If you’re going to make a smoothie, then let it be this one. Turmeric makes this one of the most effective anti-inflammatory smoothies out there, working more effectively than Aspirin at reducing pain in arthritic patients.
Not only does turmeric help significantly reduce aches and pains, but pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which has been found to significantly reduce CD4+T lymphocytes, primary effectors involved in inflammation in the body. Chia seeds are also great for regulating bowel movements (and thus eliminating excess toxins, which trigger inflammation in the body) and provide the body with beneficial omega fatty acids for brain and joint support.
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe
– 3 cups ripe pineapple
– 1 ripe banana
– 1 tsp. chia seeds
– 3 inches turmeric root (or 1 tbsp. raw turmeric powder)
– 1 tbsp. unsulfured coconut flakes
– 1 cup coconut water or regular water
Run the above ingredients through a high-speed blender, and enjoy immediately!