Want a tasty anti-inflammatory berry smoothie recipe that will help you reduce joint or muscle pain? You’re in luck cause this berry smoothie is one of the best because it contains pain natural pain-reducing ingredients. Continue reading to learn all about this amazing smoothie!
I love berries not just because they are sweet and packed with amazing flavors but also because they are rich in antioxidants that combat free radicals. You can have them all year round, fresh or frozen and they will still give you the nutrients you need.
Just make sure you use fruit smoothies as meal replacement breakfast shakes because the calories can really add up. Fruit smoothies also contain a lot of sugars and although not the bad kind, they can still add up.
Anti-Inflammatory Berry Smoothie
Unlike my anti-inflammatory blueberry smoothie recipe, this berry smoothie contains different varieties of berries plus natural pain-relieving herbs.
Adding this healthy berry smoothie to your diet regularly is a great way to reduce pain naturally.
Anti-Inflammatory Berry Smoothie Recipe
This healthy berry smoothie for inflammation yields 1 serving and takes around 8 minutes to prepare and make.
Anti-Inflammatory Berry Smoothie Ingredients:
- 1 cup of fresh cherries (pitted)
- 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup of red grapes (remove seeds)
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 inch of fresh ginger root (grated)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of organic raw honey
How To Make This Berry Smoothie
Throw all of the ingredients above into a blender and blend until smooth. You may want to add in a little more almond milk if the smoothie is too thick. Add in some ice cubes if you’re having this berry smoothie on a hot summer day.
Anti-Inflammatory Berry Smoothie Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this berry smoothie has 309 calories, 3.1g of total fat, 144mg sodium, 68.4g carbs, 6.6g of dietary fiber, 55.2g total sugars, 5.3g of protein, 2.62mcg of vitamin D, 45mg calcium, 2mg iron, and 803mg potassium.
How This Berry Smoothie Reduces Inflammation
Let’s start with cherries, like all berries, cherries contain a ton of antioxidants and vitamin C which makes them perfect for fighting oxidative stress and reducing inflammatory proteins.
That said, cherries are also excellent for reducing gout which is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It works by reducing uric acid levels in the body so definitely drink a lot of cherry smoothies and juices when having a gout flare-up.
Blueberries & Strawberries
Now although cherries are the number one anti-inflammatory berries, blueberries are also very effective in reducing inflammation because they contain over 13,000 antioxidants. Strawberries are an excellent plant-based source of folic acid.
Try This Raspberry Smoothie For Inflamamtion!
And then there’s red grapes which contain a good amount of anthocyanins, an antioxidant that reduces inflammation markers in the body so even if you don’t add them to your smoothies, try eating a handful daily.
I cannot express how powerful almond milk is for reducing inflammation. Drinking organic almond milk daily will do you soo much good because it’s rich in vitamins E & D. Vitamin E helps reduce inflammatory cytokines and vitamin D lowers C-reactive proteins (inflammatory markers).
Turmeric & Ginger
According to MayoClinic, turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a natural pain reliever. Adding turmeric to your teas, juices, and smoothies can do wonders for those with arthritis.
Similar to turmeric, ginger also has pain-relieving properties due to a compound it contains called salicylic acid. Also ginger contains antioxidants such as gingerols, Shogaols, and diarylheptanoids which all help to reduce inflammation.
Honey & Cayenne Pepper
So honey has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain and speeds up wound healing. Cayenne pepper contains an antioxidant called capsaicin which has been shown to block pain nerves.
People with arthritis and rheumatism can benefit a lot by adding cayenne to their recipes.
There you go! An easy, low-calorie berry smoothie that is filled with antioxidants to help you fight inflammation! Please don’t forget to share if you found this post helpful. You can also find me on Pinterest for more awesome tips and recipes.