Here’s a recipe I created for a client who was experiencing inflammation in the body that gave him discomfort. He drank the smoothie on a regular basis and it helped to minimize discomfort, and with other nutrition changes, he began to feel better.
As part of the recipe creation, I listed the the nutritional facts. The total calories is just 306 and you’ll find a full breakdown of the facts after each ingredient listed below.
Here are the ingredients:
10 oz. unsweetened almond milk (1.3g protein, 37.5 calories, 3.1g fat, 2.5g carbs)
1/2 frozen banana (.9g protein, 72.3 calories, .2g fat, 18.5g carbs)
1 large handful of frozen mango (1g protein, 90 calories, no fat, 24g carbs)
1 teaspoon turmeric (.2g protein, 7.8 calories, .2g fat, 1.4g carbs)
1/2 teaspoon of ginger (.1g protein, 3.1 calories, .1g fat, .6g carbs)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (.1 g protein, 6 calories, .1 g fat, 1.8 g carbs)
1/2 teaspoon chia seeds (1.5g protein, 30 calories, 2.25g fat, 2.50g carbs)
1 teaspoon raw honey (60 calories, 17g carbs)
Total Calories = 306
Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Note, add the liquid first, then the fruit, and then the spices. Enjoy!
You can purchase the ingredients at your local grocery store, such as Trader Joe’s, Wegman’s, Harris Teeter, or Whole Foods.
Note: If you’re new to the spice Turmeric and you’re not a BIG fan of spicy, try a 1⁄4 teaspoon on the first go. And if you’re not a big fan of cinnamon, either eliminate or cut back on that too.