Smoothies for Healing & Post Op Recovery

All of these smoothie’s contain important ingredients for your post op healing care. You body will thank you for including these as a daily part of your post op recovery care plan! I have jumped straight into the recipes for your convenience. Scroll down the end to see what each ingredient adds to your healing process. You can make up your own tasty combination of any of the ingredients below.

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Healing Booster Smoothie



2 servings / 16 ounces

  • 1 c ice
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 c fresh spinach
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey


Pineapple Recovery Smoothie


  • ½ green or red apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • ¾ cup water or coconut water
  • 1 cup chopped kale or spinach
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 inch knob fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional


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Smooth Moving Smoothie

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  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • Pinch of fine grain sea salt
  • ¼ cup water or more if desired


10 Powerhouse Fruits & Veggies for Post Op Surgery Healing


  1. Apples are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, aiding in collagen production essential for wound healing post-surgery. Their fibrous texture also supports oral health, crucial during facial surgery recovery.
  2. Lemons offer a potent dose of vitamin C, promoting tissue repair and reducing inflammation. Their acidic nature may help prevent infections in surgical wounds, contributing to faster recovery.
  3. Spinach and kale are packed with vitamins A and K, crucial for skin regeneration and blood clotting, respectively. Their high water content also aids in hydration, essential for maintaining skin elasticity during recovery.
  4. Oranges provide vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which enhance the body’s immune response and promote collagen synthesis, crucial for scar healing after facial surgery.
  5. Bananas offer a soft, easily digestible source of potassium and vitamin B6, supporting nerve function and energy levels during the recovery process.
  6. Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce swelling and pain following facial surgery.
  7. Celery is rich in vitamin K and antioxidants, supporting blood clotting and reducing oxidative stress, respectively, aiding in post-surgery recovery and minimizing bruising.
  8. Ginger possesses anti-inflammatory properties that may help alleviate post-surgery swelling and discomfort, while also aiding digestion, which can be beneficial during recovery.
  9. Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound known for its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, potentially reducing swelling and promoting tissue healing post-surgery.
  10. Pumpkin Seeds are rich in zinc, vital for immune function and wound healing, making them a valuable addition to the diet during facial surgery recovery.
  11. Chia Seeds are packed with omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation and promote tissue repair, supporting optimal recovery following facial surgery.

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