Root Canal Recovery elixir- greens a go-go

It’s a good thing I like green smoothies, because I’ve basically been living on them since my root canal last week. I can’t chew on the left side of my mouth and I’m worried about the temporary crown in front, so it just seems like less of a hassle to drink my meals right now, y’know? I loaded this one up with 4 slices pineapple, 2 clementines, 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, 1 thick slice of lime, 1 apple banana, 1 bunch kale, 3 sprigs of Italian parsley /2 sprigs of tulsi ( holy basil), and 1/4 cup of aloe vera juice. Blend on high speed for 60 seconds. Top with ice and blend for 15 seconds. Enjoy your glass of liquid sunshine!

 

This recipe makes about 40 oz and I drink it over a couple of hours. The pineapple provides bromelane as an anti-inflammatory, ginger also eases inflammation and the nausea from the medication I had to take. I add the clementines for a shot of Vitamin C, the apple banana for potassium, and kale because it is so nutrient dense. Tulsi is a powerful adaptogen and parsley has on of the highest concentrations of chlorophyl which helps oxygenate your blood. Adding a slice of lemon or lime really brightens up all the flavors.

 

Drink the whole pitcher and you’ve had a full day’s servings of fruits ( 5 servings!) and over 10 grams of fiber! Easy.

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