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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SMOOTHIE

This is a smoothie I designed for myself to help reduce inflammation in the body. I can feel it’s anti-inflammatory effects as soon as I drink it and I love the fact that it tastes great too. I’ve made this smoothie a part of my breakfast regime and sometimes throw in extra boosters such as macadamia nuts or Healthy Chef Protein to make it a complete and delicious meal.

 

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:

Pineapples are a rich source of B group vitamins including thiamine (B1) and B6, which are vital for energy metabolism and nerve function. They also contain the enzyme bromelain, renowned for aiding protein digestion. Turmeric is rich in curcumin, a phytochemical with potent anti-inflammatory benefits. Ginger has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and helps stimulate digestion and soothe the digestive tract. Chia and flaxseed are high in omega 3 which helps support healthy gut function.

 

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (Serves 1)

1 cup sweet ripe pineapple, cut into chunks
1 cup water, coconut water or cold green tea
1 teaspoon fresh turmeric or 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1 small slice of ginger
1 teaspoon Natural immune Support
1 teaspoon chia or flaxseeds
Add 1 tablespoons Healthy Chef Protein (optional)
1/2  cup ice to blend

 

method

  1. Combine pineapple, water, turmeric, ginger, Natural Immune Support and ice.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a serving glass and enjoy.
+ notes & inspiration +
  • Add 1 frozen banana for creaminess and a potassium boost.
  • Use homemade almond milk in place of water.
  • Add a sprinkle of macadamia nuts or a spoon of coconut butter to add essential fatty acids and reduce inflammation.
  • Add a spoonful of Healthy Chef Protein to help nourish the body and support a healthy immune system.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of bee pollen or rosehip powder to boost the anti-inflammatory benefits.
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