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Anti Inflammatory Smoothie

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This super refreshing and zingy Anti Inflammatory Smoothie is not only super tasty but it’s amazingly good for you as well!  This drink is packed full of fresh ingredients that will brighten your skin and leave you feeling energized.

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Anti inflammatory smoothie in front of a blue cloth

I don’t know about you guys, but these grey and dark days are taking a toll on my energy levels! It’s getting harder to get up in the morning and to feel motivated throughout the day – I’m having to give myself pep talks on the regular!  Now, I can’t make spring come any faster, but I can make a drink that will awaken your taste buds and get you going for the day!

Anti Inflammatory Smoothie with Turmeric and Ginger

I really wanted to get some zing into this smoothie, and zing it does! Fresh ginger and lemon juice tickle the taste buds and the orange juice and mango add a natural sweetness while the turmeric adds a beautiful earthy quality to the drink.

As always, use the freshest ingredients you can lay your hands on for maximum flavour and goodness.  Either squeeze your own orange juice or buy fresh – don’t use the stuff with tonnes of sugar and preservatives in.

Close up of an anti inflammatory smoothie with orange garnish

Get anti inflammatories into your diet

As my regular readers will know, I am no dietician!  There’s other blogs for that shizzle, but, if unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will know how important it is to get anti inflammatory foods into your diet.  It’s the perfect way to boost your immune system and can help guard against those nasties like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and depression. Check out this article from Harvard to learn more from people far more qualified than me!

This smoothie is packed full of anti inflammatory ingredients, orange, lemon, ginger and turmeric are all well known for their healthy properties.  Oh, it’s also damn tasty too – this is a food blog after all 😉

Anti inflammatory smoothie next to fresh fruit

The Anti Inflammatory Smoothie is perfect for breakfast

The beauty of this smoothie – and all my smoothies! – is that they are a great option for a quick breakfast.  Just chop the ginger and mango, throw everything into a blender and you are good to go.  The citrus flavours really awaken those tastebuds, and you will have a belly full of goodness to face the day!

If you prefer a slightly thicker smoothie, add in a handful of oats for a fibre hit, and if you prefer a sweeter smoothie, just add in a squirt of honey.

For more smoothie recipes, full of goodness, check out my Berry Oat Smoothie or Easy Beet Smoothie.

An anti inflammatory smoothie on a wooden work top

Anti Inflammatory Smoothie

This smoothie will brighten your morning! Packed full of fresh ingredients and spiked with ginger and turmeric for a zingy drink that takes 5 minutes to make.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 large smoothie
Calories: 278kcal

Ingredients

  • ice cubes optional
  • 1/2 fresh mango cut into chunks
  • fresh orange juice (500ml)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cm fresh ginger finely chopped
  • juice 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender.  Blend well and serve.

Notes

If you prefer a slightly sweeter smoothie, add a teaspoon of honey.
Nutritional value based on 1 serving

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 1158mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 1855IU | Vitamin C: 276.8mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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