Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

March 24th, 2013

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Anti-inflammatory smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone of my traditional ‘green’ smoothies and try some new recipes. I think I hit a home-run on the first try with this Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie!

If you would like to add some greens, throw in a handful or two of baby spinach. I’ve made it both ways, and it is equally as delicious.


Anti-inflammatory ingredients:

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family, and it has the active ingredient curcumin which is used widely in cooking in South Asia. Curcumin is known for it’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Turmeric itself has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory. It has also been shown in clinical studies to reduce nausea better than placebo, so if you are pregnant and having trouble keeping food down this smoothie may be just the thing!

Flax and chia seeds contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are also potent anti-inflammatory aids.


Anti-inflammatory smoothie
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
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Anti-inflammatory smoothie
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
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  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 1 handful pecans
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 inch fresh turmeric root
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh maca powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flax seeds
  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender.


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  • That is a cool mix of ingredients – turmeric root! Who’da thought? And thanks for the coffee grinder tip.

    • anytime!

      • ron

        Can you convert the amount of ginger and tumeric root to using the powder from a bottle?

  • Where can you find tumeric root and what does it look like?

    • I got it at whole foods. It’s a root like ginger. But orange inside. There is some in the photo I posted.

      • Thanks, I figured I’d try WFM but it’s definitely a rare thing to find!

  • Just a suggestion. The light blue typing on the posting is difficult to read on my laptop. Go to black and all will be well.

  • looks tasty. I had been thinking about adding ginger to my smoothie. Here’s one I had this morning- 2 scoops JJ Virgin vanilla protein powder, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, 1 scoop Mighty Maca greens, 1/2 avocado, 1T unrefined virgin coconut oil, 60g of organic strawberries, 1 tsp of L-glutamine, 1 cup kale. Sometimes I will throw in 1/2 teaspoon tumeric or add 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon. Also will on occasion add 1T chia seeds or ground flaxseed. Love my morning smoothies.