Want to feel as great as a pink bikini this summer? Check out our list of 15 anti-inflammatory smoothie recipes to get your daily dose of inflammation-fighting foods every day this summer.
Easy-breezy anti-inflammatory smoothie recipes
If you’re a pain patient, you already understand the role inflammation plays in your condition and your life. As Healthy Smoothie HQ notes:
“Acute inflammation is not only normal, it is necessary. Without it you would not be able to heal from infections, injuries, and other bad illnesses and traumas. Inflammation only becomes a problem when it occurs over a long period of time. This is called chronic inflammation and it is this form of the immune response that causes harm and damage to your body.”
Inflammation is the leading cause of pain, especially in conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. To help reduce inflammation and relieve some of your pain, reach for an anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe to fuel your summer.
The best ingredients to blend up into your anti-inflammatory smoothie recipes include:
- Leafy greens, like spinach
- Nuts, like almonds
You can blend up your own inflammation-fighting smoothie based on this list, or you can use any of the recipes below. Many of these smoothies can be whipped up in less than ten minutes, with five ingredients or less.
We think these chilled anti-inflammatory smoothie recipes are absolutely perfect for your summer.
1. Greek yogurt anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe
This smoothie is as pretty as a picture, but it’ll put up a tough fight to help you recover after a workout or particularly sore day.
The nut butter is full of protein, as is the Greek yogurt in this recipe. Together, these help fuel your muscles after a workout, providing the protein your body needs to rebuild. The blueberries add a yummy anti-inflammatory kick to this recipe, but you can sub in any berries you prefer. You can also top it with cinnamon, pistachios, or even bee pollen.
Enjoy this anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe after a workout session, for breakfast, or any other time of day as a fortifying snack.