Low - Inflammatory Smoothie

Low – Inflammatory Smoothies

Low – Inflammatory Smoothies are full of berries, cherries, greens, and healthy fats to give an anti-inflammatory boost to your breakfast or snack. There are several flavor combinations of Low – Inflammatory Smoothies and 3 amazing recipes are given below: 

1. Anti-Inflammatory Cherry-Spinach Smoothie

This healthy smoothie is not only delicious, it also boosts your daily dose of anti-inflammatory foods. It starts with a base of creamy gut-friendly kefir and includes cherries, which can lower the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein.

Here is its quick recipe: 

Active: 5 mins | Total: 5 mins | Servings: 1

Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain low-fat kefir
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • ½ cup baby spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup mashed ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon salted almond butter
  • take 1 (1/2 inch) piece peeled ginger
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, plus more for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place kefir in a blender.
  2.  Add cherries, spinach, avocado, almond butter, ginger and chia seeds; puree until smooth. 
  3. Pour into a glass; garnish with more chia seeds, if desired.
Nutritional Information 

Serving Size: 1 3/4 Cups Per Serving: 410 calories; protein 17.4g; carbohydrates 46.6g; dietary fiber 10.1g; sugars 33.1g; fat 20.1g; saturated fat 3.9g; cholesterol 13.4mg; vitamin a iu 3532.2IU; vitamin c 24.5mg; folate 92 mcg; calcium 478.9mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 140.5mg; potassium 1163.2mg; sodium 169.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg. Exchanges:  4 Fat, 1 1/2 Fruit, 1 Low-Fat Dairy

 

2. Berry-Banana Cauliflower Smoothie

Sneak in your veggies with a smoothie every morning. Riced cauliflower adds thickness and creaminess to a subtly sweet cauliflower smoothie that features the fruity flavors of bananas and berries at the forefront.

Here is its quick recipe: 

Active: 5 mins | Total: 10 mins | Servings: 2

Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup sliced frozen banana
  • 2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Place cauliflower, berries, banana, almond milk, and maple syrup in a blender. 
  2. Blend until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes.
Nutritional Information 

Serving Size: 2 Cups Per Serving: 149 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 29.3g; dietary fiber 5g; sugars 17.5g; fat 3g; saturated fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 565.8IU; vitamin c 28.5mg; folate 17.7mcg; calcium 473.6mg; iron 0.8mg; magnesium 23.6mg; potassium 338.6mg; sodium 184.4mg; added sugar 4g. Exchanges:  1 1/2 Fat, 1/2 Fat, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Veg

3. Watermelon-Turmeric Smoothie

Fresh ginger and turmeric make this watermelon smoothie recipe a super-trendy and healthy drink. Serve it over ice for a refreshing way to start your day.

Here is its quick recipe: 

Total Time: 15 mins | Servings: 2

Ingredients
  • 4 cups watermelon chunks, seeded
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • Take 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped peeled fresh turmeric (see Tip) or 1 teaspoon ground
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin coconut oil
  • ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine watermelon, water, lemon juice, ginger, turmeric, honey, oil and pepper in a blender. 
  2. Puree until smooth, about 1 minute.
Tips

Look for fresh turmeric in natural-food stores, near its similar-looking relative, fresh ginger. Remove the skin with a vegetable peeler. You can swap 1 Tbsp. finely grated fresh for 1 tsp. dried and vice versa.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: About 1 1/2 Cups Per Serving: 169 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 38.5g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 31.1g; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 2.1g; vitamin a iu 1731.5IU; vitamin c 34mg; folate 15.2mcg; calcium 28.9mg; iron 1.5mg; magnesium 38.9mg; potassium 433.1mg; sodium 7.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 12g. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Fat 

Do try these 3 Low – Inflammatory Smoothies!

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