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    Anti-Inflammatory Berry Cherry Smoothie

    This Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie is going to be one of the best decisions you have ever made for your mornings.

    Not only is it picky eater approved (yes, I am talking about my husband), but it is jam packed full of nutrients, fiber, and nearly every ingredient is loaded with antioxidants!

    This smoothie is not only a great part of the Anti-Inflammatory Diet, but is also vegan approved!

     

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    The Perfect Breakfast

    Many of you who read my post Does the Alkaline Diet Help With Weight Loss, knows how restrictive it is.  It’s basically a vegan diet.

    And it is so much like the anti-inflammatory diet that I talked about in my free e-book.

    And while doing that diet, I needed new breakfast options, because eggs and turkey bacon weren’t going to work anymore.

    (Side note, I never did go back to eggs and turkey bacon.  It’s been either this smoothie or just avocados and blueberries every morning since.)

    I discovered this smoothie while trying to pack as many antioxidants into one meal as I could.

    And it was a winner.

    My husband, who refuses to eat anything green, really likes this smoothie.

    So of course, now I try to make him one almost every day, because I have to take advantage of that. It’s the only way to get him an extra boost of antioxidants in a way that he actually enjoys.

    This has become one of my new favorite smoothies too.

    It is tied right up there with the Mango Cherry smoothie.  The Mango version tastes a lot sweeter and has more of a tropical flavor.  Whereas this one tastes like a less sweetened dessert.

    Can you imagine kale and spinach for a dessert?

    It sounds weird, but my interest is actually peaked.  I wonder if I can make that work?




    Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Health Benefits

    I already told you this anti-inflammatory smoothie contained a ton of antioxidants.

    But can you believe this has a whopping  345% DV of Vitamin K?

    Vitamin K comes in many of our foods, but most of the time it is in really small amounts, so unless you eat a plant based diet, it’s hard to get the recommended daily value, so 345% is pretty darn fantastic.

    While this smoothie contains over 20% DV of most nutrients (except vitamin B12), here is what is has the most of:

    • 345%  Vitamin K
    • 118%  Vitamin A
    • 78%   Calcium
    • 62%   Manganese

    How do those help your body?

    Your entire body is made up of bones and blood cells.  Your blood cells literally keep your body functioning in every way and help heal damage when it happens.  The top vitamins in this anti-inflammatory smoothie are geared towards helping form and power up bone and blood cell health.

    Pretty neat, huh?




    About The Non-Dairy Option…

    So after reading the recipe, I know some of you are staring at the tofu and saying “ick”.

    I understand, a few years back, I was right there with you.

    However, I also hadn’t tried it before and was just saying ick because I didn’t know any better.  It’s truly not bad at all when paired with other stuff.

    Using soft tofu in smoothies is really great for individuals who can’t process dairy.

    The tofu gives it a much more neutral taste, while providing the creamy texture smoothies are known for.  Which is great because then you can really taste the other ingredients.

    If you don’t like tofu, you can also use plain yogurt.  It will give the smoothie a more tangy taste, but is just as good, as I have tried it both ways.

     

    Tools I Used for the Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

    Ninja Professional Blender (This is the best blender I have ever gotten.  I’ve owned it longer than any other blender)

    Measuring Cups

    Mason Jar Glasses

     

    Save Money!

    You can save money by buying in bulk and using some of these same ingredients in other recipes for the week.

    Other recipes to try:

     

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    Anti-Inflammatory Berry Cherry Smoothie

    Anti-Inflammatory Berry Cherry Smoothie


    • Author: Ashly
    • Prep Time: 4 minutes
    • Cook Time: 1 minute
    • Total Time: 5 minutes
    • Yield: 6 cups 1x
    • Diet: Vegan

    Description

    This Anti-Inflammatory Berry Cherry Smoothie is a great, healthy breakfast to start out your day!  Packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients and lots of nutrients and Omega 3s, this fiber rich breakfast will make your taste buds happy and your body happy.


    Ingredients

    Scale

    1/2 cup Spinach

    1/2 cup Kale

    2 cups Frozen Mixed Berries (I usually use blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)

    1 cup Frozen Cherries

    6 oz Soft Silken Tofu

    1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseeds

    2 1/2 cups  Unsweetened Almond Milk


    Instructions

    Throw all ingredients into blender and mix on high until all blended.

    Notes

    You can substitute the tofu out for plain unsweetened yogurt, but it may have a tangier taste.

    Strawberries taste good in this recipe too if you only have blueberries and strawberries.

    • Category: Breakfast
    • Method: Blender
    • Cuisine: American

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1/2
    • Calories: 253
    • Sugar: 21g
    • Sodium: 281mg
    • Fat: 9g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.7g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
    • Carbohydrates: 36g
    • Fiber: 9g
    • Protein: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 0g

    Keywords: berry smoothie, blueberry smoothie, spinach smoothie, kale smoothie, cherry smoothie, dairy free smoothie, vegan smoothie, omega 3 smoothie, breakfast ideas, best smoothie

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    Comments

    1. Katie says

      Been since I learned about gut health, been excited to try anti-inflammatory smoothies – thanks for sharing! Going to try this!

      • Ashly says

        I know you will love it! My husband is a super sweet-toothed carnivore who refuses to eat anything green and he really likes this smoothie, just to give you an idea on taste!

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