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Fight inflammation in the most delicious with this easy anti-inflammatory blueberry smoothie recipe. Only 5 minutes to make and perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack full of berries, spinach and more! 

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Fresh smoothies can be great ways to fight inflammation! This anti-inflammatory blueberry smoothie adds a ton of inflammation fighting foods and spices to your diet. Fresh and simple ingredients that come together in this amazing tasting smoothie. You will love it!

So what is all of the buzz about eating foods with anti-inflammatory powers?

“Inflammation is like salt. A pinch is a good thing, but get a tad too much and it ruins everything.”

Prevention Magazine

Why You Will Love This Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie:

  • It only takes 5 minutes to make.
  • This blueberry smoothie has lots of fresh ingredients.
  • It tastes amazing!

There are actually a lot of foods that are considered anti-inflammatory.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods:

According to experts at Harvard Health Publishing and Healthline, the following are some inflammation fighting foods.

  1. Salmon and fatty fish: Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation and these fish are a great source.
  2. Dark, leafy greens. The list of benefits from eating your greens is so long so this just is icing on the cake, right?
  3. Nuts. Almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews and more. Again, the omega-3 fatty acids are loaded in all kinds of nuts.
  4. Green tea
  5. Avocado
  6. cocoa: flavanols are responsible for fighting inflammation in cocoa and dark chocolate
  7. Spices: ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and more.
  8. Berries. These fruits are loaded with anti-oxidants as well so load up on your berries!
  9. Olive Oil. Many studies on the Mediterranean diet that is rich in extra virgin olive oil show the benefits when it comes to combatting inflammation.

Your body is equipped with the tools it needs to fight inflammation but when I feel like I am getting sick or things feel off, I like to add a little boost!

Anti-Inflammatory Ingredients in this Smoothie:

Blueberries, leafy greens, almond butter, cinnamon, cayenne and even the Maca powder (optional) offer anti-inflammatory qualities so you are ready for anything with this one! If you are not one for heat, lighten up on the cayenne at first but I wouldn’t skip it completely, it just adds a bit of flair to the whole smoothie.

Toss everything in the blender and things will really get fired up! So go eat up and fight some inflammation!

Recipe Ingredients:

  1. Frozen Banana: I am a firm believer that all smoothies need a frozen banana or some sort of frozen base to make them thick, creamy and cold. Bananas are always always in our freezer because you never know when you will crave a smoothie!
  2. Blueberries: I prefer frozen but fresh are great as well. I find them to have a touch more sweetness and that’s what I love!
  3. Spinach or leafy greens: Spinach is my go to–I have never been much for kale. If kale is more your thing , then go for it!
  4. Almond Butter: I love adding a nut butter to most of my smoothies. Gives them a bit of bulk in my opinion.
  5. Almond Milk: More almonds are always a great thing in my opinion. You can certainly use your preferred milk for this blueberry smoothie.
  6. Cinnamon: Adds a touch of sweet spice.
  7. Cayenne: Cayenne makes this smoothie in my opinion. It doesn’t add any flavor but a sensation of heat right along with the sweet. Don’t miss out on this! But if you really really can’t do the cayenne, maybe try to add some turmeric instead. Turmeric is another great spice to add into your diet!
  8. Maca Powder: This is totally optional.

Optional Add-Ins:

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Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie

Fight inflammation in the most delicious with this easy anti-inflammatory blueberry smoothie recipe. Only 5 minutes to make and perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack full of berries, spinach and more! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 340kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 376mg, Potassium: 991mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 6063IU, Vitamin C: 41mg, Calcium: 415mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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92 Comments

  1. Colleen says:

    Can this smoothie be made ahead and kept in a fridge for a few hours or do you need drink it right away? I’m new to the whole smoothie thing ~thanks!

    1. Lorie says:

      I’ve made it and let it sit for a few hours in the fridge while at work before eating. You should be fine!!

  2. Jessica @Small Bites by Jessica says:

    I’ll take blueberries in any form I can get them! This looks so creamy and delicious!

    1. Lorie says:

      Yes! And when they are in season. Even better!

  3. Alisa Fleming says:

    I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen cayenne in a smoothie before! I’m trying to figure out how all of this will come together, and I just can’t, so I’ll just have to try it 🙂

    1. Lorie says:

      I had it in a smoothie a couple years ago at a local Juicery. It’s unlike anything. You really just have to do it!!

  4. Julie @ Running in a Skirt says:

    I have inflammation in my elbow right now from breaking it! Clearly I need to try this, what a great recipe.

    1. Lorie says:

      The worst, hope you feel better and fast!

  5. Ashley | Fit Mitten Kitchen says:

    Oh I love the addition of cayenne and maca in there! This smoothie sounds seriously awesome. Blueberries are magical.

    1. Lorie says:

      Thanks Ashley! I just stocked up on maca so it’s happening now!

  6. Katherine says:

    Yum! That smoothie is beautiful, and I love that it has extra health benefits, too 🙂

    1. Lorie says:

      Tasty and healthy are always a great combo!

  7. Emily Kyle says:

    I suffer quite a bit from inflammation, so its always awesome to see more recipes like this! I even think I have all of the ingredients on hand to make this afternoon, thanks for sharing!

    1. Lorie says:

      Hope you love it Emily!

  8. Taylor Kiser says:

    Love smoothies! Can’t wait to try this one! Especially like the addition of cayenne!

    1. Lorie says:

      Same. Enjoy!

  9. Sarah says:

    This is my kind of smoothie! I’ve added cayenne to smoothies and had smoothies pretty much the same but without the cayenne and never thought to add it but now can’t wait to try it!

    1. Lorie says:

      Yes! It’s so amazing!

  10. Sonali- The Foodie Physician says:

    I make a lot of smoothies. They are a quick and easy way to pack a lot of nutritious ingredients into a delicious and portable meal or snack. This one sounds like it has a nice kick to it! I’ll have to give it a try!

    1. Lorie says:

      They really are the best bang for your buck!