Wednesday, 21 October 2015
The "Bring Back Summer" Banana- Pineapple anti-inflammatory smoothie
Every now and then I do a Periscope broadcast in my little London Kitchen and the other afternoon I needed a quick snack before starting to study again...
So I decided to film an improvised smoothie recipe spot some anti inflammatory action, as I don't know about you, but here people are starting to sneeze and cough all around me on public transports....
So why not use some anti inflammatory, immune-boosting ingredients to make a delicious drink???
Pineapple contains Bromelain, a group of enzymes that break down protein, known for its anti-inflammatory action.
Turmeric is an ancient Indian spice containing a compound called Curcumin which is not only a powerful antioxidant, but also anti-inflammatory and can help digestion,.
Ground linseeds are a plant source of Omega 3 and contribute to immune, brain and joints health.
They are also a dietary source of phytoestrogens, which can help balance hormone imbalances.
WARNING: This smoothie might bring back memories of summer, the beach, sun and sea...
2 SLICES OF PINEAPPLE
1 FROZEN BANANA
1TBSP GROUND LINSEEDS
1/4 TSP TURMERIC POWDER
1 HANDFUL CASHEW NUTS (to increase protein content)
1 TSP PROTEIN POWDER (all I had left in the house)
1 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
1CUP ALMOND MILK
Pop everything in your blender and whizz it up baby!!!!
Now pour it in your favourite glass and imagine you're lying on a beach somewhere fabulous.