge since it goes bad so quickly.
I also love to use Super Green Juice from Touchstone Essentials.
It’s a plant-based green powder full of vegetables you don’t normally keep at home. It really helps to round out nutrition.
My anti-inflammatory smoothie for autoimmune disease and Lupus based on a whole food plant-based diet.
- 3–4 cups of kale (I love dino kale)
- 2 tbsp. whole flax seeds
- 1 cup of frozen mango or blueberry
- Fill halfway up with filtered water.
- Combine ingredients into a high-speed blender.
- Fill about halfway up with filtered water.
- Blend until it’s smooth.
You can substitute the flax seeds for chia seeds. I use flax seeds because they are lower oxalate and I struggle with kidney stones.
Related: Plant-Based Diet Vs. Vegan Diet: What’s the Difference?
Sometimes I will have this smoothie recipe for autoimmune disease for breakfast and lunch, then finish the day with a cooked plant-based meal.
I have felt a great difference since cutting out meat, dairy, and oil from my diet.
If you eat a whole food plant-based I’d love to hear your experience with autoimmune disease in the comments below.
thank you for all the information. i am curious about this smoothie recipe though, how is it good for Autoimmune disease when the AIP diet says no nuts or seeds?? wouldn’t flax seed be a seed?? i am always confused about this when i see flaxseeds or chia seeds in AIP diet recipes?? thank you for the help, its all just so overwhelming!!
This smoothie isn’t an AIP smoothie. I’ve done AIP in the past and had good results and now I’m eating Whole Food Plant-Based with better results. I’m sticking to Whole Food Plant-Based for Lupus for a while because I’m seeing so much improvement. Hope that helps.