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5 Breakfast Smoothies That Can Help Slash Inflammation and Burn Fat

Blend, sip, and feel the inflammation melt away.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

There’s no denying that chronic underlying inflammation is a big deal. It can lead to a whole host of health issues. In fact, nearly every chronic disease can be linked to some type of inflammation. So, how do we cool inflammation and prevent disease? 

It all starts with diet, and how you start your day matters. Starting your day with an anti-inflammatory smoothie is the ideal way to get your day of healthy eating off on the right foot. And not only that but reducing your inflammatory load is the perfect way to help support a healthy weight

Ready to whip up some delicious and refreshing smoothies full of anti-inflammatory superfoods to cool inflammation and bust fat?

We’re sharing our top five fav smoothies to blend up before you head out the door to work each morning.

#1 Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

Pineapple Tumeric Smoothie

Ingredients:

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

Blend everything in a high-speed blender, sip and feel the inflammation melt away! 

Start your day off with a powerful anti-inflammatory smoothie with nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory spice. Turmeric has been known to fight off chronic inflammation, and it packs in a hefty dose of antioxidants to help fight off free radicals. Add some fresh or frozen pineapple for an added boost. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that also holds anti-inflammatory health benefits. Plus, this smoothie pretty much tastes like the tropics, so it’s a delish way to start your day.

#2 Blueberry Raw Cacao Smoothie

Raw Cacao Smoothie

Ingredients:

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

Add everything to a blender and blend until creamy. Enjoy! 

If you’re a chocolate fan, this will quickly become a welcome addition to your morning routine. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to help cool inflammation. They also pack in a hefty dose of dietary fiber to keep blood sugar levels in check and your digestion running smoothly. Toss in some raw cacao nibs for added antioxidants and a magnesium boost. If you’re feeling adventurous, add a handful of dark leafy greens, we promise you won’t even taste them! 

#3 Rise & Shine Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

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

Toss everything into a blender and blend up the ultimate green smoothie. Grab a glass straw, sip, and enjoy. 

If you’re new to the green smoothie game, this is the perfect recipe to start with. You can pretty much blend spinach into anything 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! 

#4 Raspberry Chia Smoothie

Raspberry Chai Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond or cashew milk 
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries 
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 1 Tbsp. manuka honey 
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds 
  • 1 scoop of collagen protein 

Add everything to a blender and blend until creamy. Enjoy right away. 

Raspberries are another one of our top anti-inflammatory fruit picks, plus, they’re delicious. Blend up some raspberries with chia seeds for some added omega-3’s to cool inflammation, and sweeten with manuka honey for some added immune-boosting benefits. This also makes the ideal pre or post FitOn workout fuel to supercharge your energy and help promote muscle recovery. 

#5 Avocado Mint Cacao Smoothie 

Avocado smoothie

Ingredients:

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

Toss all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy as a refreshing breakfast or mid-day snack. 

Mint chocolate chip ice cream lovers unite. This avocado mint cacao smoothie literally tastes like a mint chip shake, and packs in some serious anti-inflammatory power from the avocado and raw cacao nibs. If you’re looking for a sweet way to start your day without the added sugar, this smoothie is for you. 

Ready to cool inflammation and fuel your body with exactly what it needs for all-day energy? Try one of these smoothies. They are loaded with anti-inflammatory benefits, and only take 5 minutes to make. It’s a no brainer and 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.