Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Bowl
The consistency of this smoothie bowl is thick and reminiscent of frozen soft serve, making it a perfect breakfast option during warm summer months. Besides helping you cool off, these Smoothie Bowls are also hydrating and packs an antioxidant punch.
The smoothie contains pineapple and fresh ginger, which are powerful anti-inflammatory foods thanks to their antioxidant content. Pineapple is a rich source of vitamin C, flavonoids, and phenols, important antioxidants for the immune system and skin health. It also contains an enzyme called bromelain that promotes healthy digestion.
Ginger contains gingerol a powerful antioxidant responsible for many of ginger’s health properties. Ginger helps relieve many common digestive ailments and may help relieve muscle aches and pain.
Chia seeds help thicken the smoothie and are a good source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
For the smoothie:
1 cup coconut water
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen peach slices
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, optional
2 tbsp chia seeds
½ cup raspberries and/or strawberries, divided
1 tbsp slivered almonds, divided
1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
Additional sprinkle of chia seeds, optional
Makes 2 servings.
- Place coconut water, banana, frozen pineapple chunks, frozen peach slices, ground ginger, and chia seeds into a blender.
- Blend on medium to medium-high speed until mixture is smooth and creamy. If too thick, you can add an additional splash of coconut water.
- Divide smoothie mixture into two bowls. Top with slivered almonds, unsweetened shredded coconut, berries, and an extra sprinkle of chia seeds, if desired. Enjoy immediately.
Nutrition Information for 2 servings
Serving size = ½ smoothie mixture topped with 1 ½ tsp slivered almonds, 1 ½ tsp unsweetened shredded coconut, and ¼ cup raspberries and/or strawberries
Carbohydrate: 37 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Sugar: 20 grams
Protein: 4.5 grams
Fat: 7.5 grams
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