Anti-inflammatory Life is a Bowl of Cherries
Anti-Inflammatory Tart Cherry Smoothie Recipe
Nutrition Highlights(per serving)
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Total Sugars 44g|
|Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Prep10 min, Cook0 min
This cool and refreshing smoothie attacks inflammation in three ways: Leafy greens like spinach are top notch for battling inflammation, while tart cherries are especially beneficial for post-exercise muscle recovery. The third all-star ingredient is a compound called found in pineapple. This powerful enzyme may assist in reducing inflammation throughout the body.
The recipe is complete with a shot of Greek yogurt, which adds protein and .
- ¾ cup tart cherry juice
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup baby spinach
- ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
- Place tart cherry juice in a blender, followed by pineapple, spinach, and yogurt.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour and sip.
Ingredient Variations and Substitutions
For a vegan and dairy-free version, replace Greek yogurt with high protein soy milk. Rice or almond milk are also healthy lower protein options.
For an alternative protein boost option, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Other healthy ideas for add-ins include walnuts, chia seeds, or a spoon full of almond butter.
Although nutritious, note that these are calorie dense, so be mindful of portion sizes!
Cooking and Serving Tips
Enjoy this hydrating and nutrient-packed smoothie for breakfast or a post-workout recovery snack.
Look for tart cherry juice in the natural foods section of the grocery store. As the name suggests, the tart cherry juice is tart and flavorful, so it's best combined with extra sweet pineapple to balance out the flavors.
For optimal blending and an extra smooth consistency, add the liquid before the other ingredients, then blend for at least 90 seconds.
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