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Posted on 11-01-2017

Pineapple SmoothieThis inflammation fighting pineapple smoothie is not only delicious and refreshing it can help your body naturally lessen inflammatory response leaving you with less pain. Socrates was right when he said “Let food be thy medicine.” Nature has given us the tools to help our bodies heal if we just pause and look around.

The Recipe

1 ½ cups pineapple chunks (fresh or frozen) (if you use fresh make sure to freeze them after cutting up the pineapple.)

1 peeled orange

1 cup coconut water (any brand or fresh)

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon Ground Turmeric

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Add all ingredients to a blender.  Pulse until smooth.

Serve immediately, garnished with extra chia seeds if desired.

Why it works

There is a specific reason for every ingredient in this blend. They all work together to form a powerful concoction disguised as a delicious mouth-watering breakfast beverage.

Pineapples contain an enzyme called Bromelain which is a documented anti-inflammatory agent.

Oranges - Oranges contain beta-cryptoxanthin, which has been shown to decrease the development of inflammatory joint conditions.

Coconut Water - contains tannins, which are known to lessen inflammation response.

Ginger - Though primarily touted for digestive properties it is also a helpful anti-inflammatory.

Chia Seeds - Chia seeds supply a high dose of Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. All of which adds to the anti-inflammatory benefit of this drink.

Turmeric - One of the most potent of the anti-inflammatory spices. It has been shown to work just as well as many NSAID over the counter pain relievers when used on a regular basis.

Black Pepper - Black pepper is an important part of the mix. When combined with food and or other spices it vamps up the ability of the body to absorb nutrients, vitamins, and minerals making this an, even more, power packed beverage.

So grab your ingredients next time you hit the supermarket and get that blender going!

For more great recipes and health tips visit www.chiropractorbonitasprings.com or call 239-947-1177. Let Nutrition Specialists of Florida be your source for healing in Southwest Florida.

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