Inflammation Be Gone Shake and 30 Days to Fit

by Joanne on February 13, 2012

I’m feeling a little stiff from Saturday’s run.  We went for a long walk on Sunday to try and work out the kinks.  It helped but my hips and legs are still feeling the effects of a good long run.  The following shake is based on a recipe from Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide by Brendan Brazier.  The walk yesterday, this shake and my easy run of 9 miles today sure helped to make the body better.

Not too sweet. A little spice from the ginger. A very filling and rewarding way to start the day.


The shake is packed with protein as well as healthy, fruity carbs.  It’s nutritionally loaded.


Serves 2 – 3

  • 1 small banana
  • 1 small pear (or half a large one)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 1/2 TBS ground flaxseed
  • 2 scoops of your favorite protein powder


  • 2 scoops L-Glutamine
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. ground ginger *fresh grated would even be better but if using fresh, increase to 1/2 to 1 TBS.
  • 1 pitted date  – or 2 if you want a little more sweetness.


Directions:  Add all the above to a blender and mix it up until smooth.


Ahhhh! So good!

… and speaking of Arbonne (were we?!), take a look at the 30 day feeling fit program









Disclaimer: The above was prepared by an Arbonne Independent consultant and is not official material published by Arbonne. The information is for information purposes to introduce you to Arbonne natural products for health. It is not medical advice. A physician or doctor should be consulted before beginning any diet program. Arbonne products are not intended to treat or cure any disease.

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  • At 2012.02.13 08:24, Tiffany said:

    The banana-pear combo sounds wonderful!

    • At 2012.02.13 13:13, Sophie @ Love Live & Learn said:

      That smoothie sounds delicious, I’m going to have to try pear in a smoothie, I don’t know why I never have!

      This was a really interesting read, I can understand the principles behind a lot of the ideas. However I don’t think I would want to cut all dairy and gluten out, even for just a month. I don’t think it’s healthy to have to much soya and in the UK it’s quite difficult to get hold of almond milk so I wouldn’t be able to have my usual breakfasts. I don’t think cutting out gluten would work for me because I like to get a lot of my fibre from things like oats.

      I like that it suggests you go trans and refined sugar free though, I try to monitor my sugar intake and I pretty much avoid trans fats altogether!

      • At 2012.02.14 06:27, Julie said:

        What a delicious looking smoothie!

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