You don’t have to dedicate hours to making healthy, nutritious meals and snacks that taste amazing and will help with weight loss. A simple smoothie requires nothing more than a few minutes of your time — cut and toss all of your ingredients into a blender, pour that magical elixir into a tall glass, and a few minutes later you’ll be healthier than before.
But because there are about a million different smoothie recipes, it can be daunting trying to choose one over all others. This is the one anti-inflammatory smoothie nutritionists say you should have every morning for weight loss.
There are a few ways to guarantee you are making a smoothie that’s high in vitamins and minerals, low in sugar, and that will help you achieve your weight loss goals. The first is to choose more veggies and fruits that are considered superfoods because they are especially nutrient dense. And the second is to opt for anti-inflammatory ingredients that are capable of fighting inflammation in your body, which is to blame for everything from cardiovascular disease to obesity and belly fat.
Some of the most common anti-inflammatory ingredients you can use to cook a variety of meals include tomatoes, leafy green vegetables, and spices like chili pepper and turmeric. While tomatoes and chili pepper aren’t suitable to everyone’s palate, superfoods like kale and the spice turmeric combine to make this one anti-inflammatory smoothie among the best you can enjoy for health and weight loss.
This delicious Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie contains a powerful blend of anti-inflammatory superfoods and spices that give your body a natural detox treatment and help improve digestive health for more effective weight loss goals. This smoothie is rich in vitamins C and A and takes just seven minutes to make.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
Unsweetened coconut milk
Ground black pepper
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that fights inflammation and can reduce bloating and improve gut heath, registered dietician Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD told Well + Good.
Beckerman also cautions that curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body on its own, but that including an ingredient like black pepper can help with absorption.
And, wouldn’t you know it: black pepper is one of the ingredients in the Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie.
Dark leafy vegetables like kale are an incredible addition to any smoothie because they contain folate, zinc, calcium, fiber, and vitamin C. As for their anti-inflammatory properties, kale is a source of carotenoids, an anti-inflammatory that can protect against cancer, according to Healthline.
Even the pineapple in this vitamin-packed smoothie can help fight inflammation and boost your weight loss outcomes.
According to Everyday Health, the amount of fiber you’ll find in pineapple — as well as its sweet taste — will keep you satisfied:
“Because it’s inexpensive, easy to prepare and low in calories, pineapple makes a good snack if you want to lose weight. You won’t miss all those high-sugar snacks you used to crave, so you’ll save calories but still feel satisfied for longer. That won’t happen with candy and chips.”
With all of these ingredients blended together into a super satisfying smoothie, this is one anti-inflammatory smoothie that will serve as the perfect weight loss supplement.