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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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  1. funkyfashion007 July 27, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply

    I love these places! There’s something similar near me, it’s so fun to taste test everything. I always feel bad if I don’t buy anything though lol . 🙂
    http://trend-mixblog.com/

    • Rakhi July 31, 2015 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      Oh I always end up buying something, even if it’s a sample 😉

  2. Dalo 2013 July 29, 2015 at 1:03 am - Reply

    Can’t live without olive oil, and so great to hear from you again ~ wishing you a great rest of the summer.

    • Rakhi July 31, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Good to hear from you too! Any progress on that Instagram acct so I can follow * ahem. Lol just kidding, hope you’re having a great summer as well 🙂

      • Dalo 2013 August 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

        It is becoming more of a possibility ~ there are so many great Instagram shots out there 🙂 Wishing you the best and to make this summer one to remember ~

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