Joint-Soothing Smoothie


Cherry Smoothie Recipe
Serves: 14.5 oz
Cherries are a good source of anthocyanin’s which provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease arthritis pain. Ginger and cinnamon also provide anti-inflammatory properties. And flax seeds contain Omega 3 fatty acids which help ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis by lowering levels of inflammatory chemicals in the body that erode cartilage.
  • 2 oz. Pitted cherries, frozen, unsweetened
  • 1 each Pitted date
  • 1 tsp. Sliced almonds
  • 1 cup Vanilla almond milk, unsweetened, organic
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Ground ginger powder
  • 1 Tbls. Maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Flax seed, ground
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Ice Cubes
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender for a couple of minutes until smooth and creamy.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Pour into a tall thin ice-tea glass and serve with a straw or (optional) garnish by hanging a cherry on the rim and topping with a mint sprig.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 190, Fat: 7g, Carbohydrates: 32g, Sodium: 183mg, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 4g, Cholesterol: 0mg


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