Anti-inflammatory drinks can be extremely beneficial to your health! It helps lessen your chances of heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer! Maryea Flaherty, author of ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRINKS FOR HEALTH, shares her Avocado-Lada Smoothie Recipe.
Ingredients (serves 1):
- 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 ⁄2 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 3 tablespoons flaxseeds
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- Place all ingredients in a large blender.
- Blend the ingredients on high until thoroughly combined and smooth.
- Consume immediately.
Per Serving Calories: 414 | Fat: 22.0 g | Protein: 10.0 g | Sodium: 63 mg Fiber: 17.8 g | Carbohydrates: 49.5 g | Sugar: 25.3 g
KEY INGREDIENT: Avocado What could be better than enjoying the flavors of a piña colada in the health-promoting form of a smoothie? The avocado is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Avocados have a very low glycemic index and are a great source of pantothenic acid; fiber; copper; folate; and vitamins K, B6, E, and C. Their anti-inflammatory benefit comes from their fat content. They are a great source of omega-9 fatty acids (heart-healthy monounsaturated fats), which have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and decrease inflammation.
Spinach, pineapple, and flaxseeds are also working in your favor with their anti-inflammatory compounds. This smoothie is excellent with plain water, or you could add a little extra natural sweetness with hydrating coconut water.
For more recipes check out ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRINKS FOR HEALTH by Maryea Flaherty!
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Excerpted from Anti-Inflammatory Drinks for Health by Maryea Flaherty. Copyright © 2019 by the author. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.