Healthy Eating

5 Delicious Anti-inflammatory Breakfast Smoothies

These smoothies are so good they taste like dessert.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

There’s no denying the fact that chronic inflammation is a big deal. It can lead to a whole host of health issues. So, how do we keep inflammation in check and support wellness so that we can be the healthiest version of ourselves? A great place to start is to look at the foods we eat each day, and today we’re talking specifically about how we can supercharge the first meal of the day with anti-inflammatory breakfast smoothies. 

Ahead, you’ll find five delicious smoothie recipes that require minimal ingredients and very little prep and clean-up time, making them perfect for busy mornings. 

Anti-inflammatory Foods That Make Delicious Smoothie Add-Ins

The good thing about anti-inflammatory foods is that there are plenty of them — this makes it easy to fit these nutrient-dense foods into your clean eating plan without getting bored of eating the same thing. 

We’ve added the following foods to the anti-inflammatory breakfast smoothies below.

Berries

Berries are one of the most talked-about anti-inflammatory foods and often one of the easiest to add to a healthy eating plan. Berries are rich in anthocyanins, which are powerful anti-inflammatory flavonoids. 

Berries can be added to your morning breakfast smoothie or even on top of your bowl of oatmeal for a delicious anti-inflammatory breakfast. 

Turmeric 

Turmeric has received a ton of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties and for good reason. According to research, this powerful spice contains both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Pineapple 

Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that also holds anti-inflammatory health benefits. We combined pineapple and turmeric in one of the breakfast smoothies below as a powerful anti-inflammatory duo. 

Cocoa 

If you’re a chocolate fan, a blueberry cocoa smoothie will quickly become a welcome addition to your morning routine. And adding some chocolate to your morning can actually be a really healthy choice (so long as you’re choosing unsweetened!) Cocoa flavanols have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, plus some research suggests that cocoa may also contain both cognitive and mood-supporting properties — talk about a healthy breakfast win. 

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5 Delicious Anti-inflammatory Breakfast Smoothies

Ready to start your day with a delicious anti-inflammatory breakfast smoothie?  Here are five delicious recipes to consider adding to your morning routine. 

#1 Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

Pineapple Tumeric Smoothie

A refreshing anti-inflammatory breakfast smoothie to kickstart your day. This pineapple smoothie will remind you of the tropics and is full of wholesome ingredients. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple 
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk yogurt 
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric 
  • 1 tsp. honey 

Directions:

Step #1: Blend everything in a high-speed blender.

Step #2: Sip and enjoy! 

#2 Blueberry Cocao Breakfast Smoothie

Anti-inflammatory Raw Cacao Smoothie

Blueberries + cocoa make for a decadent anti-inflammatory breakfast smoothie and a delicious way to satisfy a chocolate craving! Add a handful of dark leafy greens for an added boost — you won’t even taste it! 

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup full-fat unsweetened coconut milk 
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries 
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 tbsp. raw cacao nibs 
  • 1 tbsp. almond butter 

Directions:

Step #1: Add everything to a blender and blend until creamy.

Step #2: Enjoy! 

#3 Rise & Shine Green Smoothie

Anti-inflammatory Green Smoothie

If you’re new to the green smoothie game, this is the perfect anti-inflammatory breakfast smoothie to start with. You can add a handful of spinach to this smoothie without altering the taste, and you can add some avocado for added creaminess. Toss in some ground flaxseeds for some added fiber and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. This is such a mild-tasting green smoothie that most kiddos will approve too! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • ½ of a sliced avocado 
  • 1 handful of spinach 
  • 1 tsp. pure maple syrup 
  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseeds 

Directions:

Step #1: Toss everything into a blender and blend up the ultimate green smoothie.

Step #2: Grab a glass straw, sip, and enjoy. 

#4 Raspberry Chia Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

Raspberry Chia Smoothie

Raspberries are another one of our top anti-inflammatory fruit picks. Blend up some raspberries with chia seeds for some added omega-3s, and sweeten with honey. This also makes the ideal pre or post-workout fuel to supercharge your energy and help promote muscle recovery. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond or cashew milk 
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries 
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 1 tsp. honey 
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds 
  • 1 scoop JS Health X FitOn Protein Powder 

Directions:

Step #1: Add everything to a blender and blend until creamy.

Step #2: Enjoy right away. 

#5 Avocado Mint Cacao Smoothie 

Avocado breakfast smoothie

Who says anti-inflammatory breakfast smoothies can’t taste like dessert? This avocado mint cacao smoothie literally tastes like a mint chip shake, so if you’re looking for a sweet way to start your day without the added sugar, this smoothie is for you. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • ½ of an avocado 
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp. pure maple syrup 
  • 1 tbsp. raw cacao nibs 

Directions:

Step #1: Toss all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Step #2: Enjoy as a refreshing breakfast or mid-day snack. 

Start Your Day Off Right 

Ready to take your breakfast to a whole new level? Try one of these anti-inflammatory breakfast smoothies. They are easy to make and require minimal cleanup, making these breakfast smoothies an easy win. The best part? You can adapt them to your taste preference.

Not feeling a smoothie for breakfast? Enjoy one for a snack or meal replacement during the day. You really can’t go wrong. 

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