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This Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie is the perfect make-ahead breakfast! It’s full of anti-inflammatory foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals, tastes delicious and will keep you satisfied until lunch time. It’s vegan, naturally gluten-free and and so easy to prep! We make them into freezer packs for easy breakfasts that are already prepped in the freezer. Just dump into the blender, add your liquid, and blend!
Smoothies are the easiest make-ahead breakfast! We love them because the possibilities are endless. In the past I’ve offered up many smoothie recipes, and even the perfect smoothie guide, but today we are focusing on the idea of smoothie freezer packs, and specifically nutrionally based smoothies.
Smoothie packs are so popular these days, and while they may be convenient, they can be pricey and you can’t really control what is in them. For the next four weeks we’re going to offer up 4 nutritional-minded smoothies that you can prep in advance, and in bulk if you choose, to be ready for a quick blend in the morning before heading out the door. And at the end we’re going to do a round up and a bonus 30 Budget-Friendly Smoothies (in under 30 minutes) guide!
If you are a long-time reader of mine, you know that I believe that food can play a big part in not only keeping the body healthy, but also healing the body, so we’re offering up 4 make-ahead smoothie packs that target specific health benefits! And today marks our first one: Anti-Inflammatory!
Inflammation in the Body
Our body uses a process known as inflammation to protect ourselves from invading foreign microbes such as chemicals or pollen, or to help heal from a wound. When this condition persists without the underlying cause it can be harmful. This is known as chronic inflammation and it has been linked to a number of larger medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. A natural and easy way to help keep inflammation down is through food!
Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Eating a diet full of foods rich with vitamins and minerals is a great start to lower inflammation. Some common foods to help with this are leafy greens, nuts and fatty fish. For our smoothie today we’ve paired a few (delicious) foods together that are high in anti-oxidants and rich in vitamins in mineral to help reduce inflammation: mango, cauliflower, ginger, turmeric and black pepper!
Stay tuned for the rest of the make-ahead smoothie freezer pack series:
- Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Freezer Pack
- Anti-Oxidant Smoothie Freezer Pack
- Fiber Smoothie Freezer Pack
- Detox Smoothie Freezer Pack
- Round Up + 30 Budget-Friendly Smoothies
Items we love for smoothie packs:
- Reusable Silicone Bags
- High-Speed Blender
- Bag Opener (to fill your packs)
Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Freezer Pack
- 1 cup 5 ounces frozen mango
- 1/2 cup 2 ounces frozen cauliflower florets
- 1 banana sliced
- 1 " piece of fresh ginger peeled
- 1 " piece fresh turmeric peeled
- pinch fresh black pepper
- pinch cinnamon
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 scoop collagen peptides optional
To Make Freezer Packs:
- Place all ingredients except coconut milk and water into a freezer safe bag. Freeze until ready to use, up to 1 month.
- Combine all ingredients, including coconut milk and water in a high speed blender.
- Blend until creamy, adding additional water if necessary.
Can I use fresh fruit instead of frozen fruit, bag then freeze? How long can these be in the freezer?
Yes – 4 months or so.
I am super excited to have found you and your site. Would you be able to use another type of milk rather than coconut? I am not big on that flavor profile?
Sure! Milk of choice is fine!
I am allergic to mango can you substitute it for something else?
You can substitute peach or something similar.
I tried this recipe and it turned out so delicious. Thank you so much. So excited to try more!
Do you have to use the canned coconut milk? I have a carton of coconut milk in my fridge. Is there a difference?
Just made this today. Happy Friday! it is delicious! I also added collagen to mine. Lexi, you are the best! I am excited for this whole series!
Can you use ginger oil instead of fresh ginger?
I’ve never tried that – let us know if you do!
How much would you use when you substitute ground turmeric for fresh?
1 teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon to start and add more as desired.
I made this today and my kids said it was the best smoothie I have made. Thanks so much!
AHHHH that is amazing!
Can you buy fresh turmeric at any grocery store.? Love turmeric.
Can you substitute ground turmeric for fresh if it’s unavailable? Love this series idea!
I’m allergic to bananas! What would be a good substitute to that for this smoothie or any smoothie?
I can’t eat banana, what is a good substitute for this recipe.??
This is fantastic. I also add a little avocado oil as it is anti-inflammatory and really doesn’t change the flavor!
I am excited for this series. Thank you, Lexi!
I struggle with Fatigue and inflammation daily so I will definitely be trying this recipe and it looks and sounds like it will be Delicious!
I haven’t made smoothie packs in awhile, but I’m always so glad when I do! Great reminder to start doing that again : )