3 Simple Ways to Make Your Smoothie Anti-Inflammatory

3 Simple Ways to Make Your Smoothie Anti-Inflammatory by Picky Diet

By Picky Diet.

Are you ready to make your smoothie even more healthy? A few shakes of these beautiful ingredients will give you tons of anti-inflammatory benefits - helping fight disease and free radicals. 

The great news? You only need a little bit and its quick and easy!

Here are three ways you can make your smoothie anti-inflammatory. 

 

CINNAMON

 

Add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to any smoothie. It tastes great and has amazing anti-inflammatory properties that are good for your digestive system. It can help clear unwanted particles and food in your gut and keep your liver functioning well.

It is also an excellent source of antioxidants. Adding just a half teaspoon to your smoothie brings the antioxidant power from 20 units to 120 units! 

TURMERIC

Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground turmeric to your favourite smoothie. Yes, it has a distinct flavour - I find it is best when combined with mango, orange or banana along with greens to start. The more you get used to it, the less sweet fruit you will need.

Studies have shown turmeric may play a role in helping prevent disease and other inflammatory conditions. It contains the more antioxidants than any other spice.

GINGER

Fresh ginger is delicious in smoothies. You can buy a large piece, peel and cut it into 1/2" pieces and then put them in the freezer so they are always quick and ready. You can also use 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger. It has a spicy taste and is very healing for your digestive system. 

Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols that reduce inflammation in the body. Ginger is also a great immunity booster and has warm, grounding energy for optimal health, especially in the cooler months.

Alexis Fletcher