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11 Best Smoothies for Reducing Inflammation

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Detox With This Inflammation-Busting Green Smoothie

Spirulina is such an amazing superfood. It detoxifies, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, boosts energy, helps with weight loss, and reduces inflammation. Plus, you don’t need to take a lot of spirulina to get the health benefits!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp spirulina
  • 1 cup raw chopped spinach
  • 1.5 cups frozen banana
  • 1 scoop pea protein
  • 1 tbsp monk fruit powder
  • 6 ice cubes

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

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Cinnamon Smoothie

Today’s smoothie is inspired by the amazing health benefits of cinnamon. Besides tasting amazing, cinnamon is loaded with polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant. Cinnamon is also an incredible anti-inflammatory and has shown to reduce heart disease. If that’s not enough, cinnamon lowers blood sugar, fights fungal infections and can improve insulin sensitivity.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chilled, brewed apple cinnamon spice tea
  • 1 scoop vanilla/unsweetened protein powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons organic ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 tablespoons raw organic honey
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 6 ice cubes

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

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Cinnamon Walnut Smoothie

This low carb Cinnamon Walnut Smoothie does just that with only 10 net carbs and roughly 40 grams of protein. Walnuts are also an amazing source for Omega 3 fatty acids, wonderful for reducing cholesterol, preventing heart disease, diabetes, and fighting cancer.

Cinnamon, my favorite spice, is also a powerful anti-inflammatory which regulates blood sugar levels, fights fungal infections and certain cancers, and protects brain function. If that’s not enough reason to start using cinnamon, remember….IT TASTES AWESOME!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashew milk
  • 1 teaspoon walnut extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scoop vegan protein
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 tablespoon stevia
  • 6 ice cubes

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

4.

Try This Coconut + Maple Smoothie To Give Your Brain A Boost

Coconuts are amazing as there are so many ways to eat them; dried, fresh, coconut aminos, coconut milk, and so much more! They contain essential fats known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) which transform into energy for your brain. If you need one more reason to include coconuts into your diet in some form look no further then this smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 2 tbsp. organic maple syrup
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 6 ice cubes

Process

Place all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

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Power Up With This Super-Green Smoothie

This supergreen smoothie will have you feeling 100% in no time. Starting with the green tea base which provides antioxidants and a hint of caffeine for energy. Next, the spinach is a low calorie source of B vitamins, vitamin K, and fiber. Spirulina adds a small protein boost along with more energy supplying B vitamins. With pineapple and lemon, you receive well over your RDA of Vitamin C as well as digestive support. Raw organic honey, turmeric, and ginger offer a powerful trio of antioxidants and antibacterial properties.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chilled green tea
  • 2 cups organic raw spinach
  • 1 scoop spirulina
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. organic raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 scoop protein (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

6.

A Delicious New Way To Use Sweet Potatoes

Today’s smoothie is a great way to use any leftover sweet potatoes you may have laying around after this last week’s Thanksgiving feast. Loaded with beta carotene, vitamin A, and antioxidants, this smoothie has that “fall is here” flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 small cooked sweet potato
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
  • 6 ice cubes

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

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Fulfill Your Peanut Butter Dreams With This Smoothie

Dang, I love me some peanut butter! As I am sure many others do as well! And when you add chocolate and banana to the equation, you have an amazing smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of choice (almond, coconut, etc.)
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein
  • 1 tsp unsweetened chocolate powder (or carob for choc. sensitivity)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp unsalted organic peanut butter
  • 6 ice cubes

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

8.

Sweet tooth? Try This Healthy Chocolate + Blueberry Dessert Smoothie

Combining the fiber and antioxidant goodness from blueberries with the pure rich decadence of chocolate makes for quite a tasty yet healthy dessert smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate or plain milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1.5 cups organic blueberries
  • 1 tbsp stevia
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 2 tbsp chocolate syrup (optional)

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

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9.

Refreshing Energy-Boosting Smoothie

This smoothie provides a powerful boost of energy plus vitamins K, C, B1, B2, B6, E and a ton of fiber!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup no added sugar orange juice
  • 1 large organic apple
  • 1 cup organic baby carrots
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp. raw organic honey
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

10.

Delicious Antioxidant Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Ever made a smoothie with cherries? Probably not but you really should. Besides being placed on ice cream sundaes and in your cocktails, cherries are a sweet fruit loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. They contain natural melatonin that can help you sleep better as well.

Though cherries go with just about anything and everything, chocolate is one of my favorite complementary flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of your choice
  • 1.5 cups frozen organic cherries
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa nibs
  • 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp. raw organic honey
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

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11.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

This peanut butter and jelly smoothie not only tastes amazing, but is also loaded with fiber which will satisfy your appetite, magnesium and calcium which is critical for bone health, and antioxidants to fight heart disease and cancer. All while lowering your blood sugar and cholesterol with the healthy fats found in the peanut butter and milk.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein of choice
  • 2 tablespoons organic unsalted crunch peanut butter
  • 1.5 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 – 1 tablespoon stevia (depending on your sweet tooth)
  • 4-6 ice cubes

Process

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!

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BY DR. WILL COLE

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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.

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