As the seasons shift, embrace these anti-inflammatory “cocktails”—juices and shakes stocked with nutritious super foods to help maintain your healthy lifestyle.
“No matter the kind of diet you may lean toward—vegetarian, vegan, low-carb, no-carb, Mediterranean, Neanderthal, or any other kind of diet—any and all anti-inflammation efforts are well worth it!” says nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS, author of The Juice Lady’s Anti-Inflammation Diet. “You can lose weight on the anti-inflammation diet and rejuvenate your body.”
Here are a few of Calbom’s tasty and convenient favorites.
– 1 to 2 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, ends trimmed
– ½ small beet, with leaves
– 1 cucumber
– 1 handful spinach or several chard leaves
– ½ lemon, peeled
– 1-inch piece ginger root, scrubbed
Cut produce to fit your juicer’s feed tube. Juice all ingredients and stir. Pour into a glass and drink as soon as possible.
KEY BENEFITS: Beets contain unique phytonutrients called betalains, which have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification effects.
– 1 green apple
– ½ large fennel with fronds
– 1-inch piece ginger root
– 1 large broccoli stem
– 3 leaves kale
– ½ cucumber
Cut produce to fit your juicer. Start by juicing the apple and finish with the cucumber. Drink as soon as possible.
KEY BENEFITS: All ingredients are powerhouses known to have anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, analgesic, antioxidant, and/or anticarcinogenic effects.
Antioxidant Power Smoothie
– 1 cup unsweetened plant milk such as hemp, coconut, or almond milk
– ½ cup blueberries
– 1 pear
– ½ cup baby spinach
– 1 teaspoon Indian gooseberry extract (optional)
– 1 tablespoon flaxseed
– Ice cubes (optional)
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.
KEY BENEFITS: Berries help prevent damaging effects of free radicals and inflammation.
Mocktails are healthy and non-alcoholic drinks it is great for serving the entire family and a nice alternative for party guests who prefer not to drink alcohol.So enjoy these cups full of health.
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