Try this tropical pineapple mango anti-inflammatory smoothie to help you reduce inflammation and pain naturally. Pineapples are delicious and just looking at them makes you want to grab a slice! That said, they are extremely healthy too! Read on to learn more about how they can help reduce your symptoms.
Tropical smoothies are very refreshing due to their appealing fruity flavors. People travel thousands of miles every year just to have an exotic tropical experience of sunshine coconut trees and smoothies! Well, you can have some right at home in your backyard + health benefits!
Pineapple Mango Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
This smoothie is less than 200 calories but only if you opt for a low-calorie or zero-fat coconut milk. That said, you will be getting a healthy dose of vitamin E which is an amazing antioxidant. Continue reading below to learn more about the amazing benefits of each ingredient.
Anti-Inflammatory Pineapple Smoothie Recipe
This pineapple smoothie for inflammation takes 5 minutes to prepare and make and yields 1 serving.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups of pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup of mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 cup of coconut milk (low-calorie)
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 cup of ice cubes (if in summer)
- 1/2 cup of water if needed
How To Make Pineapple Mango Soothie:
Simply throw all of your ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add in the ice cubes and garnish with some fresh slices of pineapples and mangos. This smoothie will come out thicker than other smoothies so if you prefer a lighter consistency, add in some water.
Note; You can use full-fat coconut milk if you are not concerned about your calorie intake but that will increase the saturated and total fat value. That said, full-fat coconut milk has a better flavor and contains higher amounts of vitamin E.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this pineapple smoothie contains 192 calories, 1% total fat, 0% saturated fat, 48.2g total carbs, 4.8g dietary fiber, 30.9g total sugars, 3.2g protein, 36mg calcium, 2mg iron, 326mg potassium,
Benefits Of Pineapple Mango Smoothie
So not only do pineapples reduce indigestion but it is great for inflammation because it contains an enzyme called bromelain. Bromalian helps your body reduce pain and swelling so drinking this pineapple smoothie will help you reduce pain naturally.
Mangos on the other hand does wonders for those with inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis. It’s also very effective in relieving sore muscles because it contains a good amount of potassium.
Turmeric contains an antioxidant compound commonly known as curcumin. Curcumin is anti-inflammatory but it’s also a natural anticoagulant. This natural herb does wonders for those with inflammation and arthritis!
If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or lupus arthritis, make sure to swap cow milk for coconut or almond milk because they both contain anti-inflammatory properties along with vitamin E.
Who Should Not Drink Pineapple Mango Smoothies
So although pineapples are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, it’s also important to know that they can interact with certain medications. If you are taking blood thinners, and antidepressants, reduce your intake of pineapples.
You may also want to limit your consumption of mangos if you suffer from diabetes because they are known to spike blood sugar levels. Mangos are also high in carbs and sugars so take that into consideration as well.
Note: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure not to add turmeric to your diet because it can cause side effects.
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