Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury and is often followed by pain. Luckily, this discomfort can be reduced in a few different ways such as your diet! Physical Therapist, Shannon Zalewski, DPT, says, “It is important to control inflammation, and I believe it is best to try natural means to accomplish this. Diet has a huge impact on raising or lowering pain.”
When searching for inflammation reducing smoothies, we came across Sweet Peas and Saffron’s, “Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie with Pineapple” smoothie! We knew we just had to give it a try! Denise’s recipe is sugar-free and calls for 1 ¼ cup of almond milk. Well, our sweet tooth decided to substitute the almond milk with 1 ¼ cup orange juice.
The ingredients used in the smoothie are not only anti-inflammatory but are also joint-friendly! Turmeric and the Bromelain in Pineapple both reduce the inflammation while the black pepper enhances the bio-availability of turmeric. Pineapple also contains magnesium which soothes the joints and muscles. Kale and Orange Juice are both immune building and rich in antioxidants. Chia Seeds, a superfood, are rich in fiber and Omega-3’s!
1 1/4 orange juice
1 cup packed kale or spinach
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
pinch of black pepper
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
Blend and enjoy!
We’d like to thank Denise of Sweet Pea and Saffron for her “Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie with Pineapple” recipe on this fine Wellness Wednesday. If you enjoyed today’s blog post or video, let us know by commenting down below. If you have any questions or would like to suggest a blog topic, feel free to reach out at any point!