Low-carb Anti-inflammatory Smoothie Recipes

Fitness Recipes Science

Inflammation is a physiological response of the body against injury or infections. However, unresolved chronic levels of inflammation (low-grade inflammation) can be a contributing factor in the development of long-term health conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s.

That’s why a regular anti-inflammatory smoothie can come a long way in ensuring your inflammatory markers are within their expected normal. Besides, these smoothie recipes are also low on calories, great for those looking to lose weight or improve their fitness levels.

Pineapple goji smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz yam – scrubbed, chopped
  • 4 oz pineapple
  • 1 orange – peeled
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tbsp hemp seed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  • Add all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Everyone knows that oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, but did you know that pineapple actually has more Vitamin C per serving?

Pineapple also contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that helps reduce bloating.

Goji berries are full of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and carotenoids, which have been linked to an increased lifespan.

And let’s not forget about the good old yam, which is full of complex carbohydrates (the best kind for increased energy) and soluble dietary fiber.

When you mix in a serving of hemp seed, which is full of protein, omega-3, and omega-6 fatty acids, you’ve got a meal replacement smoothie that can get you through any kind of workout life throws at you.

Yields: 2 servings

Nutrition Facts per serving:

  • 180 calories
  • 4g fat
  • 11g sugar
  • 4g protein
  • 4g fiber
  • 32g carbs

Green avocado matcha smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz red lettuce
  • 1 pear – chopped
  • 1/2 avocado – pitted
  • 1 tsp matcha
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

  • Add all the ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

You hear a lot about the “good fat” in avocados, but what does that mean, exactly?

The main fat in avocados is oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid also present in olive oil.

Oleic acid is good for healthy skin and hair; helps reduce inflammation, and may have cancer-fighting properties.

Paired with matcha, a powdered green tea with more antioxidants than any other superfood, this smooth and nutty green smoothie will help you be healthy inside and out!

Yields: 2 servings

Nutrition Facts per serving:

  • 178 calories
  • 11g fat
  • 9g sugar
  • 3g protein
  • 8g fiber
  • 20g carbs

About Author:

Joan C. is a Registered Medical Clinician, a content creator, and a health and wellness enthusiast. She’s all about educating clients on the power of plant-based nutrition, mindfulness, and lifestyle habits as a strategy to impact health and longevity.

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