Try This Super Anti-Inflammatory Pain Relief Smoothie!

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If you suffer from chronic inflammation or just want to get rid of some aches and pains, then this super anti-inflammatory pain reduction smoothie is just for you! This smoothie not only helps battle inflammation, but it increases your energy levels too. It is packed with ingredients that reduce pain and swelling, and helps nourish your cells with body-loving antioxidants.

With chronic inflammation, our immune response is constantly revved up, and this can lead to accelerated aging and a variety of other diseases like psoriasis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes (type II), arthritis, autoimmune diseases, neurological disease and digestive disorders.

A majority of the inflammation in our bodies is caused by eating foreign foods that our body cannot recognize or do much with (other than protect itself from them). These foods include all junk goods, processed foods, high-heated vegetable oils, refined sugars and corn syrup, artificial sweeteners (i.e., splenda, aspartame, etc.), refined grains, alcohol, soft drinks, animal products, food additives, nitrates (like those found in deli meat), preservatives, pesticides, and GMO’s.

If you start to change the way you eat (lots of fresh whole fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds), you have the ability to reduce inflammation (yes, even permanently!), and can even reverse your condition (this of course, takes time and dedication).

Ingredients:

– 1 cup organic fresh or frozen cherries (anthocyanins in cherries help relieve pain more effectively than aspirin)
– 2 ripe bananas (energy and help digestion)
– 1 cup greens of your choice (very alkaline)
– 2 inches fresh turmeric root (potent antioxidant, liver detoxifier, and anti-inflammatory)
– 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (rich in antioxidants, helps to combat inflammation and free radicals)
– 1 tsp freshly grated ginger (potassium rich, helps stimulate digestion and bile flow)
– 1 tbsp. pre-soaked chia seeds (full of omega-3 fatty acids to help protect the body from damaging effects of chronic inflammation)
– 1 cup young thai coconut water (full of potassium and magnesium, help protect the body from degenerative diseases)

Method:

Add all of the above ingredients in a high-speed blender, pulse-blend until smooth and enjoy!

     
Carly Fraser has her BSc (Hons.) Degree in Neuroscience, and is the owner and founder at Live Love Fruit. She currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with a determined life mission to help inspire and motivate individuals to critically think about what they put in their bodies and to find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. She has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals to re-connect with their bodies and learn self-love through proper eating habits and natural living. She loves to do yoga, dance, and immerse herself in nature.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Carly, What is your opinion mixing fruit with greens? I've been taught only apples should be mixed with vegetables, otherwise you won't digest or absorb them properly. Somebody else said bananas is also ok. So i am strict not to mix other fruits even in smoothies or juices with vegetables or even green powder. I love your articles and appreciate all the hard work you do helping others. I'm studying naturopathy and trying to learn as much and live as best possible. Thanks for your advice.. Kat

    • All fruit can be mixed with greens, and in fact, it is recommended to consume fruit with greens to allow more balanced absorption of fruit sugars. Any other vegetable, however, probably shouldn't be mixed with fruit. Leafy greens and herbs are the best to go with fruit!

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