Every morning I try to have a healthy breakfast that includes lots of citrus, fruits, and a power veggie to keep me energized throughout the day. I usually include spinach. Why you ask; because it is full of energy producing enzymes, it's 100% fat-free, AND it's a natural anti-inflammatory food! All of those things are essential in the diet of someone who has an auto-immune illness!
It's extremely important to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into our every day diets especially for those with auto-immune illnesses like lupus, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
So today I'll be sharing my own personal smoothie recipe that I use to fight fatigue daily! If you have any questions please feel free to post them. All feedback is appreciated! Okay, lets get ready to make some smoothies!
*If you like you can freeze your fruits ahead of time so that way you don't have to add ice to your recipe!
Blackberries, Oranges, Raspberries!
Fatigue Fightin' Smoothies
-A 6oz container of yogurt (whichever kind you prefer is fine)
-3 splashes of Orange Juice (About 1/2 to 1 cup)
-Spinach (About 1/2 cup)
-A handful of ice
Baby Spinach, Mangoes, Yogurt, Pineapples, and Strawberries!
You don't need to measure anything out, I just like to add however much I like. Also the spinach doesn't contribute to the taste of the smoothie so no worries on the taste factor. Throw everything into the blender, blend, pour into a cup and store the extra in a container.
If you're not going to drink the extra in 24 hours, freeze it to enjoy another time.
Toss into blender, and blend!
*You'll notice some fruits & spinach below are highlighted. This is because I've included links where you can learn just how beneficial they are to your health, especially the anti-inflammatory factor! I'll share a few fun facts about a few that will inspire you to add these power foods to your everyday diets!
* Spinach rates a whopping 78% on the Anti-inflammatory scale & the serving size recommended is one cup!
* Pineapple is rated at 71% on the Anti-inflammatory scale &
Health begins with what we eat, so take care to notice what you put into your body. Choosing the right foods is the first step in pain management. When we learn what helps our body to feel good its a step in the right direction to healing! Knowledge is power lovies,but if you don't use it; then what good is it in knowing!