Bursting with flavours and goodness, this Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Bowl is really invigorating. It makes the perfect breakfast or midday pick-me-up.
You can use fresh or frozen fruits for it and I recommend you load it up with as many toppings as you can. I listed a few ideas in the ingredients.
This recipe makes two portions so you can keep one in the fridge in an airtight container.
I have been suffering with inflammation pain for many years. It was at its worst when I lived in New York. Go and figure, at the time I lived on alcohol, cigarettes, diet soft drinks and a low fat / high carb diet! When I started eating less meat, I noticed my aches and pains became less and less frequent. I looked further into it, realising that meat consumption actually promotes inflammation. Another reason for me to embrace the flexitarian diet !
Now, I would be lying if I told you that going flexitarian has sorted all my inflammatory problems. But I have now more good days than bad days, and the bad days are not nearly as bad as they used to be. In my book that’s definitely progress.
Exercise helps too of course. Yoga, pilates, swimming, walking .. or whatever you like to do, you do need to keep those joints, muscles and ligaments moving. I have recently discovered Yin Yoga and cannot recommend it enough. It is doing wonders for me, especially as I have been suffering from serious back pain since the beginning of January.
Long-term chronic inflammation is linked to heart disease, arthritis and cancer. The good news is that there are many foods out there with proven benefits and we should all make sure to include them in our diet.
For this Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Bowl, I have used tofu, beetroot, spinach, almond, blueberry, pineapple, coconut oil, oat, chia seeds, orange, kiwi and turmeric. All of these ingredients are said to help reduce inflammation alongside other leafy green, cherries, strawberries, walnut, flax seeds etc.. Enjoy!