Smoothies provide an easy, breezy way to get in extra vitamins, minerals, and fat-burning protein in one glass of goodness. Whether you make it a habit of drinking a healthy smoothie every morning, or prefer to whip up a big batch so that you always have something to snack on, it’s a great idea to incorporate anti-inflammatory ingredients that will fight inflammation in your body.
Here are four anti-inflammatory smoothie recipes you should try this week to kick-start fat loss.
Anti-inflammatory foods have magical powers: they can reduce inflammation in the body, which is to blame for everything from carrying extra fat around your midsection to cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and Type 2 diabetes. Adding them to your diet wherever possible is an excellent idea — and it’s even easier than you might think to incorporate these ingredients into smoothies.
From tomatoes to turmeric, there are a number of anti-inflammatory ingredients that you can easily toss into your blender to make delicious, healthy smoothies that will help curb inflammation and balance your gut bacteria. Here are four simple anti-inflammatory recipes.
A spinach cucumber smoothie is loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids, lignans, and triterpenes, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. To make one (or a batch for later), you’ll need:
Sounds odd, but this protein-packed smoothie is actually absolutely delicious — and the inclusion of cauliflower proves fiber and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Unsweetened almond milk
Natural peanut butter
Pure vanilla extract
The curcumin found in turmeric is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory ingredients around. Add vitamin-rich carrots and ginger for good digestion to the mix and you’ve got one healthy, delish smoothie that’s amazing for your gut.
If you love the tangy taste of tomato juice, you’ll flip for this tomato smoothie, which is spiked with black pepper and lemon juice. Tomatoes are an important source of the antioxidant lycopene, which protects your body from free radicals and can even lower your risk of cancer.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Ground black pepper