An overabundance of inflammation in the body can cause all sorts of issues, from digestion problems to chronic diseases. One of the best ways to combat inflammation is via our diet, which is why, this week, we’re partnering with Temple Turmeric, a conscious company that creates natural, organic, GMO-free turmeric shots. With 10-26 times more turmeric than the average supplement, a Temple Turmeric shot is full of origin verified, never-heated, whole root Hawaiian turmeric.
To continue Temple Turmeric’s body-calming trend, the rest of the smoothies in this box are full of anti-inflammatory ingredients that will not only keep your immune system strong, but your muscles and nervous system happy too!
Temple Turmeric Golden Milk
With many, many scientific studies boasting the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric root, it remains one of the most helpful superfoods to consume on a daily basis. Temple Turmeric, an ethically-minded company that sources their turmeric root from Hawaii, creates organic, non-GMO turmeric drinks that give both your immune system and your overworked muscles a helping hand. Pro tip: golden milk is usually warm. If you have a high powered blender such as a vitamix, skip the ice and let the blender run for 4-5 minutes. The smoothie will automatically heat up. If you don’t have a high powered blender, heat the smoothie in a saucepan so it’s hot, but not boiling. Of course, you can always add ice and have a cold smoothie. Both options are delicious!
Pecan Protein Oatmeal
The anti-inflammatory power of oats comes from their ample amount of fiber, which helps to reduce blood sugar spikes (which can lead to inflammation). A diet high in whole grains like oats may also help protect against heart disease and high cholesterol. Pecans are bursting with antioxidants (which help defend against chronic conditions like Alzheimer’s and cancer), and banana and spinach provide ample amounts of potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamin C. Power through your day with this energizing, high protein snack.
Honey Orange Citrus Wake-Up
Even though they taste acidic, lemons are actually quite alkalizing, and help rebalance the body’s pH. Because of their high levels of antioxidants, citrus fruits are great at fighting against inflammation, and kale is full of fiber, which is necessary for controlling blood sugar spikes. Get more than an entire day’s worth of vitamin C in this low sugar, low fat alternative to that sweetened, store-bought juice.
Maple Almond Glow
While many people think of mesquite as a savory ingredient connected to BBQ, it’s actually quite sweet, and has been used for centuries as a natural sweetener. Native to South America, mesquite has a caramel-like taste, and includes a good amount of fiber and protein per serving, which keeps blood sugar from spiking and inflammation low. Add in some almond butter for healthy fats, a banana for potassium, and collard greens for more fiber and vitamin A, and you’ve got a high fiber smoothie that will keep you satisfied and energized all day long.
Gingerols, the compounds found in ginger root that have proven, potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, are the main reasons ginger is one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Add in extra antioxidants from kiwis, and healthy fat and protein from cashews, and you have a creamy, nutritious smoothie that is not only good for chasing away colds, but for keeping your joints healthy as well.