Chronic inflammation is linked to a number of serious diseases and health problems from various cancers, to autoimmune disorders, even Alzheimer’s .
So what better way to help manage inflammation than with a delicious and tropical anti-inflammatory smoothie?
This smoothie is absolutely packed with anti-inflammatory goodness with turmeric, chia seeds, pineapple, and ginger!
This definitely isn’t your average green smoothie!
Thanks to the fresh fruit and pineapple it has a sweet tropical flavor with a subtle warming kick from the ginger and turmeric – super unique and refreshing!
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Ingredients
Let’s take a look at some of the active ingredients and their amazing benefits:
It is important to note that curcumin is not readily bioavailable (able to be absorbed by our bodies). By consuming curcumin with peperine (found in black pepper) the bioavailability of curcumin is increased by 2000% . Curcumin is also fat soluble which is why the coconut oil is added to this recipe.
A major cause of inflammation in Western diets is an imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Modern diets contain way too much omega-6 and are deficient in omega-3. Chia seeds are an excellent source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids to help balance out your diet. 
Chia seeds are one of my favorite ways to boost my green smoothies!
Pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromelain which is used to treat inflammatory diseases. This enzyme helps regulate unwanted inflammation caused by the body’s immune response. 
It’s common knowledge that ginger is great for digestion, but did you know it also has anti-inflammatory properties? Thanks to a phenolic compound called 6-Gingerol, ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory food.  Ginger is also super versatile, it’s good in everything from smoothies to stir fry. I even put it in my detox waters!
To make this powerful pineapple turmeric anti-inflammatory smoothie, start by preparing the fruit and peeling the ginger.
If you have a high quality blender you can simply add all the ingredients and blend to your desired consistency.
Otherwise, you’ll want to blend the spinach with the almond milk until well combined first. This makes it easier to break down the spinach so you aren’t chewing it while drinking your smoothie!
The crushed black pepper seems like a strange ingredient in a smoothie but it is such a small amount that you can’t taste it at all.
Its only purpose is to increase the absorption of the good stuff in the turmeric as discussed earlier.
That’s it, your done. Just add a slice of pineapple to your cup and enjoy the refreshing tropical flavors with powerful anti-inflammatory benefits!
This isn’t your average green smoothie! Thanks to the fresh fruit and pineapple it has a sweet tropical flavor with a subtle warming kick from the ginger and turmeric – so unique and refreshing! This smoothie is also packed with anti-inflammatory goodness from the turmeric to the chia seeds to the pineapple.
- Peel ginger and remove the cores, stems, and seeds from the apple, pear, and pineapple
- Add spinach and almond milk to the blender and blend until well combined
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend to desired consistency
- Use at least 1 frozen fruit or a handful of ice for a creamy and cold smoothie
Keywords: Anti-inflammatory smoothie, Turmeric smoothie
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