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Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory SmoothieSo I ate something earlier this week that caused my eczema to flare up again, and to calm down my immune system I turned to my cupboards to find a solution. Aha TURMERIC! The holy grail of antioxidants from the East! So I warmed up some water, threw together some fresh squeezed lemon and turmeric, took my first sip and spit it right back out. It was DISGUSTING! I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t that. Turmeric has a musky taste to it so I knew it wasn’t going to taste anywhere near as good as the smoothies I’ve been spoiling myself with but I knew I shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste for health.

So I looked into my fridge to see what I could come up with and this was my creation:

 

Ingredients

1.5 cup frozen mangoes

1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

1/2 Tablespoon grated ginger

1/2 Lemon juice squeezed

1 Tablespoon ground Flax Seeds

1/2 cup Almond Milk

1/2 cup water or GREEN TEA for an extra boost of immunity

1/2 Tablespoon Agave Nectar or Honey

1/4 Cup Ice

                

Benefits

Turmeric

Turmeric

Composed of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, Turmeric has shown to prevent infection and reduce inflammation in the body associated with joint pain and arthritis.

Ginger

Great in alleviating symptoms associated with stomach problems such as gas, bloating, and cramps. Ginger has also shown to be beneficial in reducing the accumulation of body fat and cell growth retardation in cancer cells.

Flax Seeds

Packed with omega-3s from alpha-linolenic acid, Flax Seeds help to regulate cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation.

MangoesMangoes

Full of vitamins A, C, and E, Mangoes can aid in fighting off colds and free radicals. Not to mention they contain large amounts of fiber to help aid in digestion.

Hope you find this yummy concoction to your liking and tell me what you think! To gain the full benefits of reducing inflammation, drink daily, and add turmeric to your cooking.

Best of luck and Follow your bliss!

By |August 10, 2013|Recipes|15 Comments

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    littleblissbook December 2, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Mixed in savory dishes doesn’t bother me at all. By itself where the flavors can’t be masked is another issue…

  2. Avatar for leaf (the indolent cook)
    leaf (the indolent cook) December 1, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I use turmeric too, it’s definitely an acquired taste. Pairing it with fruits or honey does help a lot!

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    Island Traveler September 2, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I love mangoes and this smoothie just made it even more irresistible!

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    Sandra Harriette August 18, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I’m bubbling at the utter deliciousness

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    audrygodwyn August 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Definitely :)

    I love ginger and I turmeric doesn’t have much of a sharp flavor unless it’s fresh which taste almost like a radish. But blended with fruits should be fine, I can imaging the flavors that’s why I was so excited!

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    littleblissbook August 14, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Aw thanks for the pingback Audry:) I hope you like it. I was almost afraid people would be afraid to try it because of the turmeric and ginger. It really does blend well together with the mango though. Let me know how yours turns out!

    Rakhi xoxo

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    audrygodwyn August 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    This is soooo great! I shared it on my blog. I don’t have all the ingredients yet, but I will. I do smoothies every morning and I like to do the same thing for 1-2 weeks at a time….this is my next one :)

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  9. Avatar for littleblissbook
    littleblissbook August 14, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    No problem! Hope you like it:)

  10. Avatar for road2beauty
    road2beauty August 14, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Now this certainly calls for a ‘Wow’. Being a beauty and health fanatic too, m certainly gonna try this. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Avatar for Beauty Vancouver
    Beauty Vancouver August 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Helpful article, thanks for sharing! :)

  12. Avatar for littleblissbook
    littleblissbook August 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    It was much tastier than just the turmeric and water by itself lol that’s for sure. Hope it helps Shannon:) L-glutamine powder also is great for boosting the immune system and healing the gut. I just bought some to put in my smoothies :)

  13. Avatar for littleblissbook
    littleblissbook August 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Let me know if it helps! I would say drinking it once won’t show immediate signs of improvement, like say steroid medications would, but for a more natural remedy that’s easy on the body I would say 1-2 times a day for about 4 days should help :)

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    Healthy People Healthy Planet August 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Looks super good! I’ll have to try that out next time I have a flare.

  15. Avatar for shannonseczema
    shannonseczema August 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    This looks like a tasty drink to help boost my immune system :) I will have to give it a try x

    Shannon x

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