Do you suffer from chronic inflammation? This recipe is excellent for fighting inflammation as well as increasing your energy levels. It is packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients which reduce pain and swelling, and nourish your cells with body-loving antioxidants.
Inflammation occurs when our body’s experience an injury, infection, irritants, stress or foreign objects entering our system, and our immune response and protective reactions to these factors. Our bodies inflame so that the injured area can begin healing.
However, with chronic inflammation, our immune response is constantly revved up, and this can lead to accelerated aging and a variety of other diseases like psoriasis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes (type II), arthritis, autoimmune diseases, neurological disease and digestive disorders.
Today’s smoothie will help you fight this inflammation so that you can experience some relief from your pain. If you start to change the way you eat (lots of fresh whole fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds), you have the ability to reduce inflammation (yes, even permanently!), and can even reverse your condition (this of course, takes time and dedication).
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Flesh
- 1 Cup Frozen Cherries
- 5-8 Basil Leaves
- 1-2 Cups of Coconut Water or Water
- 1 tbsp. Chia or Hemp Seed
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 20-30 seconds until smooth.