Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Recipe
Inflammation is the immune system’s response to illness or injury. Stressful external factors could cause inflammation. Traumatic events, chronic work stress, poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are some of the factors which lead to chronic inflammation.
This low-level chronic inflammation makes us more susceptible to diseases including depression, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.
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There are simple ways to reduce and control inflammation levels such as eating more plant based diet, consuming more green leafy vegetables, meditation and more. One of our favourite methods is green smoothies. Green leafy vegetables support eliminating toxins and balancing inflammation levels with their antioxidant properties. Our Green Power Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie is easy to prepare and a good alternative for breakfast.
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1 large handful of spinach
1 stick of organic celery
half a cucumber
juice of 1 lemon
300 ml of filtered water
Optional: add 1 green apple or kiwi
Wash your vegetables beneath cold running water, making sure you give the spinach a thorough wash to remove all traces of soil.
Place all the ingredients into your blender and blitz together until it becomes smooth and creamy.
To make it more sweet and tasty add one apple or kiwi
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
About the author: Erica Vtoraja
Erica is PAAR’s nutrition expert. Hence, her approach to health is holistic. "My vocation is to inspire and help people to discover what is best for them” is Erica's life motto.