Summertime = Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie time. Refreshing, energizing, and ready in 5- this bright and tropical smoothie is just what you need to keep going this season. Filled with anti-inflammatory ingredients to support your body in feeling good, this one is quickly becoming a daily favorite.
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The Secret to Anti-Inflammatory Goodness
Smoothies can be a hit or miss for me. Even though I like them, I don’t tend to make them that often… that is, until I put together this combination and fell in love. This anti-inflammatory smoothie has become an almost daily creation that keeps me feeling refreshed, invigorated, and supported.
A delicious blend of Omega-3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, Vitamin C, and Bromelain- an enzyme in pineapple which triggers your body’s ability to fight pain and reduce swelling– this drool-worthy smoothie is a powerhouse of both immune & anti-inflammatory support.
The flavor is bright, tropical, and fairly mild. It brings on the summer vibes without being too overpowering. It’s also a really good way to get some protein powder in. This smoothie blends well with both paleopro and active stacks protein powder!
Grab Your Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients!
A great way to make sure you always have smoothie ingredients on hand is to buy them frozen and keep a stash in the freezer. Often this can save you some money and it also keeps fruits & veggies from going bad before you’re ready to use them. Alternatively, you can buy ingredients in bulk and freeze them yourself!
- Avocados, Chia Seeds, and Walnuts all contain high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids. Upping this kind of fat helps us balance our Omega 3:6 ratio and keeps inflammation levels down!
- The anti-oxidants present in the Strawberries, Chia Seeds and the Pineapple support a healthy inflammatory response by protecting cells from the impact of free radicals.
- Pineapple in particular has an enzyme called Bromelain which causes the body to produce substances that fight off pain and swelling.
- This smoothie is also great with protein powder- vanilla or chocolate flavor! I really like both the paleopro cacao protein powder and the active stacks vanilla protein powder.
No special instructions here- just throw everything in the blender until you get your desired consistency.
Frequently Asked Questions
For sure. While pineapple has some pretty fantastic anti-inflammatory-specific compounds, you could also go a more anti-oxidant-focused route and sub for a blend of berries or throw some frozen banana in.
Yes. I like almond milk- and stick to that, but this could work with your preferred milk. Oat milk is pretty creamy so the consistency might be a little different, but it would still work.
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Bright & refreshing summer smoothie filled with anti-inflammatory ingredients!
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen strawberries, whole
1/2 cup frozen avocado chunks
1 cup fresh kale
1/4 cup walnut halves
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 1/2 cup milk of choice
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth!
You can add- protein powder, collagen, adaptogens or frozen banana too!
Macros calculated with unsweetened Almond milk
- Serving Size: 2 Cups
- Calories: 566
- Fat: 40g
- Carbohydrates: 54g
- Protein: 16g