Main Ingredients

  • ½ cup mango
  • ½ cup papaya
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond, soy, rice or coconut milk
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric (freshly grated) or turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or vanilla chia pudding
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger
  • 1 serve (20g) of  plant based protein powder (pea, brown rice or quinoa)

Snack: Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

  • Preparation: 2 minutes
  • Cooking: nil
  • Serves 2

Blend all ingredients in a nutri-bullet or blender until smooth. Add water if the consistency is to thick.

You can also add additional anti-inflammatory supplements such as fish oil, olive oil or flaxseed too this smoothie.

This smoothie is so easy to take to work or training in a drinking container. It is also popular for cyclists as a fuel source during long rides and for all athletes post training sessions.  You can use whey or casein based protein powders if you do not have a dairy intolerance however I prefer plant based protein powders as many athletes find they have less sinus congestion when they remove dairy.  Excessive dairy intake can ironically displace  nutrients such as magnesium and calcium required for bone building and maintenance.

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Sports Nutrition and Naturopathy by Kate Smyth of the Athlete Sanctuary, Ballarat} Melbourne, Torquay