Smoothies are a delicious and convenient way to increase your intake of anti-inflammatory foods. By consuming foods high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, we can reduce our risk of disease. Whether you enjoy your smoothie at breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up, drinking your smoothie is an opportunity to nourish your cells and prevent or reverse inflammation.
Examples of anti-inflammatory foods to include in your smoothies on a regular basis:
- Organic berries
- Fermented drinks
- Raw cacao
- Green tea or matcha tea
Combined, the following 5 recipes offer a broad spectrum of anti-inflammatory foods that will support your health. Try adding these smoothies into your diet and notice the difference in how you feel.
Berry Green Smoothie — Get Inspired Everyday
This recipe uses wild blueberries, an antioxidant superstar. Wild blueberries contain higher amounts of the powerful antioxidant anthocyanin, found in fruits that have blue and red pigments. The antioxidant capacity per serve of wild blueberries is much higher than cultivated blueberries, which already have an impressive antioxidant rating!.
This chocolate mint smoothie is high in magnesium and antioxidants, thanks to the raw cacao, and it contains gut-healing collagen. Healthy fats from the avocado provide the final healing boost. If you drink this on a regular basis you can look forward to improved digestion, stronger hair and nails and overall well being!
A delicious carrot smoothie that combines two medicinal spices that fight inflammation.
Turmeric protects the liver from toxins due to its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has an antioxidant effect (curcumin) on the cardiovascular system and it lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol. Ginger soothes and protects the digestive system, it helps your body to fight infection and it is highly anti-inflammatory.
Beets are a detoxification superfood. They contain high amounts of betaine, which is necessary for proper liver function. Betaine promotes the regeneration of liver cells and helps to increase bile flow which is necessary for the proper digestion of fats and the removal of toxins. Delicious and detoxifiying!
This unique smoothie includes matcha green tea powder, a healing addition to your smoothies. Matcha tea is rich in nutrients, high in antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. It is more potent than regular green tea because when you consume matcha tea you consume the whole leaf. As a detox support matcha tea’s high chlorophyll content effectively helps the body to eliminate toxins.
Enjoy your healing smoothies!