Anti-inflammatory smoothie loaded with immunity boosting nutrients from carrot, ginger and turmeric! Reduce inflammation, support healthy joints, eyes, skin, hair, heart, mood and more with this tasty smoothie recipe!
A tasty anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe to help reduce painful inflammation (thanks to turmeric and ginger which is also great juiced into a turmeric and ginger shot). The ingredients also supports the entire body, including the digestive tract and treating cysts.
Gather and prep the real food ingredients that we need:
- frozen banana (see how to freeze bananas for smoothies)
- frozen pineapple chunks
- orange juice
- fresh peeled ginger
- ground turmeric
- black pepper (to increase the absorption of turmeric)
You can also use coconut milk or this almond milk recipe in place of the orange juice, but the orange juice makes this smoothie nice and sweet. It will not be as sweet using dairy free milk so add honey or additional natural sweetener.
How to make an anti-inflammatory smoothie
Chop the carrots into 1-inch pieces, so they blend easier. In a high powered blender (I love using my Vitamix), add the frozen fruit (pineapple and banana) and vegetable (carrot) with ½ cup of orange juice as the liquid. Do note you may need more liquid depending on the blender, up to ¼ cup more.
Add ¼ teaspoon of ground turmeric, ½ inch of fresh ginger, and a pinch of black pepper. Blend on high speed until smooth, and serve the smoothie right away.
In addition to the ingredients in this smoothie, like our green smoothie recipe, leafy greens and supplements can be added to increase nutrition and anti inflammatory properties.
Feel free to add 1-2 tablespoons of any of these supplements and anti inflammatory foods:
- Hemp seeds
- Chia seeds – an excellent source of monounsaturated fats and to help fight inflammation. Chia seeds are also well loved around here to make vegan chia pudding!
- A few spinach leaves
- Almonds or almond butter
- 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar – it’s fantastic for a “pop of flavor” like in this apple cider vinegar smoothie!
Ginger and Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Benefits
Ginger, also an antioxidant, and widely known to alleviate stomach or digestive discomfort, when combined with Turmeric and black pepper or BioPerine increase the absorption abilities and therefore increased effectiveness. BioPerine is black pepper in extract form.
Curcumin (the active ingredient in Turmeric) has a long history of use in traditional medicine with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as possibly slowing the aging process. Turmeric also helps treat cysts. We have cysts and tumors growing in our bodies all the time as they are caused by inflammation. Depending on what tissue in the body is effected, turmeric can help to treat them [source].
One way we can all benefit from ginger and turmeric and increase well-being is with this tasty colorful orange smoothie recipe! It is one of our favorite anti inflammatory recipes and takes as little as 5 minutes to whip up.
This anti-inflammatory smoothie is best to drink right away, or at least within 1-2 hours. Any leftovers will change the consistency and the ingredients will separate and banana will start to brown.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are smoothies good for an anti inflammatory diet?
Smoothies are excellent for reducing inflammation and a quick way to get heart healthy fruits and vegetables into one delicious meal.
Does apple cider vinegar help with inflammation?
Apple cider vinegar for weight loss and inflammation really works! It needs to be watered down in a drink and is known to help reduce inflammation as-is eating whole apples, so feel free to try adding 1-2 teaspoons of this homemade apple cider vinegar or store-bought “with the mother” to this anti-inflammatory smoothie.
More related healthy recipes
- Turmeric Strawberry Lemonade
- Matcha Berry Smoothie
- Crunchy Golden Turmeric Granola Parfaits
- Dragon Fruit Smoothie
- Green Smoothie Recipe
- Cinnamon Ginger Carrot Juice
- Pineapple Orange Juice
- Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie
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