Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Recipes

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Recipes

Meetings, phone calls, emails, important dinners, and events…

In the rush of daily life, it might be hard to find time to eat the healthy things you need to eat. And even if you have that time, sitting down and preparing them out of the question. Too much work!

That’s why smoothies are a fabulous way to get the anti-inflammatory foods into your diet without taking away too much time from the necessary items you have to do. If you have swelling or arthritis of any kind, smoothies might be the easy, non-pharmaceutical solution for helping with the reduction of chronic inflammation and even joint pain.

We’ve laid out some of the best anti-inflammatory diet smoothies you can make today to start feeling better. They’re sure to be delicious as well as super healthy.

Greek Yogurt Recovery Smoothie Recipe

Greek Yogurt Recovery Smoothie Recipe

Size: makes 1 large or 2 regular-size smoothies.

Total time: 5 minutes

Just come back from the gym? Then this smoothie will be perfect for muscle recovery and maintaining a healthy intake of calories. It’s protein rich and best of all anti-inflammatory!

The spinach is what truly makes this smoothie. Spinach is a well-known superfood and the flavonoids found within it are sure to reduce any swelling or discomfort caused by exercise. Just blend this smoothie after your workout and enjoy a job well done.

Also, you can swap the berries listed in this recipe with any berry you prefer. It’s best to go with whatever is seasonal, but whatever is available also works! Savor the flavor of this delicious drink and the ease of such on-the-go health.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup nut milk of choice, such as almond milk, cashew milk, etc.
  • ¼ cup packed baby spinach
  • ​¼ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice, such as almond butter, peanut butter, etc.
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • Optional: A pinch of ground cinnamon or cardamom, pistachios, or bee pollen

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender

  2. Pulse until smooth

  3. Enjoy immediately or store in airtight container for up to 1 day

Strawberry, Beet, and Cranberry Smoothie Recipe

Serves: 2

Strawberry Smoothie

Total time: 10 minutes

Plain strawberry smoothies have been done time and time again. It’s time to add things that have never been added before while still giving you the added health benefits you want.

Lo and behold, this strawberry, beet, and cranberry smoothie does just that! The strawberries are loaded with antioxidants, beets are natural detoxifiers, and cranberries are well-known anti-inflammatory agents that specifically clear up the digestive tract. Best of all, the combination of all three will make your taste buds say “thank you.”

The little bit of ginger this recipe calls for is just another layer of perfection. Ginger calms the stomach, making a stomach ache, nausea, or seasickness disappear, and can relieve muscle aches and pain too. Add it to your smoothie to give it a kick!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup peeled and chopped red beets
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen will work)
  • 1 cup natural cranberry juice
  • ½-inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Ice (optional)

Instructions


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender

  2. Pulse until smooth

  3. Enjoy immediately or store in airtight container for up to 1 day

Ginger Berry Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Ginger Berry Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Serves: 1

Total time: 5 minutes

As if you couldn’t get enough, this recipe calls for four times the amount of ginger than the previous one, giving you a much higher dose of healthy goodness the little root has to offer. If you’re having a terribly upset stomach and need something to calm it down, use this recipe post haste.

Even if you’re not ailing, the leafy a greens and added protein will give you the daily requirements of body goodness you need to maintain a healthy life. Best of all, this recipe is flexible to your preferences of protein powder and berries. Adjust it to your liking and slurp it on down. You’re going to want to make a big batch, as it’ll go quickly.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of protein powder (preferably from nut, grain, or seed)
  • 2-inch piece of ginger
  • 2 cups of leafy greens (kale, collards, romaine, spinach, chard, etc.)
  • 1 cup of celery
  • 1 cup of mixed frozen berries of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc.)
  • ½ cup filtered water

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender

  2. Pulse until smooth

  3. Enjoy immediately or store in airtight container for up to 1 day

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie

Turmeric Drink, Latte, Tea, Milk With Cinnamon.

Total time: 5 mins

Serves: 1

Just by looking at turmeric’s extensive usage in history, you know that this spice will do you the world of good. The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which is why turmeric is a wicked anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory spice. A little dose of turmeric and thus curcumin helps your body fight off pathogens and repair damage.

Included in this recipe is a good bit of citrus fruit as well, giving you a boost in vitamin C and other yummy immune system boosters. Overall, this smoothie would be great when you feel a cold coming. Drink this down and feel it crunch any sickness under its heels.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-1½ cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric paste
  • Optional topping: Chia seeds, chopped nuts, or berries

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender

  2. Pulse until smooth

  3. Enjoy immediately or store in airtight container for up to 1 day

Closing:

Those were some of the best and most delicious anti-inflammatory smoothies out there and are perfect to help you cool down after a long, busy day. They’re sure to make you feel a lot healthier with minimal prep time involved.

As with anything, though, feel free to change the recipes and add things that you love to them. Want to make it sweeter? Add some honey. Want it thicker? Add peanut butter or milk to the list—whatever your taste buds and dietary preferences prefer.

Just grab the ingredients, grab a blender, and be prepared to feel much better after drinking your smoothies!

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