5 Green Smoothie Recipes For Parkinson’s Disease

Green Smoothies To Help With Parkinson's Disease

There have been numerous studies investigating the role that diet may play in the prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. As with just about any illness, a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended to protect against developing the disease. 1

Some studies have found that plant-based diets may provide a therapeutic benefit by “slowing the loss of surviving dopaminergic neurons, thus retarding progression of the syndrome” 2 as well as promoting vascular health.

Foods rich in vitamin E might help prevent Parkinson’s disease.

A study published in the journal Lancet Neurology in 2005, suggested that high levels of vitamin E in the diet (but not from supplements) might protect the brain against the disease. 3

Green Smoothie Foods For Parkinson’s Disease

The recipes in this section do not take the place of important medications that provide treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

Green smoothie food sources of vitamin E, which may help protect against development of the disease, include Swiss chard, spinach, kale, papaya, kiwi, broccoli, avocado, raspberries, nectarines, peaches, pomegranates and dandelion greens.

5 Green Smoothie Recipes For Parkinson’s Disease

To make the recipes on this page, add the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Then blend on high for 30-60 seconds until smooth.

1) Creamy Papaya-Raspberry Smoothie

  • 1 cup papaya, cubed with seeds removed
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach or other leafy green
  • 4 to 6 ounces of filtered water

2) Apple Avocado Smoothie

  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 medium apple, cored
  • 2 cups chard (or spinach), chopped
  • 4 to 6 ounces of filtered water

3) Apple Dandelion Green Smoothie

  • 2 cups papaya, cubed and seeds removed
  • 1 apples, cored
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 6 to 8 ounces of filtered water

4) Kiwi-Peach Smoothie

  • 1 medium peach, pitted
  • 1 kiwifruits, peeled
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 4 to 6 ounces of filtered water

5) Raspberry Nectarine Smoothie

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 nectarines, pitted
  • 3 large strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 to 6 ounces of filtered water

Sources:

1 – Gao, X., Chen, H., Fung, T., Logroscino, G., Schwarzschild, M., Hu, F., & Ascherio, A. (2007, Nov.). Prospective study of dietary pattern and risk of Parkinson disease. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 86(5), 14861494.

2 – McCarty, M. (2001, Sept.). Does a vegan diet reduce risk for Parkinson’s disease? Medical Mypotheses, 57(3), 318-323. doi:10.1054/mehy.2000.1321.

3 – Boseley, S. (2005, May 19). Foods rich in vitamin E may help to prevent Parkinson’s disease.


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