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Anti-inflammatory Smoothie and Green

Spinach and kale are great anti-inflammatory vegetables. When they are combined with other anti-inflammatory compounds found in turmeric and ginger you have a powerful smoothie. Remember it is inflammation of joints and muscles that are the major cause of pain.

1 cup of frozen kale
1 cup of frozen spinach
½ cup of frozen pineapples
½ t of turmeric powder
1 T of grated ginger root
1 ½ cup of green tea or almond milk

Put all ingredients in a blender such as a smoothie maker and blend until smooth. Might need to add more tea or water in order to get the right consistency.

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Turmeric Tea

Turmeric Tea

Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes
Yield: 1 Serving

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Tea Ingredients

1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of clove
pinch of nutmeg
tsp fresh ginger (optional)
pinch of fresh ground black pepper*
As much turmeric as you can handle! Start with a teaspoon and go up from there.
1-2 cups of water
Raw honey to sweeten
Milk sub of choice (I went with fresh coconut milk, but almond and hemp would both be delicious)

*I have included black pepper in this recipe as studies show it aids in the absorption of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. I happen to be allergic to black pepper and so I omit it.

Make It Like So

Slow and steady stove top method

Simmer herbs and water together for 10 mins.
Strain out and add honey and milk.

Fast and furious blender method

Boil water in your kettle and add to blender (a blender with gradual speed increase will reduce likely hood of pressure from steam of boiled water exploding out of your blender).
Add in spices and blend until smooth and unified in color.
Strain out tea and add milk and honey.