berry green smoothies

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A Reason to Drink Your Apples

High in good-for-the-gut fiber and inflammation-fighting antioxidants, apples are an oft-forgotten smoothie ingredient worth remembering. This sweet smoothie includes half of green apple, as well as blueberries, which can also help combat inflammation with their sky-high antioxidant levels (berries are one of the staples of the Nordic diet, which lowered the activity levels of inflammatory genes found in fat tissue, according to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition).

Get the recipe: Berry Green Smoothie
chocolate cherry smoothie

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The "Seriously, It's Healthy!" Way to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

A morning treat with rich taste, cacao powder is also high in flavonoids, antioxidants that may help lower blood pressure and inflammation. Plus, it happens to do a bang-up job balancing out this smoothie's super-green ingredients: spinach and zucchini.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Cherry Blitz
lime ginger smoothie

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A Healthy Taste of the Tropics

There are as many reasons to love yogurt as there are ways to eat (or drink!) it— but the draw for anyone following an anti-inflammatory diet is that this dairy powerhouse gives you a dose of probiotics. When unhealthy bacteria get the upper hand in your gut, they promote inflammation. Probiotics help ensure that the healthy kind of bacteria stay on top instead. This tropically inspired drink includes a half-cup of yogurt, along with lime juice and zest, and grated ginger.

Get the recipe: Lime Ginger Yogurt Drink