Inflammation is an effect caused by our body’s white blood cells during the fight against harmful bacteria and toxins etc. The white blood cells fight against anything that damages or tends to damage our body and the result of that fight is inflammation. Inflammation in the body in itself is not a disease however chronic inflammation in the body can lead to various diseases like arthritis, redness, swelling, painful joints, stiffness etc. Some of the other symptoms can be fever, chills, feeling exhausted, reduced appetite, headache etc. We bring to you the 8 best smoothies that work effectively towards reducing inflammation.So what are you waiting for, let’s get started.
1. Mixed Berry Smoothie:
Berries contain antioxidants and anthocyanins which help in fighting against inflammation and thereby keeping the body strong and resistant against diseases. The mixed berry smoothie is a thick yummy smoothie containing a blend of strawberries, blueberries and other mixed berries. You need to blend all of these together in a blender. Add to it 1 small cup of unsweetened low fat vanilla yogurt and 1 ripe banana. Blend these well and to adjust the consistency you can add fresh orange juice (with no added sugar) to it.
2. Avocado Carrot Ginger Smoothie:
Avocado and carrot are a great power packed combination which helps fight against inflammation. Ginger in addition to it is also a wonder ingredient which helps against inflammation. The way to consume these items are to make a smoothie. For the avocado carrot smoothie, you need to blend cut pieces of avocado, add carrot pieces to it and blend well. To the mixed blend add fresh unsweetened apple juice and a ripe to it and blend well to get a smooth consistency.
4. Kiwi Pineapple Smoothie:
In a blender add pineapple pieces along with kiwi fruit pieces, blend for 10 seconds. Once it is half done add unsweetened fresh apple juice to it and blend well to form a thick creamy smooth consistency. Optionally you can also add half a cup of unsweetened vanilla yogurt to it for that extra creamy finish.
5. Rich Green Smoothie:
Green leafy vegetables are very beneficial in reducing inflammation. To make a healthy green detox smoothie you need to blend in together cucumber pieces along with pineapple and a ripe banana and some spinach; add to it freshly squeezed lime juice, ginger and adjust its consistency using light coconut milk. Blend well to achieve the frothy creamy texture; you can also add some crushed ice to it as per preference.
6. Honey Orange Smoothie:
Oranges are packed with Vitamin C and this helps in generating antioxidants in our body and also fights against inflammation. This is a simple and very refreshing drink. You need to just add de-seeded oranges in a blender and add 2 spoons of honey (or more as per your taste preference) to it and blend well. Once it is blended add about 1/3rd cup of coconut milk to it to adjust the thickness. For an added flavour you may also add some vanilla flavour to the final drink.
7. Papaya Pleasure:
Papaya is rich in nutrients and fibre and it also reduces inflammation efficiently. For making the papaya pleasure smoothie blend in together papaya, ripe banana and some strawberries together; blend well to achieve a creamy texture. It is best to add crushed ice to the smoothie just before consumption.
8. Green Grape Smoothie:
Green grapes are rich in flavonoids and anthocyanins and these agents help the body in fighting against inflammation and reduces its effects. The green grape smoothie is a power packed smoothie which is very healthy for your body. It helps fight inflammation and keeps the body strong. All you need to do is add green grapes, cucumber pieces and some yogurt in a blender and blend well. To finish it up add some low fat cream to it and mix well to get the perfect creamy finish.
9. Banana Cinnamon Smoothie:
The last but not the least is the very typical banana smoothie. Bananas are power packed, rich in nutrition and very filling for the tummy. They are rich in potassium which is very helpful in keep the body healthy and strong.For this smoothie you need to blend ripe banana pieces with low fat milk to achieve a thick consistency. Finish it off by sprinkling freshly ground cinnamon powder over it for the perfect finish and aroma. As a variation you can also add some peanut butter, crushed ice and honey to this smoothie.
These ultimate smoothies are absolutely healthy and will help you in getting rid of inflammatory. Consult your doctor if the condition still persist.