March 24th, 2013
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.
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.