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Anti-Inflammatory Drinks: Wild Blueberry Power Smoothie Recipe

Looking for a new smoothie recipe? Maryea Flaherty, author of ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRINKS FOR HEALTH, shares her Wild Blueberry Power smoothie recipe!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 ⁄2 cup chopped parsley
  • 11 ⁄2 tablespoons peeled, chopped ginger
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter

Per Serving Calories: 216 | Fat: 9.7 g | Protein: 5.6 g | Sodium: 10 mg Fiber: 6.6 g | Carbohydrates: 28.7 g | Sugar: 14.7 g

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients in a large blender.
  2. Blend the ingredients on high until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  3. Consume immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.

Key Ingredient: Wild Blueberries Wild blueberries contain more of the powerful antioxidant anthocyanin than cultivated blueberries do, so it’s worth seeking them out and adding them to your rotation. Most well-stocked supermarkets will have wild blueberries in their frozen fruit section. In addition to the anti-inflammatory properties wild blueberries possess, anthocyanin is thought to play a role in brain and eye health. Wild blueberries also have 30 percent less (natural) sugar than cultivated blueberries have. Although the starring role in this smoothie goes to the wild blueberries, that isn’t the only ingredient working to reduce inflammation for you. This smoothie brings additional anti-inflammatory goodness through flaxseeds, parsley, ginger, and almonds. It’s aptly named a power smoothie!

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.

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

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