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Anti-inflammatory Mint Smoothie ๐Ÿ€

Updated: Feb 21

Not only does this smoothie taste amazing, but it's packed with 'lucky' ingredients that can help support your overall health along with a flatter tummy;) Whether you're looking to heal your gut or simply want a delicious and refreshing St. Patty's themed beverage, this anti-inflammatory smoothie is sure to be a hit. Give it a try and see how you feel! Make this recipe with me on Pinterest TV!

One of the key ingredients in this smoothie is turmeric, which has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been shown to help reduce inflammation in the body, which can help alleviate symptoms associated with conditions like arthritis, IBS, and even depression.

Ginger, another powerful anti-inflammatory, is also included in this recipe. In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, ginger has also been shown to help ease nausea and vomiting, making it a great addition to any smoothie.


The fresh mint leaves not only add a refreshing flavor to the smoothie, but they also have potential health benefits. Mint has been shown to help aid digestion and may also have antimicrobial properties, which can help fight off harmful bacteria in the body.


Pineapple and banana provide natural sweetness to the smoothie, while also adding a variety of vitamins and minerals. Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C, which can help support a healthy immune system, while bananas are a good source of potassium, which can help regulate blood pressure.


Walnuts are a great source of healthy fats, protein, and essential nutrients. However, they contain certain enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid that can make it difficult for your body to fully digest and absorb all of their nutrients. That's why in this recipe we "activate" the walnuts to help break down these enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid, making it easier for your body to digest and absorb all of the nutrients found in the walnuts.


By reducing the phytic acid content in the walnuts, you can increase the absorption of minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc. This can have a positive impact on bone health, immune function, and a wide range of other physiological processes. Additionally, soaking the walnuts in water can help to soften them, making them easier to chew and digest. This can be particularly helpful for people who have digestive issues or who find raw walnuts difficult to eat.


To make this delicious smoothie, simply blend together all of the ingredients until smooth and creamy. If you are using fresh fruit instead of frozen, add a few ice cubes before blending. If you don't have coconut water, you can swap with filtered water. Garnish with hemp seeds and mint to dress it up.

Recipe


Servings: 4

Prep time: 10min

Ingredients:

  • 200g / 7oz frozen pineapple

  • 200g / 7oz frozen banana

  • 6 cm piece fresh turmeric

  • 3 cm piece fresh ginger

  • 4 sprigs fresh mint leaves

  • 1 lime, flesh only

  • 100 g / 3oz fresh spinach or kale

  • 100 g / 3oz walnuts (soaked overnight)

  • 400 g / 14oz coconut water

  • optional garnish: hemp seeds & mint

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender or my robot chef and blend 2 min/speed 10. Add more coconut water if needed and blend a few more seconds. Serve immediately and enjoy your flat belly!

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