Smoothies are a great way to cool down in the summer, but you can also use them to help with some of your chronic illness symptoms! Now, smoothies are not going to be a replacement for medication or a treatment plan, but they are a great way to get the nutrition you need in a really tasty way.
Ginger and Berry Smoothie
Ginger is considered an anti-inflammatory so if you suffer from Arthritis this might be the smoothie for you. If you don’t mind the kick!
- 3 tablespoons hemp protein powder
- 2 inch piece of ginger (peeled if not organic)
- 2 cups of leafy greens (kale, collards, romaine, spinach, chard, etc.)
- 1 cup of celery
- 1 cup of mixed frozen berries of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc)
- ½ cup filtered water
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 min or until smooth
- Serve immediately or store in airtight container for up to 1 day
Peanut Butter & Banana smoothie with chia seeds
Chia seeds are high in fiber, packed with nutrients, and can easily be added to your favorite smoothie. This high fiber smoothie might help you out if you have Crohn’s Disease.
- 1 cup milk of choice
- ½ cup Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
- 1 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- Combine ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth
- Slice some bananas on top for extra texture
- You can make this smoothie thick enough to eat with a spoon.
This smoothie contains fruits that boost your immune system. Even in the summer, it’s important to keep your body in fighting shape.
- 1 cup roughly chopped spinach and kale, packed tightly
- 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mix of mango, pineapple, and kiwi chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- Add the spinach and kale to a blender with the Almond Breeze and blend well.
- Add the frozen fruit, ginger and lemon and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add more almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time.