Winter is coming, and it’s time to buff up our immune systems! This delicious, smoothie recipe not only has anti-inflammatory properties, but it will also buff up your immune system as well! Its powerful ingredients are simple, and it’s incredibly easy to make! The key ingredients are turmeric and pineapple, which both have medicinal properties and tons of nutrients.
Here’s how to make this delicious, anti-inflammatory smoothie!
First, here is what you need!
1 fresh, just ripened banana, cut up
1/4 of a ripe pineapple, chopped
1/3 of a nice, firm cucumber
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup coconut water
1 tbsp hearts of hemp
Juice squeezed from half of a fresh lemon
1/2 tsp fresh turmeric root
1/2 tsp fresh, ground ginger
It’s easy to blend!
Combine all of the ingredients into the blender and blend it up until it runs smooth!
This recipe should make enough for two servings, so pour it into your favorite smoothie glasses and enjoy with a friend!
How do the anti- inflammatory ingredients work in this smoothie?
~ Pineapple ~
Pineapple contains bromelain which is a potent, anti-inflammatory. It protects your body from the impact of chronic inflammation. Furthermore, pineapple is an invaluable reservoir of manganese, which is essential for the creation of antioxidant activity and energy. Moreover, it is also an excellent source of vitamin C!
~ Turmeric Root ~
Turmeric root lowers inflammation, supports a healthy immune system and detoxes the body. Try turmeric root if you suffer from aches and pains in your joints. It can help relieve menstrual pain and some other abdominal pains, as well!
Turmeric root is one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts of all time!
In conclusion, this pineapple/banana smoothie with turmeric root is great for reducing aches and pains caused by inflammation! Plus with all the Vitamin C, it is a super boost to your immune system. Furthermore, to read more about why it is important to keep your immune system strong and how you can do just that, read the post, 5 Ways To Boost Your Immune System!
Robin, and the Zen Team!