Anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe

I’ve been promising this recipe to my clients for quite a while, so now I’ve joined the blog party here it is finally!  Have a go, and make any comments below on how you adapted it etc, I’d love to hear from you.

This is a really tasty smoothie with some wonderful anti-inflammatory ingredients such as pineapple, turmeric and flax seeds.  I haven’t added anything to sweeten mine so you could add a date if you want it sweeter, but I think the banana and cinnamon do the trick.  For your liquid, add some home made nut milk or some coconut water if you can find it locally (or feel like treating yourself to a rather expensive ingredient!)

Ingredients:
Anti-inflammatory pineapple smoothie

  • 1 dessert spoon pumpkin seeds (soaked overnight if you remember, and then rinsed)
  • 1 dessert spoon organic whey protein powder
  • 1 dessert spoon linseeds (either pre-ground or soaked over night)
  • 1 heaped dessert spoon of gluten free oats
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or a little more if you like the taste)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 thick slice pineapple, skinned and diced (I use about a 1 inch thick slice)
  • 250ml nut milk or coconut water

Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.  Add a little more liquid if it is too thick.

So now here you are sipping on your smoothie while following some of the advice I have given you in your sessions  First up, let’s think about blood sugar balance, which as you know I am very keen on banging on about.  We have the whey protein as well as the pumpkin seeds and nut milk, here to provide you with some excellent proteins and essential fats to slow the release of the sugars from the fruit. Cinnamon is also not only a wonderful tasty spice to add to the mix, but is also here to help keep your blood sugar levels balanced after eating such a fruity smoothie.

As you can see, each ingredient in this smoothie is there for it’s health properties…if you’re in a geeky mood today read on for some reasons why: