Hi there! Thanks for dropping by! Why should you care about smoothies for arthritis and inflammation? Let’s look at the data first.
The National Arthritis Data Workgroup revealed that over 22% of American adults have arthritis. It’s expected that the number of people living with arthritis by 2030 will rise to 67 million.
Scared enough? I’m not saying that you’ll suffer from this medical condition soon. But you will if you don’t change your diet now.
Although most types of arthritis have no known cause, other forms of arthritis are said to be related to the immune system. Your IS attacks your own tissues in the joints.
Unfortunately, this condition can be inherited genetically.
But obesity can contribute to its development. Thus, changing your diet may help alleviate your symptoms or stop them from occurring.
What are Smoothies for Arthritis and Inflammation to Try?
The best thing about smoothies is that you don’t need special equipment to make one. As long as you have some fresh fruits and a reliable blender, you’re good to go.
1.) Peach and Cherry Smoothies
Peach can help in decreasing inflammation because of its polyphenols. Plus, it has prebiotics that can decrease your risk of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Cherries, on the other hand, have high amounts of polyphenols and vitamin C.
Combine these two ingredients and you get a perfect smoothie for your arthritis. It’s easy to make it.
Just add a cup of cherries and slices of peach. You may also choose to add a cup of coconut milk.
Mist them all in your blender until you get a smooth consistency.
Don’t add sugar as it can only aggravate your condition. Just remember though that cherries and peaches are naturally sweet so no need to sweeten the blend.
2.) Carrot and Pineapple Smoothie
Carrot is one of the orange-hued vegetables high in vitamin A and beta-carotene. They are known to fight inflammation.
Pineapple is high in vitamin C. We all know that. But what you don’t know is that it has high in bromelain. It’s an enzyme linked to reduced pain and swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
To make this smoothie, simply add a cup of cubed pineapple, large chopped carrots, and 2 cups of spinach. The spinach gives the smoothie a healthy green glow.
Make sure to add 8 ounces of water. But don’t add sugar. The carrots and pineapple in the mixture already offer fresh flavor.
3.) Pineapple and Blueberry Smoothie
Another blend you can pair pineapple with is blueberry. We already know how powerful pineapple is in reducing inflammation.
But do you know the role of blueberry in this smoothie? Well, berries are high in vitamins and antioxidants. They have flavonoids known to fight inflammation.
Blueberries are considered a superfood as they regulate your immune system while reducing chronic inflammation.
When making this smoothie, simply chop your pineapple and add a cup of it to your blender. Add a cup of blueberries, and a cup of watercress or water. Blend them well until you get smooth and even consistency.
4.) Guava and Strawberry Smoothie
This can be a great summer drink.
Guava fruit is rich in vitamins A, C, iron, and other minerals that can fight inflammation. Another great combination to fight inflammation.
To fight back inflammation with this smoothie, simply use a cup of strawberries, 1/2 cup of guava, and 6 ounces of water. Blend them well into your blender until you get the consistency that you want.
You may also add frozen bananas and spinach. It’s your preference.
5.) Avocado and Pineapple Smoothie
Avocado is one of the best fruits that can fight inflammation. It is a good source of vitamin E. This fruit also contains a micronutrient with anti-inflammatory effects.
If you eat these compounds, you are reducing your risk of joint damage seen in osteoarthritis.
Furthermore, making an avocado smoothie each day can increase your good cholesterol, even though it has high-calorie content. Thanks to its high fiber and fat content that can help control your cravings.
To make this smoothie, simply add a cup of 150 grams of avocado and a cup of cherries in a blender. Make sure to add a cup of natural pineapple juice. Blend them well to get even consistency.
It’s important to note that these smoothies won’t help your arthritis overnight. It takes time before you can actually feel the difference.
In other words, you need to drink them every day to see a huge difference in your medical condition. Thus, you may consider stocking up on fruits and vegetables in your fridge.
Get the right refrigerator supplies.
The right refrigerator supplies can make all the difference when it comes to making smoothies.
- Freezer trays: These are handy for storing frozen fruit, vegetables, and other items that you want to keep cold (like ice cream) in your freezer. You can use plastic ones or glass ones—but if you’re looking for something more sturdy, go with metal—and remember that they need to be cleaned regularly so as not to build up bacteria or mold on them over time.
- Shakers: There are lots of different kinds of shakers out there. I’m using a Herbalife shaker.
Decide which smoothie ingredients you want to freeze and which ones will keep in your refrigerator.
Why Frozen Fruits and Vegetables are Great?
Frozen fruit and vegetables are great for smoothies, but some of them can be hard to find in the produce section. If you don’t know where to look for your favorite frozen produce, check out your local grocery store’s freezer section.
Frozen fruits and vegetables are also much easier to work with than refrigerated ones because they’re easier to grate into a blender without turning into a slushy mess (and you won’t have to worry about being able to take them out of the freezer).
If you do decide to buy in bulk, make sure your freezer doesn’t get too full. You still want air circulation.
Fruit: Depending on what fruit is readily available where you live, this method can work well for freezing fruit alone or using frozen fruit in smoothies. ‘
For example: If strawberries are not available locally but there are ripe red cherries around then substitute one cup each of fresh berries and cherries for every cup of strawberry ice cream base recipe above – just make sure there are no chunks left behind when blending!
Make ice cube trays of your favorite smoothie ingredients, so whenever you’re ready, you can pop a few into the blender.
The next thing you’ll want to do is make sure that the ice cube trays are freezer-safe (and not just for smoothies). You should also check with the manufacturer of your blender before using any frozen ingredients in it; some blenders might not work with frozen fruit or vegetables if they were made with plastic parts that melt when exposed directly to heat from hot liquids like milk or water!
Find some handy shakers for smoothies on the go.
If you’re looking for something to make your smoothies portable and easy, a shaker bottle is a way to go. These bottles come with flip tops that prevent spills, so you can use them on the go without having to worry about spilling your drink all over yourself or your bag.
The silicone seals also prevent leaks, which is especially important if you’re trying to stay hydrated during cold days.
The best part? These bottles are dishwasher safe—and even BPA-free! They’ll keep your drinks fresh longer than any other type of container could hope to do (and they’re much more cost-effective than buying individual plastic containers at the store).
Try a smoothie subscription box for more inspiration.
If you’re new to the world of smoothies and want to try something new, subscription boxes are a great way to do so. These boxes are filled with all sorts of goodies that can help your body feel better—and they’re easy on the wallet!
It’s easy to make sure you always have fresh ingredients for smoothies.
You don’t need to go out and spend money on a blender, nor do you have to buy all of your ingredients at once. The best way to make sure that your smoothies taste great every time is by using the freezer.
Freezing fresh fruits and vegetables will keep them from spoiling before they get used in your smoothies. To store them properly, place them in an airtight container with as much air space around them as possible so that they can breathe when frozen.
It’s also important not to let any liquid evaporate from their surface before placing them into the freezer—this will cause spoilage due to bacteria growth within the food item itself!
When freezing raw foods such as bananas or avocados (which are high in water), place each one individually into an ice cube tray before placing it into its own baggie or container so that it doesn’t thaw out while sitting on top of other items in your freezer’s storage space (or worse yet–get eaten by mice!).
This way there won’t be any cross-contamination between fruits/veggies stored together due only because they’ve been stored together within the same general area.”
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What do you think of these smoothies for arthritis and inflammation? Have you tried one of them? Please leave me a note below. Thanks! By the way, if you’re looking for natural remedies to help you sleep, check out this post.