Anti-Inflammatory Green Smoothie Recipe
Inflammation can lead to a variety of health problems and conditions, even affecting disease and illness. Today we’re looking at this delicious green smoothie recipe that actually reduces inflammation with healthy natural ingredients.
The Realities of Inflammation
Inflammation is your body’s way of protecting itself against real or potential harm. During the normal stress response, the hormone cortisol is released to help regulate inflammation. This is a good thing.
But if you’re stressed out all the time, the system that regulates cortisol output starts breaking down, and inflammation can get out of control. Simply put, chronic stress results in chronic inflammation, and that’s a bad thing for your health.
Chronic inflammation plays an underlying role in a number of physical and mental ailments, from depression to skin problems and weight gain. It can also increase your risk of more serious diseases and illnesses, including various forms of cancer.
Eating the Right Foods to Reduce Inflammation
Although there are a lot of things you can do to fight stress (see my article on Stress and Anxiety Relief here), you can also deal with the inflammation head-on. Many foods actually contain natural anti-inflammatory properties, from cucumbers to ginger root and cinnamon.
My anti-inflammatory green smoothie recipe combines some of the best anti-inflammatory foods you can find. Plus it’s packed full of fiber and protein to support all your weight loss and fitness goals. This is a great one to finish off the day with, or enjoy as a mid-morning snack.
Give this recipe a try today…
A Healthy Smoothie Recipe to Reduce Inflammation
Blend together the following ingredients in a blender or magic bullet:
- 1/3 cup of pineapple chunks
- 1/4 of a long English cucumber
- 1 small handful of arugula
- 1 small handful of fresh baby spinach
- 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled
- 1 cup of coconut water
- ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds (scientifically proven to contain anti-inflammatory properties!)
- 1 scoop of Gaspari Nutrition Myofusion delicious vanilla protein
- 1 handful of ice cubes
This is the ideal ingredient list for optimal anti-inflammatory results, but you can definitely pick and choose among these ingredients to make it your own. As you can see, it only takes a few simple dietary decisions to give your health a bit of a boost. Enjoy this smoothie daily to reap its full benefits.
Looking for Other Simple Ways to Improve Your Health?
Drinking lemon water daily is a great way to boost your metabolism and improve your fat burning results. Start your daily with a glass, hot or cold, to jump start your system. You can’t get any more affordable than this.
Want to improve your skin? Aim for a diet that’s high in antioxidants by eating more blueberries, strawberries, and bright leafy greens. Not only will you see healthier skin, you’ll also get a serious boost in energy.
Speaking of energy, make sure you include more nuts in your diet. From pistachios to almonds, nuts are a super healthy snack that are packed full of energy and also contain healthy fats to increase metabolism.
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