Meet Your New Anti-Inflammatory BFF: The Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothie
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Meet Your New Anti-Inflammatory BFF: The Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothie

If you suffer from digestive issues and persistent inflammation, don’t feel you need to turn to the pharmacist immediately — you may be able to help ease your symptoms with a healthy diet instead. And when it tastes as good as this anti-inflammatory smoothie, you’d be silly not to give it a go! With fresh kiwi and pineapple, chia seeds, turmeric, ginger and spinach (all of which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties), this smoothie is by far the tastiest medicine I’ve ever had!

Ingredients:

Makes 2

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger puree
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 kiwis
  • 3 cubes frozen spinach

*You may also want to include a dollop of honey or agave, depending on how sweet you like your smoothies.

Instructions:

1. Add the pineapple, turmeric, ginger and chia seeds to a high-powered blender, along with around two thirds of the ice. Add a dash of water, and blend until smooth. You can adjust the consistency by adding more water, if you prefer. Pour the pineapple smoothie into two glasses, and set aside.

2. Rinse the blender (no need to wash it thoroughly), and add the remaining ice, peeled kiwis, frozen spinach and another dash of water. Blend until smooth. Again, you can adjust the consistency with more water, and you can also add a dollop of honey or agave if the smoothie isn’t quite sweet enough for your taste.

3. Pour the kiwi smoothie over the pineapple smoothie, and use a spoon or straw to gently swirl the two colors together. Serve immediately.

Add the pineapple, turmeric, ginger and chia seeds to a high-powered blender, along with around two thirds of the ice. Add a dash of water, and blend until smooth. You can adjust the consistency by adding more water if you prefer. Pour the pineapple smoothie into two glasses, and set aside.

Rinse the blender (no need to wash it thoroughly), and add the remaining ice, peeled kiwis, frozen spinach and another dash of water. Blend until smooth. Again, you can adjust the consistency with more water, and you can also add a dollop of honey or agave if the smoothie isn’t quite sweet enough for your taste.

Pour the kiwi smoothie over the pineapple smoothie, and use a spoon or straw to gently swirl the two colors together. Serve immediately.

The turmeric and ginger give this anti-inflammatory smoothie a really exotic flavor — it would make a super healthy breakfast, but it almost tastes a bit like a frozen cocktail too! I wonder if it would still be anti-inflammatory if I added a dash of rum…

Oh, and by the way, if you’re feeling super lazy, you don’t have to make the two colors separately like I did. It would be just as delicious all blitzed up together. I just quite like the marbled look!

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