Healing Smoothies – Anti-Inflammatory Smoothies

Healing Smoothies - Anti-Inflammatory Smoothies

With the advances in the knowledge of and proof behind nutritional medicine these days, food is fast becoming the most potent way to both help treat and prevent illness and poor well being. There are a myriad of devices and experts out there touting the benefits of using food and both a source of nutrition and pleasure but also as medicine. One of the most popular and indeed effective ways to deliver maximum nutrition to your body is through the use of smoothies or blended wholefood drinks. In this series of articles and recepies, I am delivering to you my personally used and recommended recepies for wholefood smoothies to help in the healing and prevention of many common illnesses and for general well being. These are tried and tested recepies and they are a great place to start from to develop some of your own. Feel free to share these with your friends, blog readers and anyone else you feel would benefit from them and also experiment a little with combinations, it’s fun! Knowledge is power friends, enjoy 🙂 Greetings friends! So who over indulged during the holiday season and has found out they have a few aches and pains surfacing then? Nothing like a dose of rich food, sugary food or overly processed food to crank up those inflammations! Most people are suffering from some sort of inflammation and inflammation can be associated with many and varied health conditions such as joint aches, arthritis, gout, asthma, lethargy, fatigue, even cancer and more. No biggie though, getting yourself onto a good program of wholefood smoothies can certainly help reduce the bite of inflammation.

Ingredients

Below is a quick run through of the main ingredients I am using in this bunch of smoothie recepies and their respective benefits in relation to Inflammation. There are other ingredients in the recepies all of which assist as well.

  • Spinach, Blueberries/Berries, Cherries etc – All these foods are rich in flavanoids which are compounds known to reduce inflammation and are also high in antioxidants.
  • Avocado Walnuts – These contain Omega-3 fatty acids which have been shown to interrupt the cell signals that trigger inflammation.
  • Papaya and Pineapple – These two lovely fruits belong to the Bromelaid family. This family contain the enzyme Bromelain which has also been shown to reduce inflammatory responses.
  • Turmeric – This amazing herb is world renowned for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric contains Curcumin. Curcumin is a compound that interferes with chemicals that cause inflammation. You can gain benefit from this herb through eating it and using it topically.
  • Coconut Water – Contains naturally occurring electrolytes (Potassium, Sodium, Magnesium, Calcium) in perfect synergy. More useful than any leading sports drink minus the sugar as well. I use this often.

Anti – Inflammatory Smoothie Recipes

Below are 7 different combinations of smoothie. These are my favourites but feel free to change them and experiment with them as much as you’d like to. Flame Out

  1. 50% Spinach
  2. 1/2 Avocado
  3. 1 cup Papaya
  4. 10 Walnuts
  5. Top off to your blending devices fill line with coconut water or almond milk (or alternatives) and blend thoroughly and serve.

Cheery Cherry Joy

  1. 50% Spinach
  2. 1 Banana
  3. 1 cup Cherries pitted. NOT Glace or Glazed.
  4. 10 Walnuts
  5. Top off to your blending devices fill line with coconut water or almond milk (or alternatives) and blend thoroughly and serve.

Soother

  1. 50% Spinach
  2. 1/2 cup Blueberries, fresh.
  3. 1/2 cup Pineapple, fresh.
  4. 1 tsp Macca or Cacao Powder
  5. Top off to your blending devices fill line with coconut water or almond milk (or alternatives) and blend thoroughly and serve.

Purple Peace

  1. 50% Spinach
  2. 1 Banana
  3. 1/2 cup Cherries pitted.
  4. 1/2 cup Blueberries
  5. 10 Almonds
  6. Top off to your blending devices fill line with coconut water or almond milk (or alternatives) and blend thoroughly and serve.

Bromelain Blaster

  1. 50% Spinach
  2. 1 cup Papaya
  3. 1/2 cup Pineapple
  4. 2 tbs Sunflower seeds
  5. Top off to your blending devices fill line with coconut water or almond milk (or alternatives) and blend thoroughly and serve.

Green Cream Dream

  1. 50% Spinach
  2. 1/2 Avocado
  3. 1/2 Banana
  4. 10 Walnuts
  5. Top off to your blending devices fill line with coconut water or almond milk (or alternatives) and blend thoroughly and serve.

Total Turmeric

  1. 50% Spinach
  2. 1 slice of Pineapple
  3. 1 Slice Papaya
  4. 1/4 of fresh lime
  5. 1/4 lemon (can leave this out if preferred)
  6. 1/4 Grapefruit
  7. 1 tbsp Linseeds/Flax seeds
  8. 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  9. Top off to your blending devices fill line with coconut water and/or almond milk (or alternatives) and blend thoroughly and serve.

Okay friends there you have it. Now go play around and enjoy the benefits. If you are looking for a good device to use for these I recommend taking a look at  The Nutri-Bullet. 

Until next time, be well naturally 🙂 Craig Hitchens – MST & Natural Health Specialist

 

 

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